Worcester County MD Information


Worcester County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 49,829
Daytime Population: Workers 29,444
Daytime Population: Residents 23,353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,797
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 49,108
Population in Familes 38,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 721
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $58,702
Average Household Income $78,117
Per Capita Income $34,124


Total Housing Units 57,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,818 (27.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,636 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36,473 (63.0%)
Median Home Value $271,306
Average Home Value $331,673


Total Households 21,454
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 13,951
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% -0.42%
Households -0.49% -0.46%
Families -0.62% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


Worcester County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worcester County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 18 29th
Population Density # 19 25th
Diversity Index # 19 25th
Median Household Income # 15 42nd
Per Capita Income # 13 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.