Queen Anne’s County’s population increased by 17.85% from 2000-2010. This was the 5th highest growth rate among Maryland’s twenty-three counties and the City of Baltimore. The County’s workforce of over 26,000 is the largest on the Eastern Shore. In 2016, the average unemployment rate was 3.8%.

Queen Anne’s County has a labor participation rate of 68.4% which ranks among the top half of Maryland’s counties. The County has a high school graduation attainment rate of 91.6%, making it the 9th highest rate in the state of Maryland. 35% of Queen Anne’s County residents over the age of twenty-five (25) hold a bachelor’s degree.

The County’s median household income of $85,891 is the 8th highest in Maryland, and about $30,000 higher than the average for the United States. For more demographic information, please see Queen Anne’s County’s Brief Economic Facts.

Employment Data & Information

As of the beginning of 2018, total employment for Queen Annes County, Maryland was 16,930. Over the 2017-2018 timeframe, employment increased by 2.7% in the region. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Queen Annes County, Maryland was 3.6% as of June 2018. The regional unemployment rate was lower than the national rate of 3.9%. One year earlier, in June 2017, the unemployment rate in Queen Annes County, Maryland was 3.7%.