Pocomoke City is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,088 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pocomoke City is the 141st largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities, Pocomoke City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pocomoke City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pocomoke City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pocomoke City who work in office and administrative support (18.06%), sales jobs (9.33%), and management occupations (9.22%).
Pocomoke City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Pocomoke City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pocomoke City, the average commute to work is 30.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Pocomoke City has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The population of Pocomoke City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Pocomoke City, 23.05% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pocomoke City in 2018 was $22,008, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,032 for a family of four. However, Pocomoke City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pocomoke City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pocomoke City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pocomoke City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pocomoke City include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Pocomoke City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.