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Dorchester County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2019: 32,281 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 30,674 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,855
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,408
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,909
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,259 (it was 3,797 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 558 sq. mi.

Water area: 425.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dorchester County: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dorchester County, MD (2019)
    • 19,87364.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,42627.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9246.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4344.7%Two or more races
    • 3611.2%Asian alone
    • 240.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 230.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years
Males: 15,230  (47.2%)
Females: 17,051  (52.8%)
Average household size:
Dorchester County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,123 ($34,077 in 1999)
This county:

$54,123
Maryland:

$86,738

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $699 (lower quartile is $504, upper quartile is $905)
This county:

$699
State:

$1255


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,606 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Dorchester:

$193,606
Maryland:

$332,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,220 - $299,149
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,415
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $515

Institutionalized population: 414

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 145
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 68
  • Thefts: 140
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2000: 109 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2001: 117 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2002: 179 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2003: 285 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2004: 363 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2005: 338 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2006: 274 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2008: 153 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2013: 36 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $269,400
  • 2017: 41 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2018: 52 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2019: 54 buildings, average cost: $223,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Dorchester, MD residents
Average permit cost in Dorchester, MD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,233 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,942 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Dorchester, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dorchester, MD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dorchester, MD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.5%
Dorchester County:

15.5%
Maryland:

9.0%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.9 years old
(Males: 44.0 years old, Females: 46.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.6 years old, Black residents: 41.7 years old, American Indian residents: 64.3 years old, Asian residents: 44.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.0 years old, Other race residents: 39.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dorchester County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $555 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $749 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cambridge, Hurlock, Algonquin, Secretary, District 13, Bucktown, Vienna, Madison, Taylors Island, East New Market, Fishing Creek.

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

2018 air pollution in Dorchester County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Maryland:

6.6%

Unemployment by year in Dorchester, MD
County total employment by year in Dorchester, MD
County average yearly wages by year in Dorchester, MD

Current college students: 1,012
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,260 (41.2% naturalized citizens)

Dorchester County:

3.9%
Whole state:

15.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2142010 or later
  • 4572000 to 2009
  • 2311990 to 1999
  • 1341980 to 1989
  • 1111970 to 1979
  • 167Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.2%

Dorchester County marital status for males Dorchester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,510
  • One, attached: 805
  • Two: 420
  • 3 or 4: 402
  • 5 to 9: 705
  • 10 to 19: 304
  • 20 to 49: 377
  • 50 or more: 258
  • Mobile homes: 1,056
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Dorchester County with a mortgage: 5,327 (137 second mortgage, 537 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,779

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

71.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dorchester County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,16047
Evangelical Protestant3,46031
Catholic1,2173
Black Protestant7203
Other3392
None20,722-
Dorchester 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
Dorchester County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

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

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dorchester County:

11.5%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Dorchester County:

31.5%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Dorchester County:

Average size of farms: 357 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $238,934
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $322.55
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $170,128
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $109,155
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.25
Corn for grain: 22856 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13392 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 44803 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,437 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dorchester County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 63% 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 114.9 miles away from Dorchester County 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 123.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.9 miles away from Dorchester County center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4491-MD: March 26, 2020, FEMA Id: 4491, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 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 Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 22, 2006 to July 12, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1652: July 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1652, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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
  • Maryland Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3179: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dorchester County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dorchester

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,061 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,587 (13.1%)
  • Bus: 195 (1.6%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 176 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 414 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 617 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (34%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dorchester County


  • American (28%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 281 people in nursing homes
  • 151 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 204 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 140 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 46 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in college/university student housing
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,630.

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Maryland average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.75% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($28,908 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($12,747 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

1.72%
Maryland average:

3.22%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caroline County, MD  0.92% ($35,043 average AGI)
from Talbot County, MD  0.90% ($35,717)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.44% ($35,945)
from Sussex County, DE  0.32% ($22,600)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.27% ($62,735)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  0.25% ($40,645)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.23% ($47,966)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Maryland average:

7.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.57% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($22,626 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($18,999 average AGI)
Dorchester County:

2.40%
Maryland average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Talbot County, MD  0.93% ($40,581 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.78% ($31,765)
to Caroline County, MD  0.67% ($36,788)
to Sussex County, DE  0.36% ($49,087)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.27% ($42,118)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Dorchester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Dorchester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dorchester County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dorchester County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,033 (5,080 aged, 953 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 657 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (658)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (571)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (439)
  • Unspecified dementia (371)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (314)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (253)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (138)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (65)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (47)
  • Cardiomyopathy, unspecified (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,434

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,076
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,274
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,281
  • Male householders: 5,689 (1,665 living alone), Female householders: 7,620 (2,484 living alone)
  • 5,720 spouses (5,705 opposite-sex spouses), 804 unmarried partners, (731 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,593 children (7,787 natural, 342 adopted, 461 stepchildren), 1,072 grandchildren, 446 brothers or sisters, 413 parents, 48 foster children, 520 other relatives, 777 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 581

Size of family households: 4,622 2-persons, 1,627 3-persons, 1,236 4-persons, 507 5-persons, 454 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,149 1-person, 669 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

2,788 married couples with children.
2,933 single-parent households (677 men, 2,256 women).

93.6% of residents of Dorchester speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (30% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $248,456,000 ($8,038 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,393,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,888,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $53,146,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,162,000
Federal grants: $60,662,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,187,000 ($14,636,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,411,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,095,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,504,000
Federal Government insurance: $207,370,000

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

Births: 1,794
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,059
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +978
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dorchester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.47 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Year house built in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • 2062014 or later
  • 5702010 to 2013
  • 2,6162000 to 2009
  • 1,9831990 to 1999
  • 1,7971980 to 1989
  • 2,2651970 to 1979
  • 1,4171960 to 1969
  • 1,5561950 to 1959
  • 9801940 to 1949
  • 3,1551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • 21 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1403 rooms
  • 7504 rooms
  • 1,8505 rooms
  • 1,9666 rooms
  • 1,5897 rooms
  • 1,4888 rooms
  • 1,2129+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • 441 room
  • 1372 rooms
  • 7183 rooms
  • 1,0684 rooms
  • 8815 rooms
  • 7976 rooms
  • 1817 rooms
  • 1808 rooms
  • 2139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • 2no bedroom
  • 931 bedroom
  • 1,8302 bedrooms
  • 4,8863 bedrooms
  • 1,6394 bedrooms
  • 5435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland
  • 43no bedroom
  • 8431 bedroom
  • 1,7912 bedrooms
  • 1,0243 bedrooms
  • 4624 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 387no vehicle
  • 2,2231 vehicle
  • 3,7292 vehicles
  • 1,5703 vehicles
  • 6994 vehicles
  • 4535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dorchester County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,108no vehicle
  • 2,3021 vehicle
  • 6162 vehicles
  • 2393 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.1% of Dorchester County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Maryland.

Dorchester County:

87.1%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 23,613
  • Other state: 6,917
  • Northeast: 2,330
  • Midwest: 802
  • South: 3,371
  • West: 412
Year householders moved into unit in Dorchester County, MD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dorchester County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.5%Electricity
  • 21.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 19.2%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 159
Here:

5.1%
Maryland:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

5.7%
Maryland:

14.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 87
Here:

10.9%
Maryland:

18.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dorchester County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,596,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,423,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $105,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,601,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $68,831,000
    General - Other: $21,383,000
    Police Protection: $7,938,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,524,000
    Regular Highways: $2,805,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,426,000
    Air Transportation: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $960,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $899,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Parks and Recreation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $439,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    General Public Buildings: $128,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,094,000
    Other: $947,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $693,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $952,000
    Other - Health - Other: $698,000
    Other - Libraries: $534,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,682,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,491,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,895,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $309,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,397,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $62,212,000
    Other: $6,482,000
    Highways: $586,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,064,000
    Individual Income: $12,565,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,705,000
    Death and Gift: $915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,714,000

Dorchester County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,596,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,423,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $105,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,601,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $68,831,000
    General - Other: $21,383,000
    Police Protection: $7,938,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,524,000
    Regular Highways: $2,805,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,426,000
    Air Transportation: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $960,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $899,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Parks and Recreation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $439,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    General Public Buildings: $128,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,094,000
    Other: $947,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $693,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $952,000
    Other - Health - Other: $698,000
    Other - Libraries: $534,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,682,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,491,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,895,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $309,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,397,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $62,212,000
    Other: $6,482,000
    Highways: $586,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,064,000
    Individual Income: $12,565,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,705,000
    Death and Gift: $915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,714,000

Dorchester County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,596,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,423,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $105,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,601,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $68,831,000
    General - Other: $21,383,000
    Police Protection: $7,938,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,524,000
    Regular Highways: $2,805,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,426,000
    Air Transportation: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $960,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $899,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Parks and Recreation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $439,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    General Public Buildings: $128,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,094,000
    Other: $947,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $693,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $952,000
    Other - Health - Other: $698,000
    Other - Libraries: $534,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,682,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,491,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,895,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $309,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,397,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $62,212,000
    Other: $6,482,000
    Highways: $586,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,064,000
    Individual Income: $12,565,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,705,000
    Death and Gift: $915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,714,000

Dorchester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,596,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,423,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $105,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,601,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $68,831,000
    General - Other: $21,383,000
    Police Protection: $7,938,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,524,000
    Regular Highways: $2,805,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,426,000
    Air Transportation: $1,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $960,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $899,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Parks and Recreation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $439,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    General Public Buildings: $128,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,094,000
    Other: $947,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $693,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $952,000
    Other - Health - Other: $698,000
    Other - Libraries: $534,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,682,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,491,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,895,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $309,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,397,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $62,212,000
    Other: $6,482,000
    Highways: $586,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,064,000
    Individual Income: $12,565,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,705,000
    Death and Gift: $915,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $63,714,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 892
  • Number of aged recipients: 116
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 776
  • Number of recipients under 18: 180
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 504
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 208
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 379
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 365
Most common first names in Dorchester County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William33472.1 years
James29071.7 years
Mary26178.8 years
John25274.3 years
Charles18373.5 years
George17676.1 years
Robert16271.4 years
Thomas11972.8 years
Elizabeth11377.6 years
Margaret9079.3 years
Most common last names in Dorchester County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones19774.1 years
Johnson14176.4 years
Willey9776.7 years
Smith9274.6 years
Hurley9078.9 years
Phillips8278.7 years
Thomas8077.5 years
Jackson8073.5 years
Todd7675.0 years
Stanley7575.5 years
Businesses in Dorchester County, MD
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Hyatt1
Ace Hardware1Hyundai1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Burger King1Mazda1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Nissan1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Dennys1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1True Value2
FedEx2UPS1
Ford1Walgreens1
GNC1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hardee's1YMCA1
Holiday Inn1

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