Parsonsburg, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 339.
Males: 187  (55.2%)
Females: 152  (44.8%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 21849.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,402
Parsonsburg:

$54,402
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,917

Parsonsburg CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $195,100
Parsonsburg:

$195,100
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $222,008; detached houses: $219,420
March 2019 cost of living index in Parsonsburg: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Parsonsburg, MD (2019)
    • 34982.9%White alone
    • 5312.6%Black alone
    • 122.9%Two or more races

Races in Parsonsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Parsonsburg, Maryland as of April 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parsonsburg is 25 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (36.2%), English (20.6%), Irish (10.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 81 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (79.5 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (88.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (112.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pittsville, MD (1.8 miles ),
Willards, MD (2.6 miles ),
Powellville, MD (2.6 miles),
Salisbury, MD (2.6 miles ),
Delmar, MD (2.6 miles ),
Delmar, DE (2.7 miles ),
Fruitland, MD (3.0 miles ),
Whaleyville, MD (3.0 miles)

Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 75.47 W

Distribution of median household income in Parsonsburg, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Parsonsburg, MD in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Maryland:

6.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Parsonsburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Parsonsburg place center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 56.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parsonsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 138.1 miles away from Parsonsburg center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from Parsonsburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wicomico County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Parsonsburg:

  • HEALTHSOUTH CHESAPEAKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • COASTAL HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • FMC - NORTH SALISBURY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • SALISBURY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • PENINSULA HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • DEERS HEAD CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsonsburg:

  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 2 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 8 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 17 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 22 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Delaware State University (about 56 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 57 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 69 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Parsonsburg include: Mount Calvary Holiness Church (A), Jerusalem United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Jerusalem Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wicomico County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Parsonsburg and their reported violations in the past:

PINE TREE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 91, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from APR-06-2006 to MAR-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Parsonsburg that have no violations reported:

  • TOMMY TUCKER NURSERY 2 (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.0%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Parsonsburg:

Marital status in Parsonsburg, MD
  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

For population 25 years and over in Parsonsburg:

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Maryland average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parsonsburg, MD (based on Wicomico County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,16868
Mainline Protestant13,83464
Catholic4,6562
Other1,74910
Black Protestant9565
None61,370-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Wicomico County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Wicomico County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Wicomico County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wicomico County:

9.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Wicomico County:

29.9%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

15.5%

6.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Worcester County, MD  0.83% ($26,650 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  0.78% ($29,498)
from Somerset County, MD  0.64% ($33,435)


6.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Worcester County, MD  0.84% ($59,146 average AGI)
to Sussex County, DE  0.79% ($48,416)
to Somerset County, MD  0.50% ($31,346)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parsonsburg:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WICO (1320 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parsonsburg:

  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • W204AY (88.7 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDIH (90.3 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/C FOUNDATION)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Parsonsburg:

  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • Parsonsburg, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:12
  • Fatalities22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count8375
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12655
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2939
  • Fatalities9155
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20530
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents950
See more detailed statistics of Parsonsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.5mTotal length
  • $197,000Total costs
  • 2,691Total average daily traffic
  • 191Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,421Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Parsonsburg)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 50 3 Mi W Rt 353 Rt 346 (Lat: 38.380667 Lon: -75.462972), Call Sign: KFB942, Licensee ID: L00035626,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.4800 MHz, 33.8000 MHz, 33.9800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2000, Expiration Date: 06/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2003, Registrant: County Of Wicomico, 401 Naylor Mill Rd Ste 300, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 548-4920

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WA54XC566, Shavox Road (South Side) - Wa54xc566 (Lat: 38.353250 Lon: -75.456639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 44.5 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WQPV525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/23/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parsonsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2223M , Serial Number: 21015, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Irving Warren William, 32817 Morris Leonard Rd, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
  • Aircraft: PERDUE GOERGE T BEDE-BD-5B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6269P , Serial Number: 71, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 02/26/1996
    Registrant (Individual): George T Perdue, 33850 Rohm Rd, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN AVIATION AA-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6440L , Serial Number: AA1A-0440, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/1988
    Registrant (Individual): George T Perdue, 33850 Rohm Rd, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7447P , Serial Number: 24-2636, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 03/23/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Billy J Cannon, 32765 Dagsboro Rd, Parsonsburg, MD 21849, Other Owners: Christine L Cannon
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S-60A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 57238 , Serial Number: S60A-164, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 01/20/1988
    Registrant (Individual): William R Jr Hummer, Route 2 Box 928, Parsonsburg, MD 21849
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/25/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of reported fires - 45 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2012. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Parsonsburg, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (38.0%), and Outside Fires (32.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parsonsburg, MD
    • 11538.0%Structure Fires
    • 9732.0%Outside Fires
    • 6320.8%Other
    • 289.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsonsburg, MD
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parsonsburg, MD
  • 58.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.0%Electricity
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parsonsburg, MD
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Parsonsburg compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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