Dorchester County, Maryland Population 2024

32,928

Dorchester County, Maryland's estimated 2024 population is 32,928 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dorchester County, Maryland is the 21st largest county in Maryland. The 2010 population was 32,689 and has seen a growth of 0.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,4331010.3%
202833,3321010.3%
202733,2311010.3%
202633,1301010.31%
202533,0291010.31%
202432,9281010.31%
202332,8271010.31%
202232,7261010.31%
202132,625970.3%
202032,5286642.08%
201931,864-30-0.09%
201831,894-199-0.62%
201732,093-175-0.54%
201632,268-163-0.5%
201532,431-71-0.22%
201432,502-61-0.19%
201332,563800.25%
201232,483-219-0.67%
201132,702130.04%
201032,689
199030,236-387-1.26%
198030,6231,2184.14%
197029,405-261-0.88%
196029,6661,8516.65%
195027,815-191-0.68%
194028,0061,1934.45%
193026,813-1,082-3.88%
192027,895-774-2.7%
191028,6697072.53%
190027,9623,11912.55%
189024,8431,7337.5%
188023,1103,65218.77%
187019,458-1,003-4.9%
186020,4611,5848.39%
185018,877340.18%
184018,8431570.84%
183018,6869275.22%
182017,759-349-1.93%
181018,1081,76210.78%
180016,3464712.97%
179015,875-17,558-52.52%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.31% (101)
County Website
Dorchester County
County Seat
2010 Population
32,689
Area
541 mi²
Density
61 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.73% (239)
Founded
1669

Dorchester County, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,38162.6%
Black or African American8,34225.62%
Two or more races2,1236.52%
Other race1,2693.9%
Asian4381.35%
Native American40.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dorchester County, Maryland Population by Race

Dorchester County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2024

Dorchester County, Maryland Median Age

43.8

Total

43.4

Male

45.2

Female

Dorchester County, Maryland Adults

There are 25,705 adults, (7,145 of whom are seniors) in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Dorchester County, Maryland Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dorchester County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female17,29653.13%
Male15,26146.87%

Dorchester County, Maryland Population by Age

Dorchester County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,2162.4268.431.6
Married5,5802.9485.814.2
Non Family4,8391.1860.139.9
Female2,1243.4144.155.9
Male6733.9361.238.8
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dorchester County, Maryland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.01%.

Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,631

Average Earnings

$46,447

Average Male

$33,744

Average Female

Dorchester County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dorchester County, Maryland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dorchester County, Maryland Language

94.1% of Dorchester County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 5.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.57% of the population.

Dorchester County, Maryland Language

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black8,1842,28927.97%
White19,7581,9749.99%
Multiple2,10346221.97%
Hispanic1,9761859.36%
Other1,265564.43%
Asian4355312.18%
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15.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.72%

Male Poverty Rate

16.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland is Black, with 27.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland is Other, with 4.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.96%
High School14.01%
Some College11.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%
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Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.09%
Female Unemployed25.34%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Employed5.07%
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Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dorchester County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dorchester County, Maryland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dorchester County, Maryland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dorchester County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dorchester County, Maryland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,316

Number of Veterans

1,974

Male Veterans

342

Female Veterans

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Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by War

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Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.02%

Born in Dorchester County, Maryland

96.1%

Native Born

3.9%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.1% of Dorchester County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 73.02% having been born in Maryland. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dorchester County, Maryland Place of Birth

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