Pocomoke City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pocomoke City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Pocomoke City had a population of 4,024 as of July 1, 2017. Pocomoke City 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 Pocomoke City is located at latitude 38.0629 and longitude -75.5538 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pocomoke City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Pocomoke City (GNIS ID: 2390638) 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 Pocomoke City is located within District 1, Southern, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocomoke City 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 Pocomoke City: Meeting House Landing, New Town, Newton, Newtown, Pitts Creek, Pocomocke, Pocomocke City, Pocomoke, Pokomoke, Stevens Ferry, Stevens Landing, Warehouse Landing.

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


Total Population 4,024
Daytime Population: Workers 1,867
Daytime Population: Residents 2,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,946
Population in Familes 3,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 1,081
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $31,599
Average Household Income $46,087
Per Capita Income $18,740


Total Housing Units 2,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 826 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 737 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 679 (30.3%)
Median Home Value $135,427
Average Home Value $174,486


Total Households 1,563
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,022
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 -0.54% -0.41%
Households -0.54% -0.43%
Families -0.72% -0.53%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Pocomoke City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocomoke City 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 # 214 59th
Population Density # 289 44th
Diversity Index # 120 77th
Median Household Income # 513 1st
Per Capita Income # 499 4th

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