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Wicomico County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 101,539 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 84,644 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,633
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,684
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,413
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,903 (it was 10,805 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 377 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 269 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wicomico County: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wicomico County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 48,425  (47.7%)
Females: 53,114  (52.3%)
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Wicomico County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wicomico County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,781 ($39,035 in 1999)

This county:

$54,781
Maryland:

$75,847

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $807 (lower quartile is $618, upper quartile is $951)
This county:

$807
State:

$1133


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $176,000 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Wicomico:

$176,000
Maryland:

$299,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,700 - $253,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,358
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $497

Institutionalized population: 1,320

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 157
  • Burglaries: 274
  • Thefts: 495
  • Auto thefts: 46

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 34
  • Assaults: 142
  • Burglaries: 257
  • Thefts: 625
  • Auto thefts: 37
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 269 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2008: 208 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2009: 145 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2010: 142 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2013: 112 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2014: 112 buildings, average cost: $137,300

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 2015: $1,815 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,894 (1.2%)

Wicomico County household income distribution in 2009 Wicomico County home values distribution Wicomico County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.4%
Wicomico County:

13.4%
Maryland:

9.7%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Area name: Salisbury, MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wicomico County is $534 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $778 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salisbury, Fruitland, Delmar, District 10, Sharptown, Pittsville, Willards, Hebron, Sharptown, Mardela Springs, Parsonsburg.

Wicomico 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: Daviess County, Indiana , Montrose County, Colorado , Kearny County, Kansas , Lyon County, Kansas , Madison County, Virginia , Lawrence County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,234
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,264 (45% naturalized citizens)

Wicomico County:

3.9%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,001
  • 1990 to 1994: 703
  • 1985 to 1989: 502
  • 1980 to 1984: 261
  • 1975 to 1979: 215
  • 1970 to 1974: 109
  • 1970 to 1974: 75
  • 1965 to 1969: 398
Note: State values scaled to Wicomico County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.3%

Wicomico County marital status for males Wicomico County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,084
  • One, attached: 1,073
  • Two: 1,003
  • 3 or 4: 873
  • 5 to 9: 1,396
  • 10 to 19: 1,544
  • 20 or more: 776
  • Mobile homes: 2,647
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Wicomico County with a mortgage: 12,427 (1,296 second mortgage, 1,464 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,137

Here:

70.8% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wicomico County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,16868
Mainline Protestant13,83464
Catholic4,6562
Other1,74910
Black Protestant9565
None61,370-
Wicomico 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: 15
Wicomico County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Wicomico County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 61
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wicomico County:

9.6%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Wicomico County:

29.9%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Wicomico County:

Average size of farms: 173 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $341,003
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $465.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.79%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $261,773
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,748
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.38
Corn for grain: 22492 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5092 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26200 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,989 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 49 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wicomico County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 87% 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 137.1 miles away from Wicomico 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 137.2 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 136.6 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 333.4 miles away from the 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 289.0 miles away from Wicomico 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 391.1 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 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 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 Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1081: January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: 1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Maryland Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3100: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Maryland Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-341: June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: 341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Wicomico County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Korea (17%)
  • India (9%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Haiti (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

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

  • United States or American (15%)
  • English (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Wicomico County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,808 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 5,173 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 258 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 394 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 172 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,048 (3%)
  • Other means: 295 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,447 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,688 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 616 people in nursing homes
  • 277 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 158 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 77 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 2,650 people in college/university student housing
  • 638 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 511 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 164 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 136 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 122 people in state prisons
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,013.

5.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.80% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($16,069 average AGI)
2.94% relocated from other states ($17,770 average AGI)
Wicomico County:

2.94%
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 Worcester County, MD  0.96% ($32,754 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  0.66% ($26,704)
from Somerset County, MD  0.54% ($26,333)
from Dorchester County, MD  0.23% ($29,988)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.15% ($44,490)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.13% ($29,326)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.11% ($36,231)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($113 average AGI)
Wicomico County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.11%

2.78% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($17,215 average AGI)
3.47% relocated to other states ($20,789 average AGI)
Wicomico County:

3.47%
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 Worcester County, MD  0.85% ($58,037 average AGI)
to Sussex County, DE  0.83% ($40,062)
to Somerset County, MD  0.44% ($28,077)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.23% ($39,561)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.21% ($30,338)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.16% ($22,807)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.16% ($22,696)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Wicomico County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Wicomico County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wicomico County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wicomico County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wicomico County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,846 (11,566 aged, 2,280 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,954 (13%)

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 Wicomico County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,742)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,066)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (894)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (615)
  • Unspecified dementia (532)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (433)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (321)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (303)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (296)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (247)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,962
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 396
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69,111

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,348
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 876
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 63.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.0
  • Other - 24.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.0
  • Other - 50.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 94,330
  • In family households: 75,584 (15,552 male householders, 8,620 female householders)
    16,698 spouses, 25,915 children (23,844 natural, 624 adopted, 1,447 stepchildren), 2,416 grandchildren, 969 brothers or sisters, 805 parents, 1,340 other relatives, 2,775 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,746 (5,707 male householders (3,792 living alone)), 7,341 female householders (5,613 living alone)), 5,698 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,403 (1,320 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,376 2-persons, 5,876 3-persons, 4,606 4-persons, 2,009 5-persons, 795 6-persons, 510 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,405 1-person, 2,335 2-persons, 670 3-persons, 565 4-persons, 53 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

12,350 married couples with children.
6,154 single-parent households (1,188 men, 4,966 women).

94.2% of residents of Wicomico County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $437,056,000 ($4,923 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,879,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $199,972,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,196,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,242,000
Federal grants: $89,482,000
Federal procurement contracts: $25,896,000 ($15,293,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $24,269,000 ($3,724,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $52,134,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $55,815,000
Federal Government insurance: $88,536,000

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

Births: 6,202
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,236
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +790
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,145
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wicomico County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 79
  • 2010 to 2013: 409
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,785
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,249
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,268
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,489
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,111
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,524
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,297
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,015
Note: State values scaled to Wicomico population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wicomico County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wicomico County population
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 328
  • 4 rooms: 1,377
  • 5 rooms: 4,452
  • 6 rooms: 5,371
  • 7 rooms: 4,021
  • 8 rooms: 2,881
  • 9+ rooms: 2,895
  • 1 room: 222
  • 2 rooms: 632
  • 3 rooms: 1,583
  • 4 rooms: 2,752
  • 5 rooms: 2,766
  • 6 rooms: 1,583
  • 7 rooms: 814
  • 8 rooms: 326
  • 9+ rooms: 127
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wicomico County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wicomico County population
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 280
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,480
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,661
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,293
  • 5+ bedrooms: 653
  • no bedroom: 245
  • 1 bedroom: 2,285
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,983
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,479
  • 4 bedrooms: 708
  • 5+ bedrooms: 105
Cars and other vehicles available in Wicomico County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wicomico County population
  • no vehicle: 945
  • 1 vehicle: 5,605
  • 2 vehicles: 9,360
  • 3 vehicles: 4,095
  • 4 vehicles: 1,088
  • 5+ vehicles: 320
  • no vehicle: 2,109
  • 1 vehicle: 5,142
  • 2 vehicles: 2,670
  • 3 vehicles: 598
  • 4 vehicles: 210
  • 5+ vehicles: 76

55% of Wicomico County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Maryland.

Wicomico County:

54.8%
State average:

57.4%

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

  • This state: 53,246
  • Northeast: 9,862
  • Midwest: 2,748
  • South: 13,764
  • West: 1,284

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,200


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 Wicomico County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.5%)
  • Utility gas (12.2%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (39.6%)
  • Utility gas (31.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,153
Here:

11.5%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 267
Here:

5.5%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 642
Here:

9.9%
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)

Wicomico County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $12,295,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,029,000
    Regular Highways: $94,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $141,569,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,849,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,237,000
    General - Other: $11,694,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,464,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,904,000
    Regular Highways: $6,719,000
    Police Protection: $5,801,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,242,000
    Liquor Stores: $4,693,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,535,000
    Health - Other: $2,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,397,000
    Air Transportation: $2,162,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,696,000
    Financial Administration: $1,550,000
    Libraries: $1,325,000
    Water Utilities: $1,154,000
    General Public Buildings: $827,000
    Sewerage: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $374,000
    Electric Utilities: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,996,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $750,000
    Local Fire Protection: $512,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,295,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,694,000
    Other Higher Education: $400,000
    Police Protection: $223,000
    General - Other: $142,000
    Financial Administration: $119,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $95,000
    Corrections - Other: $81,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,495,000

Wicomico County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $10,035,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,830,000
    Higher Education - Other: $6,685,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,823,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,688,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,973,000
    Regular Highways: $836,000
    Sewerage: $503,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $467,000
    Air Transportation: $345,000
    Parking Facilities: $295,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,561,000
    Education: $1,253,000
    Public Welfare: $629,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $275,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,182,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,857,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $157,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $5,097,000
    Electric Utilities: $69,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,234,000
    All Other: $8,564,000
    Highways: $6,262,000
    Public Welfare: $1,966,000
    General Local Government Support: $526,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,254,000
    Individual Income: $43,113,000
    NEC: $15,006,000
    Other License: $1,029,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $212,000
    Other Selective Sales: $150,000
    Amusements License: $9,000

Wicomico County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,411,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,821,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,119,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,529,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $255,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $236,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,000

Wicomico County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,632,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,216,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $236,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,802
  • Number of aged recipients: 171
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,631
  • Number of recipients under 18: 430
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,042
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 330
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 628
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 805
Wicomico County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wicomico 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 17 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 ORIGINATED395$176,129364$180,3791,835$176,444112$89,5543$782,000230$194,15745$82,533
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$133,40020$237,650172$175,52914$51,7140$017$177,64711$81,182
APPLICATIONS DENIED57$163,29894$158,904856$182,48198$62,6942$84,50070$164,41447$59,766
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$160,18829$163,828553$180,11620$122,3000$023$143,9577$156,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$136,2866$147,500129$172,86010$148,9000$08$194,8755$147,400
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$218,19432$226,3754$194,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$222,69220$209,1003$177,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$261,28610$252,3000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$246,3334$200,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$135,3331$399,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Wicomico County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William69773.3 years
Mary55778.5 years
John53173.6 years
James49671.5 years
Charles39272.2 years
Robert38670.3 years
George37875.1 years
Margaret22478.8 years
Helen22180.0 years
Elizabeth21076.5 years
Most common last names in Wicomico County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones34875.4 years
Smith33974.3 years
White23175.0 years
Davis21572.9 years
Taylor21574.9 years
Johnson19971.7 years
Brown19972.7 years
Williams18873.6 years
Parsons16274.7 years
Adkins15675.7 years
Businesses in Wicomico County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1LensCrafters1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets18
AutoZone2McDonald's6
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western1New Balance5
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Burger King3Nike23
Charlotte Russe1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A2Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Chipotle1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza2
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Penske1
Days Inn1PetSmart1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza3Popeyes1
DressBarn1Quiznos2
Dressbarn1RadioShack2
Dunkin Donuts3Red Lobster1
Express1Rite Aid4
FedEx15Ruby Tuesday2
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford2Sam's Club1
GNC2Sears3
GameStop3Sleep Inn1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Giant1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill5Staples1
Gymboree1Starbucks1
H&R Block3Subaru1
Hardee's3Subway8
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul7
IHOP1UPS9
JCPenney1Vans2
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's3
Kroger1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy1World Gym1
Lane Bryant1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

Wicomico County on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"