West Denton, Maryland Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

West Denton is a Census-designated place in Caroline County, Maryland, with a population of 116. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.90% of residents identify as white, 87.10% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Age

The population of West Denton is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 18.8 years, 19.1 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 0.00% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In West Denton, 0.00% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 77.50% of households are occupied by single male householders, 0.00% by single female householders, and 22.50% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 0.00% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Maryland and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in West Denton, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 93.2% of the 5 and older population across Maryland only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of West Denton are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 0% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Maryland as a whole, 47.3% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is far more common in West Denton than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 34.3% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Maryland, 10% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 65.7% of West Denton residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In West Denton, 0% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8% of the civilian population in all of Maryland.

Educational attainment

In West Denton, adults are less likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among West Denton residents 25 and older, 8.80% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 0.00% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Maryland, 90% of adults have graduated high school, and 39.6 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in West Denton earns $35,887 a year, about $24,400 less than the national median of $60,293 and $46,000 less than the median household income across the state of $81,868.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is less common in West Denton than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 10.30%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 9.4% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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