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Parsonsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Parsonsburg Census Designated Place had a population of 350 as of July 1, 2017. Parsonsburg 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 Parsonsburg is located at latitude 38.3927 and longitude -75.4751 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Parsonsburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The Parsonsburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583669) 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 Parsonsburg Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Parsons, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parsonsburg 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 Parsonsburg: Johnsons Fork, Parsonburgh.

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


Total Population 350
Daytime Population: Workers 91
Daytime Population: Residents 149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 347
Population in Familes 285
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 268
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $41,832
Average Household Income $67,538
Per Capita Income $27,188


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $177,500
Average Home Value $195,573


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 92
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 0.44% 0.51%
Households 0.32% 0.3%
Families -0.59% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

Parsonsburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parsonsburg 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 # 398 23rd
Population Density # 459 12th
Diversity Index # 314 39th
Median Household Income # 475 8th
Per Capita Income # 361 31st

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