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Worton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Worton Census Designated Place had a population of 228 as of July 1, 2020. Worton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Worton is located at latitude 39.2746 and longitude -76.0922 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Worton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Worton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583706) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Worton Census Designated Place is located within District 3, Worton (Betterton), a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.


Worton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 228 (100%)
Population in Households 228 (100.0%)
Population in Families 182 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 247
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $49,285
Average Household Income $61,213
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $24,032
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $181,579
Average Home Value $229,276
Housing Affordability Index3 170


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.86% -1.08%
Households -0.84% -0.81%
Families 0.14% -1.21%
Median Household Income   -0.33%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.08%


Worton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 430 17th
Population Density # 462 11th
Median Household Income # 454 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 329 64th
Per Capita Income # 458 12th
Diversity Index # 205 61st

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