Cecil County, MD

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2022 Population
103,876
0.49% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.1%
0.966% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,869
6.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$292,500
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,196
0.256% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cecil County, MD had a population of 104k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $86,869. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cecil County, MD grew from 103,370 to 103,876, a 0.49% increase and its median household income grew from $81,817 to $86,869, a 6.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cecil County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.94%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.49%).

None of the households in Cecil County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Cecil County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cecil County, MD are Cecil College (380 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Cecil County, MD was $292,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Cecil County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cecil County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Cecil County, MD is home to a population of 104k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.87% of Cecil County, MD residents were born outside of the country (4.02k people).

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Cecil County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Cecil County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cecil County, MD was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cecil County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85.7k ± 491
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.82k ± 561
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.17k ± 755
4.88%
Hispanic Population
5.07k people

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.7k people) in Cecil County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.88% of the people in Cecil County, MD are hispanic (5.07k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cecil County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.02k people
4.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.2k people

As of 2022, 3.87% of Cecil County, MD residents (4.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cecil County, MD was 4.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,334 ± 351
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,676 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    991 ± 212

Cecil County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cecil County, MD employs 50.2k people. The largest industries in Cecil County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,171 people), Retail Trade (5,722 people), and Manufacturing (5,034 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,986), Finance & Insurance ($82,770), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,143).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

50.2k
2022 Value
± 1,874
0.256%
1 Year growth
± 5.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cecil County, MD grew at a rate of 0.256%, from 50.1k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cecil County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,289 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,608 people), and Management Occupations (4,439 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cecil County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.2k
2022 Value
± 1,874
0.256%
1 Year growth
± 5.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cecil County, MD grew at a rate of 0.256%, from 50.1k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cecil County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,171 people), Retail Trade (5,722 people), and Manufacturing (5,034 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cecil County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Cecil County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,762
Median earning men ± $1,987
$42,264
Median earning women ± $2,882

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($87,738), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($79,964), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,038).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,368), and Public Administration ($57,270).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 740
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 375
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 366
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cecil County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.49%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cecil County, MD awarded 380 degrees. The student population of Cecil County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 689 male students and 1,134 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cecil County, MD are White (319 and 84.4%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 5.03%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 4.76%), and Two or More Races (18 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Cecil County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Cecil College (380 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cecil County, MD are General Studies (97 and 25.5%), Registered Nursing (32 and 8.42%), and General Business Administration & Management (26 and 6.84%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,823 students enrolled in Cecil County, MD, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,345 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cecil County, MD was General Studies with 97 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cecil County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
380 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cecil College with 380 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cecil County, MD, which is 0.624 times less than the 234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 319 degrees mean that there were 16.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($7,290) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,020) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cecil County, MD was $292,500 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $264,500 to $292,500, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Cecil County, MD is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cecil County, MD have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cecil County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cecil County, MD is $86,869. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cecil County, MD was Census Tract 309.04 with a value of $133,411, followed by Census Tract 313.01 and Census Tract 306.01, with respective values of $108,826 and $102,510.

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cecil County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.918%.

Property

$292,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,368
$29,560
Median Property Taxes
±$1,234

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cecil County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cecil County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Cecil County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 309.04
  2. Census Tract 313.01
  3. Census Tract 306.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cecil County, MD was Census Tract 309.04 with a value of $133,411, followed by Census Tract 313.01 and Census Tract 306.01, with respective values of $108,826 and $102,510.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cecil County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$86,869
Median Household Income
± $3,534
39.3k
Number of Households
± 1,515

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.3k households in Cecil County, MD grew to $86,869 from the previous year's value of $81,817.

The following chart displays the households in Cecil County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cecil County, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.58%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Cecil County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (8.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cecil County, MD have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in Cecil County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cecil County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cecil County, MD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cecil County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.918%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cecil County, MD (10.3k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cecil County, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Cecil County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 427 in Cecil County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 227 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Cecil County, MD has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cecil County, MD see 2449 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.43% increase from the previous year (2391 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2462 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 446 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,449 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cecil County, MD

Primary care physicians in Cecil County, MD see an average of 2,449 patients per year. This represents a 2.43% increase from the previous year (2,391 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cecil County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.92%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cecil County, MD declined by 3.96% from 4.08% to 3.92%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.2 in Cecil County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.7% in Cecil County, MD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.77% in Cecil County, MD.

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