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Cecil County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 102,603 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 85,951 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,129
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,894
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,395
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,844 (it was 7,828 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 348 sq. mi.

Water area: 69.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 295 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cecil County: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%), Educational, health and social services (15.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.2%), Construction (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cecil County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 51,190  (49.9%)
Females: 51,413  (50.1%)
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Cecil County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cecil County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $74,221 ($50,510 in 1999)

This county:

$74,221
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $922 (lower quartile is $676, upper quartile is $1,240)
This county:

$922
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $238,400 (it was $130,200 in 2000)
Cecil:

$238,400
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $175,800 - $318,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $322,623
Here:

$322,623
State:

$417,946

Townhouses or other attached units: $115,988
Here:

$115,988
State:

$249,949

In 2-unit structures: $192,215
Here:

$192,215
State:

$206,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,129
Here:

$164,129
State:

$218,381

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $412,568
Here:

$412,568
State:

$258,956

Mobile homes: $61,630
Here:

$61,630
State:

$73,685
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,642
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $560

Institutionalized population: 947

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 46
  • Burglaries: 252
  • Thefts: 412
  • Auto thefts: 97

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 273
  • Thefts: 532
  • Auto thefts: 69
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Health of residents in Cecil County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
70.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 683 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2001: 702 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2002: 892 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 935 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2004: 678 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2005: 619 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2006: 403 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2007: 327 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2008: 254 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2009: 236 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2010: 296 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2011: 291 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2012: 233 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2013: 172 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2014: 134 buildings, average cost: $178,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,745 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,430 (1.2%)

Cecil County household income distribution in 2009 Cecil County home values distribution Cecil County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.7%
Cecil County:

9.7%
Maryland:

9.7%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.6% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.0 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 28.8 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 47.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.3 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cecil County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Elkton, Perryville, North East, Rising Sun, Charlestown, Chesapeake City, Port Deposit, Cecilton.

Cecil County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Cecil County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.039 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clay County, Indiana , Marshall County, West Virginia , Taylor County, West Virginia , Wetzel County, West Virginia , Linn County, Missouri , Owen County, Indiana , Morgan County, Illinois , Washington County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,383
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,069 (65.2% naturalized citizens)

Cecil County:

4.0%
Whole state:

15.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 824
  • 2000 to 2009: 867
  • 1990 to 1999: 845
  • 1980 to 1989: 243
  • 1970 to 1979: 286
  • Before 1970: 553
Note: State values scaled to Cecil County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.9%

Cecil County marital status for males Cecil County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,091
  • One, attached: 5,458
  • Two: 748
  • 3 or 4: 665
  • 5 to 9: 2,483
  • 10 to 19: 1,164
  • 20 to 49: 575
  • 50 or more: 399
  • Mobile homes: 1,867
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 146

Housing units in Cecil County with a mortgage: 18,532 (791 second mortgage, 2,475 home equity loan, 183 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,641

Here:

72.0% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cecil County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,92247
Catholic9,4408
Mainline Protestant8,87341
Black Protestant7846
Other4652
None69,624-
Cecil 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: 20
Cecil County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Cecil County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cecil County:

8.2%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Cecil County:

27.8%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Cecil County:

Average size of farms: 165 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $146,606
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $623.11
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $115,612
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,059
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.89%
Corn for grain: 18760 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6724 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13849 harvested acres
Vegetables: 92 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 547 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cecil 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 51.2 miles away from Cecil 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 50.9 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 267.9 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 312.8 miles away from the 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 174.3 miles away from Cecil County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 306.8 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:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 06, 2011 to September 09, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4038: October 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 4038, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 24, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4034: September 16, 2011, FEMA Id: 4034, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1875: February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cecil County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (17%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

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

  • American (12%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • European (2%)

Cecil County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,412 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,744 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 186 (0.5%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 421 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 865 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,519 (7.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 414 people in nursing homes
  • 174 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 144 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 110 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 96 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 82 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 77 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 50 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 613 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 230 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 182 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 126 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 73 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 71 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in state prisons
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,770.

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Cecil County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.09%

1.75% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($13,327 average AGI)
4.13% relocated from other states ($33,859 average AGI)
Cecil County:

4.13%
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 New Castle County, DE  1.22% ($38,038 average AGI)
from Harford County, MD  1.03% ($45,538)
from Chester County, PA  0.27% ($44,630)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.26% ($48,646)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.26% ($110,625)
from Ocean County, NJ  0.16% ($105,373)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.10% ($43,237)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.71% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($12,537 average AGI)
4.08% relocated to other states ($32,361 average AGI)
Cecil County:

4.08%
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 New Castle County, DE  1.41% ($45,965 average AGI)
to Harford County, MD  0.90% ($40,180)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.28% ($43,126)
to Chester County, PA  0.22% ($65,162)
to Kent County, DE  0.14% ($31,654)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.12% ($50,205)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.12% ($76,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.4

Births per 1000 population in Cecil County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cecil County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cecil County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cecil County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cecil County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,756 (10,209 aged, 2,547 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,515 (6%)

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 Cecil County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (968)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (924)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (804)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (709)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (450)
  • Unspecified dementia (339)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (331)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (300)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (245)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (235)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,353
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 128
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,486

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,288
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 747
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.4
  • Other - 61.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 102,603
  • In family households: 87,665 (14,938 male householders, 11,698 female householders)
    20,471 spouses, 31,674 children (29,188 natural, 483 adopted, 2,003 stepchildren), 3,097 grandchildren, 717 brothers or sisters, 1,033 parents, 1,567 other relatives, 2,470 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,525 (5,143 male householders (3,858 living alone)), 5,517 female householders (4,516 living alone)), 2,865 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,413

Size of family households: 9,767 2-persons, 6,954 3-persons, 5,343 4-persons, 3,023 5-persons, 1,014 6-persons, 535 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,374 1-person, 2,154 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 50 6-persons.

14,902 married couples with children.
5,277 single-parent households (2,588 men, 2,689 women).

93.4% of residents of Cecil speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $446,587,000 ($4,675 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,134,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $215,714,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $84,298,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,175,000
Federal grants: $42,873,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,344,000 ($3,354,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $79,182,000 ($1,213,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,226,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $99,795,000
Federal Government insurance: $141,126,000

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

Births: 6,188
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,763
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +272
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,280
Here:

+95 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cecil County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.66 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 608
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,479
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,832
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,547
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,538
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,587
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,189
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,509
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,439
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,868
Note: State values scaled to Cecil population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cecil County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cecil County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 88
  • 4 rooms: 1,530
  • 5 rooms: 4,052
  • 6 rooms: 5,619
  • 7 rooms: 4,858
  • 8 rooms: 4,251
  • 9+ rooms: 5,775
  • 1 room: 702
  • 2 rooms: 257
  • 3 rooms: 987
  • 4 rooms: 2,515
  • 5 rooms: 3,237
  • 6 rooms: 1,377
  • 7 rooms: 1,024
  • 8 rooms: 781
  • 9+ rooms: 243
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cecil County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cecil County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 27
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,113
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,916
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,458
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,659
  • no bedroom: 702
  • 1 bedroom: 1,162
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,967
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,868
  • 4 bedrooms: 375
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
Cars and other vehicles available in Cecil County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cecil County population
  • no vehicle: 494
  • 1 vehicle: 4,906
  • 2 vehicles: 10,357
  • 3 vehicles: 7,729
  • 4 vehicles: 1,876
  • 5+ vehicles: 811
  • no vehicle: 865
  • 1 vehicle: 4,852
  • 2 vehicles: 3,940
  • 3 vehicles: 1,116
  • 4 vehicles: 127
  • 5+ vehicles: 223

90% of Cecil County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Maryland.

Cecil County:

90.4%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 47,013
  • Other state: 49,984
  • Northeast: 19,373
  • Midwest: 1,934
  • South: 26,844
  • West: 1,833

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cecil County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (34.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.6%)
  • Utility gas (11.1%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Electricity (57.3%)
  • Utility gas (24.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.9%)
  • No fuel used (3.2%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,305
Here:

12.0%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 835
Here:

14.7%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 523
Here:

14.3%
Maryland:

17.4%

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)

Cecil County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,687,000
    General - Other: $10,907,000
    Regular Highways: $1,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $457,000
    Other Higher Education: $274,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $151,139,000
    Other Higher Education: $16,969,000
    Regular Highways: $13,943,000
    General - Other: $11,595,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,658,000
    Police Protection: $6,202,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,798,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,460,000
    Health - Other: $3,241,000
    Sewerage: $3,102,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,977,000
    Financial Administration: $2,705,000
    Libraries: $2,542,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,527,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,805,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,441,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,142,000
    Water Utilities: $824,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $669,000
    Corrections - Other: $527,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $465,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,961,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,807,000
    General - Other: $2,349,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,019,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,611,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,412,000
    Police Protection: $548,000
    General - Other: $124,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $122,000
    Financial Administration: $109,000
    Corrections - Other: $66,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $136,786,000

Cecil County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,597,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,115,000
    Sewerage: $3,884,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,437,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,377,000
    All Other: $2,257,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,140,000
    Education: $586,000
    Highways: $260,000
    Public Welfare: $159,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,435,000
    Interest Earnings: $993,000
    Rents: $217,000
    Special Assessments: $40,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $812,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $106,973,000
    Highways: $7,119,000
    All Other: $5,622,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,650,000
    Public Welfare: $772,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
  • Tax - Property: $71,897,000
    Individual Income: $44,608,000
    NEC: $12,319,000
    Other Selective Sales: $156,000

Cecil County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,259,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,060,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,093,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,773,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,296,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $477,000

Cecil County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,502,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,933,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,296,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,382
  • Number of aged recipients: 80
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,302
  • Number of recipients under 18: 233
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 986
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 163
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 472
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 591
Cecil County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED471$236,469351$211,9262,639$212,167215$80,6193$4,418,667232$203,65129$60,862
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$263,83924$192,708237$214,31628$69,1430$08$124,8756$72,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED56$225,76883$165,976963$222,686153$57,6862$200,50083$170,01246$67,587
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$223,84463$201,968686$220,73349$163,9800$045$161,7335$95,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$207,1119$164,222165$220,40613$106,0000$015$213,9333$81,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$250,68742$271,6434$226,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$303,60022$255,4550$01$226,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$226,45516$270,6882$208,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$281,6004$252,7501$208,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$258,5000$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cecil County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46978.4 years
John46671.7 years
William45973.1 years
James37368.8 years
Charles32073.4 years
Robert30068.7 years
George22474.2 years
Margaret18879.0 years
Helen18078.5 years
Joseph16272.1 years
Most common last names in Cecil County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown17673.4 years
Smith15672.8 years
Johnson10974.2 years
Jones10170.8 years
Moore9875.9 years
Reynolds8773.7 years
Williams8574.2 years
Jackson8476.8 years
Miller8175.1 years
Davis7872.2 years
Businesses in Cecil County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3JoS. A. Bank1
ALDI1Jones New York1
AT&T1KFC3
Ace Hardware2Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Knights Inn1
Ashley Furniture1La Quinta1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Baskin-Robbins1Lane Furniture1
Bath & Body Works1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Martin's1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Burger King3McDonald's5
Chevrolet1Motel 61
Chick-Fil-A1Nike1
Cinnabon 1Payless1
ColorTyme1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Suites1Popeyes2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless2Ramada1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry2Rue211
Dennys3SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subway4
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile3
FedEx11Taco Bell3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1U-Haul8
Ford2UPS10
GNC2Waffle House2
GameStop1Walgreens3
Goodwill1Walmart2
H&R Block2Wendy's1
Hilton1YMCA1
Holiday Inn1

Cecil County on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"