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Dorchester County, Maryland

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Dorchester County, Maryland
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 31,998
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 31,998
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 32,623
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 32,618
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.6%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
29.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
62.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,488
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,777
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 65.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $179,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,375
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $531
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $869
Building permits, 2018 54
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 12,940
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 20.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 158,064
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 843,133
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 234,223
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 288,746
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,871
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $50,532
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,911
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 689
Total employment, 2016 9,659
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 353,132
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,374
All firms, 2012 2,803
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,549
Women-owned firms, 2012 874
Minority-owned firms, 2012 504
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,180
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 344
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,323
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 60.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 540.77
FIPS Code 24019
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Dorchester County, Maryland
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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