Worcester County MD Information


Worcester County Subdivisions

Worcester County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 53,728 (100%)
Population in Households 53,007 (98.7%)
Population in Families 41,631 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 721 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 115
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $64,099
Average Household Income $89,166
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $38,571
Wealth Index5 113


Total HU (Housing Units) 59,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,885 (28.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,318 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36,465 (61.1%)
Median Home Value $306,250
Average Home Value $375,844
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 23,203
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 14,948
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.39% 0.24%
Households 0.38% 0.23%
Families 0.21% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.56%


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, 2021 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 # 17 33rd
Population Density # 19 25th
Median Household Income # 16 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 2 8th
Per Capita Income # 14 46th
Diversity Index # 19 25th

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