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West Pocomoke, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Pocomoke Census Designated Place had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2017. West Pocomoke 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 West Pocomoke is located at latitude 38.0965 and longitude -75.5792 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the West Pocomoke Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The West Pocomoke Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390487) 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 West Pocomoke Census Designated Place is located within District 4, Dublin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Pocomoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Pocomoke, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 430
Daytime Population: Workers 703
Daytime Population: Residents 187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 890
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.07
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 348
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $50,607
Average Household Income $79,304
Per Capita Income $34,495


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $177,222
Average Home Value $244,876


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.75% -0.56%
Households -0.6% -0.5%
Families -0.3% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

West Pocomoke, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Pocomoke to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 382 26th
Population Density # 513 1st
Diversity Index # 219 58th
Median Household Income # 431 17th
Per Capita Income # 237 54th

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