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Fruitland, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Fruitland had a population of 5,485 as of July 1, 2017. Fruitland 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 Fruitland is located at latitude 38.3197 and longitude -75.6252 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fruitland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Fruitland (GNIS ID: 2390590) 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 City of Fruitland is located within District 16, Fruitland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fruitland: Disharoons Crossroads, Forktown.

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


Total Population 5,485
Daytime Population: Workers 2,196
Daytime Population: Residents 2,389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 5,480
Population in Familes 4,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,452
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $55,683
Average Household Income $75,308
Per Capita Income $29,266


Total Housing Units 2,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $198,818
Average Home Value $229,577


Total Households 2,056
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,358
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 1.67% 0.98%
Households 1.54% 0.89%
Families 1.45% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Fruitland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitland 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 # 188 64th
Population Density # 247 53rd
Diversity Index # 132 75th
Median Household Income # 367 29th
Per Capita Income # 330 36th

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