Worcester County, Maryland Population 2024

54,858

Worcester County, Maryland's estimated 2024 population is 54,858 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Worcester County, Maryland is the 17th largest county in Maryland. The 2010 population was 51,500 and has seen a growth of 6.52% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202957,3384960.87%
202856,8424960.88%
202756,3464960.89%
202655,8504960.9%
202555,3544960.9%
202454,8584960.91%
202354,3624960.92%
202253,8664960.93%
202153,3708591.64%
202052,5112500.48%
201952,2613210.62%
201851,9402190.42%
201751,7212130.41%
201651,508360.07%
201551,472-109-0.21%
201451,581300.06%
201351,551-27-0.05%
201251,578740.14%
201151,50440.01%
201051,500
199035,0284,13913.4%
198030,8896,44726.38%
197024,4427092.99%
196023,7335852.53%
195023,1481,9038.96%
194021,245-379-1.75%
193021,624-685-3.07%
192022,3094682.14%
191021,8419764.68%
190020,8651,1185.66%
189019,7472081.06%
188019,5393,12019%
187016,419-4,242-20.53%
186020,6611,8029.56%
185018,8594822.62%
184018,3771040.57%
183018,2738524.89%
182017,4214502.65%
181016,9716013.67%
180016,3704,73040.64%
179011,640-45,698-79.7%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.91% (496)
County Website
Worcester County
County Seat
2020 Population
52,511
Area
468 mi²
Density
117 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.47% (2,347)
Founded
1742

Worcester County, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White42,54880.54%
Black or African American6,58812.47%
Two or more races2,1864.14%
Asian8021.52%
Other race6831.29%
Native American200.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Worcester County, Maryland Population by Race

Worcester County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2024

Worcester County, Maryland Median Age

50.6

Total

49.2

Male

52

Female

Worcester County, Maryland Adults

There are 43,770 adults, (14,800 of whom are seniors) in Worcester County, Maryland.

Worcester County, Maryland Age Dependency

82.4

Age Dependency Ratio

51.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Worcester County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female26,98651.08%
Male25,84148.92%

Worcester County, Maryland Population by Age

Worcester County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,4572.2276.623.4
Married11,4732.7787.812.2
Non Family8,4981.1869.730.3
Female2,6282.9753.546.5
Male8582.8965.734.3
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2.76

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Worcester 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

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

Worcester 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 asian people with a rate of 56.64%.

Worcester County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,579

Average Earnings

$51,142

Average Male

$41,986

Average Female

Worcester County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Worcester County, Maryland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Worcester County, Maryland Language

93.43% of Worcester County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 6.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Worcester County, Maryland Language

Worcester County, Maryland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White41,3342,7666.69%
Black6,34893514.73%
Multiple2,18032214.77%
Hispanic1,99923511.76%
Asian801708.74%
Other666446.61%
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8.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.09%

Male Poverty Rate

9.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Worcester County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Maryland is Multiple, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Worcester County, Maryland is Other, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.45%.

Worcester County, Maryland Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.6%
High School9.64%
Some College5.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.09%
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Worcester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.43%
Male Unemployed14.44%
Female Employed4.89%
Male Employed4.79%
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Worcester County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Worcester County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Worcester County, Maryland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Worcester County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Worcester 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.

Worcester County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Worcester County, Maryland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,560

Number of Veterans

3,921

Male Veterans

639

Female Veterans

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Worcester County, Maryland Veterans by War

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Worcester County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Worcester County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Worcester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Worcester County, Maryland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Worcester County, Maryland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Worcester County, Maryland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Worcester 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

54.58%

Born in Worcester County, Maryland

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.14% of Worcester County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 54.58% having been born in Maryland. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Worcester County, Maryland Place of Birth

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