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Dorchester County, Maryland Facts

Facts
State Maryland
Land area 540.8 square miles
Population Density 60.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 32,660
Population change 0.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.1%
Under 18 21.1%
65 and over 19.3%
Females 52%
White 68.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.2
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 28.1%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18%
Veterans 3,298
Households and Housing
Households 13,386
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $46,361
The per capita income $26,388
Live below the poverty line. 16.5%
housing units 16,646
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $191,100
Residents owning their homes. 65.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,942
Women-owned firms 30.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $318,559
Retail sales per capita $10,030
Manufacturers shipments $991,915
Merchant wholesaler sales $0