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Willards, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Willards had a population of 994 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Willards is located at latitude 38.3912 and longitude -75.3485 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Willards encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Willards (GNIS ID: 2391486) 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 Willards is located within District 14, Willards, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willards: Grover, Holly Swamp, Willard's, Williards.


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


Total Population 994 (100%)
Population in Households 994 (100.0%)
Population in Families 817 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 874
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $50,070
Average Household Income $55,240
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $20,645
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $140,064
Average Home Value $146,804
Housing Affordability Index3 218


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 256
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 0.34% 0.1%
Households 0.3% 0.05%
Families -0.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%


Willards, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willards 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 # 319 39th
Population Density # 313 40th
Median Household Income # 450 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 487 94th
Per Capita Income # 498 4th
Diversity Index # 319 39th

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