Talbot County, MD

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2022 Population
37,663
0.408% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.4
0.784% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.31%
14.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$81,667
2.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$382,000
13.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Talbot County, MD had a population of 37.7k people with a median age of 51.4 and a median household income of $81,667. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Talbot County, MD grew from 37,510 to 37,663, a 0.408% increase and its median household income grew from $79,349 to $81,667, a 2.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Talbot County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and White (Hispanic) (2.2%).

None of the households in Talbot 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.

95.8% of the residents in Talbot County, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Talbot County, MD was $382,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Talbot County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Talbot County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Talbot County, MD is home to a population of 37.7k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.46% of Talbot County, MD residents were born outside of the country (2.81k people).

In 2022, there were 6.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Talbot County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.19k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Talbot County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Talbot County, MD was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Talbot County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.8k ± 226
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.56k ± 250
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.19k ± 257
7.29%
Hispanic Population
2.74k people

In 2022, there were 6.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Talbot County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.19k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.29% of the people in Talbot County, MD are hispanic (2.74k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.81k people
6.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.53k people

As of 2022, 7.46% of Talbot County, MD residents (2.81k 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 Talbot County, MD was 6.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,146 ± 183
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    318 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    298 ± 109

Talbot County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Talbot County, MD employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Talbot County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,604 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,808 people), and Construction (1,615 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,224), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,711), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,873).

Occupations

17.1k
2022 Value
± 884
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 7.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Talbot County, MD declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 17.3k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Talbot County, MD, are Management Occupations (2,239 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,938 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,369 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Talbot County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.1k
2022 Value
± 884
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 7.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Talbot County, MD declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 17.3k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Talbot County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,604 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,808 people), and Construction (1,615 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Talbot County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Talbot 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

$54,178
Median earning men ± $4,386
$42,632
Median earning women ± $2,868

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($105,652), Public Administration ($96,389), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,477).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($98,750), Information ($76,964), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,446).

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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. 645
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 367
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 294
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Talbot County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Talbot County, MD was $382,000 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $337,200 to $382,000, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Talbot County, MD is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Talbot County, MD have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Talbot County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Talbot County, MD is $81,667. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Talbot County, MD was Census Tract 9602.01 with a value of $136,343, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $128,929 and $103,378.

Property

$382,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,653
$11,868
Median Property Taxes
±$674

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 Talbot County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Talbot County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602.01
  2. Census Tract 9606
  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Talbot County, MD was Census Tract 9602.01 with a value of $136,343, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $128,929 and $103,378.

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

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Household Income

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$81,667
Median Household Income
± $4,291
16.3k
Number of Households
± 827

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Talbot County, MD grew to $81,667 from the previous year's value of $79,349.

The following chart displays the households in Talbot 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 Talbot 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 (72.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.78%)

In 2022, 72.4% of workers in Talbot County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.78%).

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

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Talbot County, MD have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.53% of the workforce in Talbot 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 Talbot County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Talbot County, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Talbot County, MD (3.46k out of 37.2k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Talbot County, MD is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Health

95.6% of the population of Talbot County, MD has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 20.8% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Talbot County, MD see 978 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous year (999 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1193 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 205 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

978 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Talbot County, MD

Primary care physicians in Talbot County, MD see an average of 978 patients per year. This represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous year (999 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Talbot 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 19.2% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.36%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
20.8%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Talbot County, MD grew by 1.19% from 4.31% to 4.36%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.9 in Talbot 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 32.2% in Talbot 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 7.99% in Talbot County, MD.

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