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Worcester County, Maryland

1 W Market St Rm 1103
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: (410) 632-1194
Fax: (410) 632-3131
www.co.worcester.md.us

On southeastern border of MD, on Atlantic Ocean; organized Oct 29, 1742 from Somerset County. Name Origin: For Edward Somerset, Earl of Worcester (c.1601-67), son-in-law of George Calvert (1580?-1632)

Area (sq mi):: 694.73 (land 473.24; water 221.49) Population per square mile: 103.00
Population 2005: 48,750 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 32.90% Population 2000: 46,543 (White 80.40%; Black or African American 16.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $22,505; median household $40,650; Population below poverty level: 9.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,782-$30,653
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.50% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Worcester County, Massachusetts

2 Main St County Courthouse
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 798-7717
Fax: (508) 798-7746

In central MA, having its northern border with NH, its southern border with CT; organized Apr 2, 1731 from Middlesex and Suffolk counties. Name Origin: For either the town of Worcester or the county of Worcestershire, both in England

Area (sq mi):: 1579.02 (land 1513.06; water 65.95) Population per square mile: 517.70
Population 2005: 783,262 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 750,963 (White 86.50%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 2.60%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $22,983; median household $47,874; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,600-$33,479
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Worcester County seat (175,966)
  • Leominster (41,911)
  • Fitchburg (39,910)
  • Gardner (20,967)

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