Willards, Maryland

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Willards is a town in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The population was 938 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Willards is located at 38°23′24″N 75°21′1″W / 38.39°N 75.35028°W / 38.39; -75.35028 (38.389927, -75.350254)[1], roughly halfway between Ocean City and Salisbury, Maryland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 938 people, 364 households, and 259 families residing in the town. The population density was 978.3 people per square mile (377.3/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 402.6/sq mi (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.91% White, 6.29% African American, 2.99% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.77% of the population.

There were 364 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,059, and the median income for a family was $32,625. Males had a median income of $29,643 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,745. About 9.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

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