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Worcester County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 51,929 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 46,543 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,834
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,903
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,775
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,492 (it was 4,919 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 473 sq. mi.

Water area: 221.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Worcester County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.1%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Worcester County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 25,267  (48.7%)
Females: 26,662  (51.3%)
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Worcester County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Worcester County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,392 ($40,650 in 1999)

This county:

$59,392
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $769 (lower quartile is $557, upper quartile is $1,065)
This county:

$769
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $257,441 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Worcester:

$257,441
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $177,679 - $376,563

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $318,654
Here:

$318,654
State:

$417,946

Townhouses or other attached units: $349,217
Here:

$349,217
State:

$249,949

In 2-unit structures: $248,621
Here:

$248,621
State:

$206,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,588
Here:

$264,588
State:

$218,381

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $338,853
Here:

$338,853
State:

$258,956

Mobile homes: $106,344
Here:

$106,344
State:

$73,685
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,574
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $536

Institutionalized population: 649

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 71
  • Burglaries: 42
  • Thefts: 91
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 112
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 379 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2008: 183 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2009: 106 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2010: 93 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2011: 81 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2012: 95 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $265,400
  • 2014: 134 buildings, average cost: $218,000

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: $2,053 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,124 (0.9%)

Worcester County household income distribution in 2009 Worcester County home values distribution Worcester County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.9%
Worcester County:

9.9%
Maryland:

9.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.7 years old
(Males: 48.2 years old, Females: 51.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.6 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 70.3 years old, Asian residents: 41.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 39.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Worcester County is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $911 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ocean Pines, Ocean City, Pocomoke City, Berlin, West Ocean City, Snow Hill, Bishopville, Newark, Stockton, Whaleyville.

Worcester 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: Breckinridge County, Kentucky , Somerset County , Cole County, Missouri , Pocahontas County, West Virginia , Morris County, Kansas , Orange County, Virginia , Reno County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,681
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,491 (53.3% naturalized citizens)

Worcester County:

4.8%
Whole state:

15.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 251
  • 2000 to 2009: 683
  • 1990 to 1999: 472
  • 1980 to 1989: 129
  • 1970 to 1979: 114
  • Before 1970: 462
Note: State values scaled to Worcester County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.0%

Worcester County marital status for males Worcester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,055
  • One, attached: 3,298
  • Two: 780
  • 3 or 4: 1,705
  • 5 to 9: 3,309
  • 10 to 19: 5,274
  • 20 to 49: 6,989
  • 50 or more: 8,409
  • Mobile homes: 3,714

Housing units in Worcester County with a mortgage: 9,331 (138 second mortgage, 1,175 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,497

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Worcester County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,43047
Catholic8,1206
Evangelical Protestant5,94637
Black Protestant7827
Other4432
Orthodox1852
None26,548-
Worcester 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: 19
Worcester County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Worcester County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 151
This county:

30.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Worcester County:

9.1%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

26.5%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Worcester County:

Average size of farms: 326 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $306,328
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $189.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $238,437
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,958
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.07
Corn for grain: 40001 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6597 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 42467 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Worcester 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 148.3 miles away from Worcester 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 151.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.7 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 273.1 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 351.8 miles away from Worcester 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 396.0 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 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 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 Worcester County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (14%)
  • Pakistan (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Israel (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

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

  • American (13%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (10%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Worcester County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,920 (79.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,382 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 471 (1.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 522 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 83 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 653 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,468 (5.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 391 people in nursing homes
  • 248 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 329 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 320 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,398.

6.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($456 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.20%
Maryland average:

0.09%

3.60% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($32,090 average AGI)
3.13% relocated from other states ($21,343 average AGI)
Worcester County:

3.13%
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 Wicomico County, MD  1.38% ($58,037 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  0.46% ($30,570)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.41% ($57,909)
from Somerset County, MD  0.29% ($28,823)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.28% ($103,426)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.23% ($93,735)
from Accomack County, VA  0.18% ($29,525)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.06%
Maryland average:

0.11%

3.29% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($17,160 average AGI)
3.52% relocated to other states ($18,402 average AGI)
Worcester County:

3.52%
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 Wicomico County, MD  1.55% ($32,754 average AGI)
to Sussex County, DE  0.60% ($36,023)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.38% ($37,829)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.20% ($39,295)
to Somerset County, MD  0.19% ($26,119)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.16% ($45,941)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.13% ($39,276)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Worcester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Worcester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Worcester County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Worcester County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Worcester County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,987 (10,855 aged, 1,132 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 793 (8%)

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 Worcester County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (875)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (775)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (548)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (432)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (398)
  • Unspecified dementia (298)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (251)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (228)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (188)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (183)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,787
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,946

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 933
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,093
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 252

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,929
  • In family households: 41,138 (7,405 male householders, 6,030 female householders)
    10,360 spouses, 13,518 children (12,725 natural, 247 adopted, 536 stepchildren), 1,109 grandchildren, 425 brothers or sisters, 745 parents, 532 other relatives, 967 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,083 (3,155 male householders (2,500 living alone)), 4,583 female householders (3,982 living alone)), 2,346 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 754

Size of family households: 8,155 2-persons, 2,595 3-persons, 1,730 4-persons, 684 5-persons, 269 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,485 1-person, 950 2-persons, 228 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

5,514 married couples with children.
2,688 single-parent households (612 men, 2,076 women).

94.1% of residents of Worcester speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,132,137,000 ($23,117 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $826,922,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $186,716,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $59,916,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,475,000
Federal grants: $43,517,000
Federal procurement contracts: $825,314,000 ($818,403,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,199,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $644,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,187,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,685,872,000

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

Births: 2,520
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,994
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +306
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,433
Here:

+50 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Worcester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.74 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:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 282
  • 2010 to 2013: 627
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,666
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,422
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,137
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,565
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,774
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,716
  • 1940 to 1949: 976
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,790
Note: State values scaled to Worcester population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Worcester County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Worcester County population
  • 1 room: 76
  • 2 rooms: 104
  • 3 rooms: 459
  • 4 rooms: 1,408
  • 5 rooms: 2,884
  • 6 rooms: 3,417
  • 7 rooms: 2,600
  • 8 rooms: 2,181
  • 9+ rooms: 2,565
  • 1 room: 180
  • 2 rooms: 203
  • 3 rooms: 764
  • 4 rooms: 1,451
  • 5 rooms: 1,019
  • 6 rooms: 719
  • 7 rooms: 395
  • 8 rooms: 259
  • 9+ rooms: 365
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Worcester County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Worcester County population
  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 310
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,846
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,513
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,123
  • 5+ bedrooms: 821
  • no bedroom: 184
  • 1 bedroom: 778
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,853
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,757
  • 4 bedrooms: 570
  • 5+ bedrooms: 239
Cars and other vehicles available in Worcester County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Worcester County population
  • no vehicle: 437
  • 1 vehicle: 5,195
  • 2 vehicles: 6,313
  • 3 vehicles: 2,743
  • 4 vehicles: 783
  • 5+ vehicles: 280
  • no vehicle: 1,029
  • 1 vehicle: 2,195
  • 2 vehicles: 1,611
  • 3 vehicles: 411
  • 4 vehicles: 102
  • 5+ vehicles: 52

87% of Worcester County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Maryland.

Worcester County:

86.7%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 28,611
  • Other state: 20,017
  • Northeast: 9,945
  • Midwest: 1,590
  • South: 7,650
  • West: 869

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Worcester County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.7%)
  • Utility gas (17.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.6%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Electricity (67.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.1%)
  • Utility gas (9.6%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 418
Here:

10.1%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 348
Here:

15.5%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 213
Here:

12.2%
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)

Worcester County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,803,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,791,000
    Health - Other: $1,416,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,028,000
    Police Protection: $746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $468,000
    Local Fire Protection: $455,000
    Central Staff Services: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,115,000
    General - Other: $12,003,000
    Liquor Stores: $11,855,000
    Sewerage: $9,020,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,925,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,918,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,062,000
    Regular Highways: $3,872,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,617,000
    Police Protection: $3,357,000
    Libraries: $1,898,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,834,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,682,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,327,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,252,000
    Financial Administration: $1,014,000
    Health - Other: $864,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $599,000
    Housing and Community Development: $191,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,576,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,531,000
    Transit Utilities: $350,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $3,001,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,583,000
    General - Other: $1,937,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $906,000
    Parks and Recreation: $429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $273,000
    Regular Highways: $258,000
    Police Protection: $224,000
    Central Staff Services: $90,000
    General Public Building: $38,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,304,000

Worcester County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,418,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,873,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,460,000
    All Other: $2,370,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $956,000
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $159,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,149,000
    Education: $392,000
    Public Welfare: $48,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $263,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,030,000
    Special Assessments: $1,447,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $910,000
    Rents: $79,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,813,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $24,243,000
    Highways: $5,502,000
    All Other: $5,231,000
    Public Welfare: $1,300,000
    General Local Government Support: $232,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,504,000
    NEC: $25,787,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,895,000
    Individual Income: $12,593,000

Worcester County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,604,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,710,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,409,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,515,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $570,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $500,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $70,000

Worcester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,436,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,099,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 656
  • Number of aged recipients: 110
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 546
  • Number of recipients under 18: 83
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 404
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 169
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 306
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 273
Worcester County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Worcester County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William48174.0 years
John44274.6 years
Mary36978.7 years
James29572.7 years
Robert24471.5 years
Charles23573.4 years
George22576.0 years
Elizabeth15781.6 years
Joseph14975.6 years
Margaret14981.0 years
Most common last names in Worcester County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Purnell15875.4 years
Taylor15076.1 years
Jones14777.8 years
Smith12874.8 years
Johnson12776.7 years
Davis11078.0 years
Brittingham8696.5 years
Dennis8373.2 years
Williams8075.6 years
Hudson7075.3 years
Businesses in Worcester County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Howard Johnson2
AT&T2IZOD1
Ace Hardware1JoS. A. Bank1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins5McDonald's5
Bath & Body Works1Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Burger King2Panera Bread1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
Cinnabon 1Quality3
Clarion1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn2Rite Aid4
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen4Rue211
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
Dennys1Staples1
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks1
DressBarn1Subway7
Dressbarn1Superfresh2
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile2
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
Famous Footwear1True Value3
FedEx12U-Haul3
GNC3UPS11
GameStop1Vans1
Gap1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1
Holiday Inn3World Gym1
Home Depot1