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Wicomico County, Maryland

125 N Division St
Salisbury, MD 21803
Phone: (410) 548-4801
Fax: (410) 548-4803

In southeastern MD, north of Princess Anne; organized Aug 17, 1867 from Somerset and Worcester counties. Name Origin: For the Wicomico River, which flows through it. Possibly for a Nanticoke Indian village near its banks named wicko-mekee, possibly 'where houses are being built,' or 'pleasant place of dwelling.'

Area (sq mi):: 399.79 (land 377.17; water 22.62) Population per square mile: 239.70
Population 2005: 90,402 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 6.80%; 1990-2000 13.90% Population 2000: 84,644 (White 71.50%; Black or African American 23.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 1.70%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $19,171; median household $39,035; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,120-$26,885
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Salisbury County seat (26,148)

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