Wicomico County is located in southeastern Maryland. The County Seat is Salisbury and the largest city is Salisbury. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wicomicocounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 101,539 and the 2010 census population was 98,733. The land area is 374.44 square miles and there are 263.7 persons per square mile.
69.3% of the population is White, 24.9% is Black or African American, 5.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 85.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $181,900, there are 36,405 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,378, the median household income is $51,092, and 17% of the persons in Wicomico County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,539. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,780,832, and sales per capita were $19,078. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23%.
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