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Worcester County, MD&

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0.15% decline
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0.8% growth
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3.26% growth
Median Property Value
0.21% growth

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The economy of Worcester County, MD employs 23,728 people. The economy of Worcester County, MD is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.15; 2; and 1.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Worcester County, MD are Accommodation & Food Service (3,827), Retail trade (3,229), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,574), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($53,906), Educational Services ($50,787), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,000).

Median household income in Worcester County, MD is $57,227. Males in Worcester County, MD have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,848. The income inequality of Worcester County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Worcester County, MD. In Worcester County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,590. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Worcester County, MD is home to a population of 51,441 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Worcester County, MD is composed of 41,177 White residents (80%), 6,998 Black residents (13.6%), 1,726 Hispanic residents (3.36%), 732 Two+ residents (1.42%), and 687 Asian residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Worcester County, MD are Spanish (1,179 speakers), Urdu (305 speakers), and Russian (231 speakers), but compared to other places, Worcester County, MD has a relative high number of Urdu (305 speakers), Greek (147 speakers), and Italian (209 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salisbury City PUMA, MD awarded 3,587 degrees. The student population of Salisbury City PUMA, MD is skewed towards females, with 1,378 male students and 2,209 female students. Most students in Salisbury City PUMA, MD are White (2,331 and 65%), followed by Black or African American (780 and 21.7%), Two or more races (151 and 4.21%), and Hispanic or Latino (112 and 3.12%). The largest universities in Salisbury City PUMA, MD by number of graduates are Salisbury University (2,299 and 64.1%), University of Maryland Eastern Shore (722 and 20.1%), and Wor-Wic Community College (537 and 15%). The most popular majors in Salisbury City PUMA, MD are Kinesiology & Exercise Science (179 and 4.99%), General Psychology (178 and 4.96%), and General Business Administration & Management (168 and 4.68%). The median tuition costs in Salisbury City PUMA, MD are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,846 and $15,258 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County, MD is $243,600, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $243,100 to $243,600, a 0.21% increase. The homeownership rate of Worcester County, MD is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Worcester County, MD have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worcester County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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