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Delmar, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Delmar had a population of 3,279 as of July 1, 2020. Delmar ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delmar is located at latitude 38.4559 and longitude -75.5774 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Delmar encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Delmar (GNIS ID: 2390827) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Delmar is located within District 11, Delmar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.


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


Total Population 3,279 (100%)
Population in Households 3,098 (94.5%)
Population in Families 2,435 (74.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 181 ( 5.5%)
Population Density 1,940
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $56,877
Average Household Income $69,570
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,037
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $178,311
Average Home Value $193,760
Housing Affordability Index3 190


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 836
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 0.39% 0.21%
Households 0.39% 0.19%
Families 0.64% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.49%


Delmar, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delmar 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 # 230 56th
Population Density # 196 62nd
Median Household Income # 401 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 431 83rd
Per Capita Income # 440 15th
Diversity Index # 126 76th

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