West Pocomoke, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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West Pocomoke, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Pocomoke Census Designated Place had a population of 452 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.0973 and longitude -75.5827 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.

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West Pocomoke, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 452
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $57,806
Average Household Income $89,646
Per Capita Income $38,572


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $181,395
Average Home Value $260,392


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.1%
Families 0.17% 0.14%
Median Household Income   4.55%
Per Capita Income   4.21%

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, 2018 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 # 227 57th
Median Household Income # 370 29th
Per Capita Income # 197 62nd

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