Dorchester County, Maryland Population 2022

Dorchester County, Maryland's estimated population is 31,836 with a growth rate of -0.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dorchester County, Maryland is the 22nd largest county in Maryland. The 2010 Population was 32,688 and has seen a growth of -2.61% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179015,8750.00%
180016,3464712.97%
181018,1081,76210.78%
182017,759-349-1.93%
183018,6869275.22%
184018,8431570.84%
185018,877340.18%
186020,4611,5848.39%
187019,458-1,003-4.90%
188023,1103,65218.77%
189024,8431,7337.50%
190027,9623,11912.55%
191028,6697072.53%
192027,895-774-2.70%
193026,813-1,082-3.88%
194028,0061,1934.45%
195027,815-191-0.68%
196029,6661,8516.65%
197029,405-261-0.88%
198030,6231,2184.14%
199030,236-387-1.26%
201032,6882,4528.11%
201132,699110.03%
201232,476-223-0.68%
201332,555790.24%
201432,492-63-0.19%
201532,419-73-0.22%
201632,276-143-0.44%
201732,105-171-0.53%
201831,960-145-0.45%
201931,929-31-0.10%
202031,898-31-0.10%
202131,867-31-0.10%
202231,836-31-0.10%
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Dorchester County, Maryland Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,77764.94%
Black or African American8,21625.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.04%
Asian3771.18%
Some Other Race6281.96%
Two or More Races1,9846.20%
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Dorchester County, Maryland Population by Race

Dorchester County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2022

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Dorchester County, Maryland Median Age

44.8


Total

44.2


Male

45.8


Female

Dorchester County, Maryland Adults

There are 25,260 adults, (6,830 of whom are seniors) in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Dorchester County, Maryland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dorchester County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female

17,044

53.27%

Male

14,950

46.73%

Dorchester County, Maryland Population by Age

Dorchester County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dorchester County, Maryland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All67.5%32.5%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Male52%48%
Female42.8%57.2%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dorchester County, Maryland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4332.3467.5
Married5,8832.8885.2
Male6663.5252
Female2,0923.1742.8
Non Family4,7921.1458.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Dorchester County, Maryland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8013.46%
9th to 12th Grade2,2059.54%
High School Graduate8,87338.38%
Some College5,09522.04%
Associates Degree1,5516.71%
Bachelors Degree2,69311.65%
Graduate Degree1,9028.23%
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Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian25718285
2+ Races674571171
White15,61814,1803,446
Hispanic1,037644189
Black5,6954,613740
Other Race36012437
Native American1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.07%.

Dorchester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,226$43,345$28,690
Less Than 9th Grade$17,165$22,961$14,270
High School Graduate$32,556$39,212$26,250
Some College$31,760$48,147$27,032
Bachelors Degree$48,620$50,871$47,797
Graduate Degree$67,262$49,800$70,833

$35,226

Average Earnings

$43,345

Average Male

$28,690

Average Female

Dorchester County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dorchester County, Maryland Language by Age

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Dorchester County, Maryland Language

93.75% of Dorchester County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 6.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.58% of the population.

Dorchester County, Maryland Language

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,0382,08425.93%
Multiple1,97641420.95%
Asian3657620.82%
White19,7762,20911.17%
Other37NaN%
Hispanic1,82437020.29%

16.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.93%

Male Poverty Rate

16.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland is Black, with 25.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dorchester County, Maryland is Hispanic, with 20.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.22%.

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.19%
High School13.49%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.73%
Male Unemployed44.98%
Female Employed8.10%
Female Unemployed28.20%

Dorchester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dorchester County, Maryland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,799$69,908
Families$69,010$84,285
Married Families$83,175-
Non Families$27,810$41,057
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Income by Household Type

Dorchester County, Maryland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Dorchester County, Maryland Marital Status

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2,103

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War307
First Gulf War321
Vietnam726
Korea239
World War II48

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34111
35 to 54339
55 to 64401
65 to 74656
75+596

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5578.95%
Black5098.21%
Asian113.79%
2+ Races262.60%
Hispanic302.67%

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

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5.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Age

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Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Race

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Dorchester County, Maryland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.64%

Born in Dorchester County, Maryland

95.93%

Native Born

4.07%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.93% of Dorchester County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 74.64% having been born in Maryland. 2.33% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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