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Pittsville, Maryland

  •   State: 
    Wicomico County
      County FIPS: 
    38°23′41″N 75°24′33″W
      Area total: 
    1.56 sq mi (4.04 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.56 sq mi (4.04 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    52 ft (16 m)
    1906; Incorporated 1906
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Salisbury, MD-DE
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,048.72 residents per square mile of area (404.81/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Pittsville played the part of the backwater Iowa town in the 1974 made-for-TV movie The Rimers of Eldritch starring Rue McClanahan and Susan Sarandon. The town has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km²) The population was 1,417 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median family income was $20,966. The racial makeup of the town is 90.3% White, 4.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 2.6%. The town is located at 38°2341N 75°2433W and is in the Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93. The population of the city is 1,182. The city is in Salisbury County, Delaware, in the Delaware-Maryland-Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population will reach 1,400 by the end of the year. The 2010 census estimates the population will be 1,500 by the year's end, with the median age at 39.1 years. The census estimates that the town will have a population of 1,407 by the time the year 2050 is over.


Pittsville played the part of the backwater Iowa town in the 1974 made-for-TV movie The Rimers of Eldritch starring Rue McClanahan and Susan Sarandon. Pittsville is located at 38°2341N 75°2433W. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km²), all land. The town is located on the banks of the Iowa River, which runs through the center of the town. It is located in Iowa's Pekin County, which is also known as the Pekins River Valley, and the Pecos River valley, which flows through the north and south sides of the city. It has a population of about 1,000. The city's population was 1,200 at the time of the 2010 Census, and it has a current population of 1,300. It was the setting for the film "The Rimers Of Eldritch" (1974), starring Susan Sarandon and Rue McClenahan. It also appeared in the TV movie "The Rimmer's Daughter" (1976) and the TV series "The Ring" (1978) The town's name is derived from the word "rimmer" which means "to hear" or "to see" and "rime" in English. The community's nickname is "The Pecksville" (pronounced "pennies"). The town was founded in the early 1800s.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,417 people, 591 households, and 382 families living in the town. There were 668 housing units at an average density of 397.6 per square mile (153.5/km²) The racial makeup of the town was 90.3% White, 4.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. The town's median income was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $39,375. The per capita income for the town is $15,966. About 9.7% of residents are below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 9.2%. The town is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's Mid-Mississippi River Statistical Area, which includes parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Mexico. It is the only town in the state to have a population of more than 1,000 people, and has a population density of 843.5 people per sq mile (325.7 per km²). The town has a median age of 39.1 years, with 23.4% of its residents under the age of 18. In the town, the median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there are 88.5 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 84.0 males.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 67. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pittsville = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,636 individuals with a median age of 33.8 age the population grows by 11.51% in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,048.72 residents per square mile of area (404.81/km²). There are average 2.49 people per household in the 530 households with an average household income of $45,999 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.30% of the available work force and has dropped -3.18% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.34%. The number of physicians in Pittsville per 100,000 population = 317.2.


The annual rainfall in Pittsville = 45.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 26.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland which are owned by the occupant = 64.25%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $110,780 and home appreciation of -5.76%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.60 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,048 per student. There are 13.9 students for each teacher in the school, 577 students for each Librarian and 254 students for each Counselor. 3.00% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.09% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 0.24% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pittsville's population in Wicomico County, Maryland of 2,291 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,71-fold to 1,636 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.35% female residents and 47.65% male residents live in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland.

    As of 2020 in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland are married and the remaining 45.22% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Pittsville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.00% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.56% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.15% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.91% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland, 64.25% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.12% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.64% are vacant.

  • The 46.64% of the population in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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