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Caroline County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 32,538 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 29,772 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,278
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,503
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,212
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,377 (it was 2,885 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 320 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Caroline County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Caroline County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 15,865  (48.8%)
Females: 16,673  (51.2%)
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Caroline County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Caroline County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,068 ($38,832 in 1999)

This county:

$53068
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $624 (lower quartile is $344, upper quartile is $893)
This county:

$624
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $203,712 (it was $101,600 in 2000)
Caroline:

$203,712
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,374 - $296,326

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $255,198
Here:

$255,198
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $176,818
Here:

$176,818
State:

$224,239

Mobile homes: $73,115
Here:

$73,115
State:

$63,596
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,536
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $445

Institutionalized population: 367

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 60
  • Burglaries: 114
  • Thefts: 143
  • Auto thefts: 17

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 70
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 160
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2008: 89 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2010: 67 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $176,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,117 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,757 (1.0%)

Caroline County household income distribution in 2009 Caroline County home values distribution Caroline County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.7% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for other race residents, 34.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
Caroline County:

15.8%
Maryland:

10.1%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.2% for American Indian residents, 8.1% for other race residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caroline County is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $786 a month.

Cities in this county include: Denton, Federalsburg, Greensboro, Ridgely, Preston, Goldsboro, Hillsboro, Williston, Marydel, Choptank.

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

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, New Jersey , Dorchester County , Ellis County, Kansas , Logan County, Kansas , Sherman County, Kansas , Wichita County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 836
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 756 (28% naturalized citizens)

Caroline County:

2.5%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 341
  • 1990 to 1994: 100
  • 1985 to 1989: 61
  • 1980 to 1984: 50
  • 1975 to 1979: 30
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 115

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.1%

Caroline County marital status for males Caroline County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,352
  • One, attached: 208
  • Two: 341
  • 3 or 4: 406
  • 5 to 9: 304
  • 10 to 19: 119
  • 20 or more: 58
  • Mobile homes: 1,237
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Caroline County with a mortgage: 4,221 (536 second mortgage, 522 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,877

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Caroline County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,65230
Mainline Protestant3,42225
Catholic2,5853
Black Protestant1,4537
Other17-
None21,937-
Caroline County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Caroline County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Caroline County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Caroline County:

11.3%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Caroline County:

30.0%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Caroline County:

Average size of farms: 227 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $206,242
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $326.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $170,437
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.78%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,701
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.98%
Corn for grain: 27012 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17797 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 46362 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,010 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 93 acres

Earthquake activity:

Caroline County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 101.2 miles away from Caroline County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 301.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 359.6 miles away from Caroline County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MarylandSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1910): May 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1875): February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 22, 2006 to July 12, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1652): July 2, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1652, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MarylandHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3251): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1492): September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3179): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MarylandWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1324): April 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1324, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 20, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1303): September 24, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1303, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1081): January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • MarylandIce Storms, Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 18, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1016): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1016, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Caroline County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Guatemala (34%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Haiti (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Caroline County (%):

  • United States or American (17%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Caroline County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,854 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,071 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 254 (2%)
  • Other means: 135 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 707 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Caroline County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 263 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Caroline County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 191 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,646.

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($23,558 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($7,963 average AGI)
Caroline County:

1.76%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Talbot County, MD  1.24% ($30,604 average AGI)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  0.79% ($30,926)
from Dorchester County, MD  0.73% ($27,239)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.64% ($43,338)
from Sussex County, DE  0.43% ($29,096)
from Kent County, DE  0.23% ($24,857)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.19% ($26,043)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.00% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($21,746 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($13,572 average AGI)
Caroline County:

2.65%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talbot County, MD  1.16% ($34,129 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.74% ($29,618)
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.66% ($42,513)
to Sussex County, DE  0.60% ($34,153)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.43% ($41,712)
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($33,617)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.21% ($38,440)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Caroline County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Caroline County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Caroline County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Caroline County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Caroline County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,101 (4,208 aged, 893 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 758 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Caroline County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (398)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (385)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (238)
  • Unspecified dementia (222)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (152)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (141)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (138)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (113)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (97)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1630.950
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 958.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.43

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.28

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,624
  • In family households: 28,232 (5,922 male householders, 2,780 female householders)
    6,331 spouses, 9,777 children (8,855 natural, 258 adopted, 664 stepchildren), 989 grandchildren, 283 brothers or sisters, 292 parents, 494 other relatives, 1,106 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,392 (1,566 male householders (1,185 living alone)), 1,890 female householders (1,576 living alone)), 936 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 442 (367 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,497 2-persons, 2,058 3-persons, 1,727 4-persons, 830 5-persons, 337 6-persons, 253 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,761 1-person, 573 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

4,882 married couples with children.
2,119 single-parent households (566 men, 1,553 women).

95.2% of residents of Caroline County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 27% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $171,953,000 ($5537 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,722,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $77,147,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,358,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,497,000
Federal grants: $42,992,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,639,000 ($1,644,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,320,000 ($3,130,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $704,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,022,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,571,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,106
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,655
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +286
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,354
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Caroline County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 345
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,159
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,132
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,839
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,091
  • 1960 to 1969: 897
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,144
  • 1940 to 1949: 492
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,507
Rooms in houses/apartments in Caroline County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 158
  • 4 rooms: 685
  • 5 rooms: 1,825
  • 6 rooms: 2,258
  • 7 rooms: 1,437
  • 8 rooms: 941
  • 9+ rooms: 874
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 417
  • 4 rooms: 800
  • 5 rooms: 604
  • 6 rooms: 491
  • 7 rooms: 207
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9+ rooms: 81
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caroline County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,592
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,903
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,235
  • 5+ bedrooms: 250
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 638
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,069
  • 3 bedrooms: 892
  • 4 bedrooms: 211
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
Cars and other vehicles available in Caroline County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 2,145
  • 2 vehicles: 3,467
  • 3 vehicles: 1,667
  • 4 vehicles: 507
  • 5+ vehicles: 196
  • no vehicle: 493
  • 1 vehicle: 1,339
  • 2 vehicles: 739
  • 3 vehicles: 239
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

61% of Caroline County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Maryland.

Caroline County:

60.5%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20434
  • Northeast: 2794
  • Midwest: 505
  • South: 4590
  • West: 400

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caroline County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38.6%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.0%)
  • Wood (5.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (48.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.8%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 350
Here:

9.0%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 148
Here:

7.9%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

9.6%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Caroline County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,897,000
    General: $5,467,000
    Regular Highways: $947,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $39,143,000
    General - Other: $5,014,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,527,000
    Police Protection: $1,323,000
    Fire Protection: $1,209,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,058,000
    Regular Highways: $1,006,000
    Libraries: $988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $886,000
    Parks & Recreation: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $681,000
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000
    Housing & Community Development: $536,000
    Financial Administration: $349,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $226,000
    Welfare - Other: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,244,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $461,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000
    Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $650,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $798,000
    General - Other: $742,000
    Regular Highways: $396,000
    Central Staff: $304,000
    Parks & Recreation: $256,000
    Police Protection: $78,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,975,000

Caroline County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,661,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $816,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $813,000
    Parks & Recreation: $478,000
    Housing & Community Development: $363,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $213,000
    Education: $103,000
    Highways: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $515,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $376,000
    Rents: $265,000
    Special Assessments: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $35,252,000
    Highways: $3,554,000
    All Other: $3,305,000
    General Support: $209,000
    Housing & Community Development: $204,000
    Public Welfare: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,677,000
    Individual Income: $8,489,000
    NEC: $1,607,000

Caroline County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,629,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $0
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,657,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,060,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $29,508,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $0
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,494,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,209,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0

Caroline County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,533,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,336,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,494,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 711
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 628
  • Number of recipients under 18: 128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 439
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 144
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 284
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 301
Caroline County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Caroline County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Caroline County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William45974.3 years
Mary38778.9 years
James31671.7 years
John28471.7 years
Charles26973.7 years
Robert16469.7 years
Dorothy14574.6 years
George14374.9 years
Margaret13578.5 years
Thomas12869.3 years
Most common last names in Caroline County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17075.2 years
Brown11873.6 years
Jones10576.1 years
Wright10077.5 years
Johnson9874.9 years
Nichols9573.5 years
Thomas9275.4 years
Towers9075.0 years
White7576.1 years
Downes7472.7 years
Businesses in Caroline County, MD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway4
FedEx4U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS2
Jimmy Jazz1