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 4,061 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pocomoke City is the 141st largest community in Maryland.
Pocomoke City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pocomoke City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pocomoke City who work in office and administrative support (17.07%), food service (11.43%), and management occupations (9.48%).
Also of interest is that Pocomoke City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
For a small city, Pocomoke City has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Pocomoke City exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The education level of Pocomoke City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.58% of adults in Pocomoke City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pocomoke City in 2010 was $18,206, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,824 for a family of four. However, Pocomoke City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pocomoke City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.99% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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, German, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Pocomoke City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.