Bivalve CDP, Maryland
Population 188


Median Home Value
Half are $178,600 - $838,300
Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
Poverty Rate
Unemployment Rate

While many may refer to the city of Bivalve as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). It is one of 8 cities in Wicomico County. Bivalve is a rural city located in southeast Maryland near the Nanticoke River.

Bivalve, MD is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Bivalve, MD is a part of the Salisbury, MD Metro Area.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied


Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.


Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units


Median Owner Occupied Home Value


Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.



Median Household Income


Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings


Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Bivalve, MD, 59% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.


Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Bivalve, MD, 59% of people are neither employed or looking for work.



Total Population


The climate estimates use Bivalve, MD weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at PRINCESS A.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 59% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 69% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 66% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSMD
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0161310
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0007236
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS5
State FIPS2013 ACS24
Place FIPS2013 ACS07675
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusBivalve CDP
Name2013 ACSBivalve CDP, Maryland
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01714934
Place ANSI2010 Census02583585
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US2407675
GEOID2013 ACS2407675
Population2010 Census201
Population2013 ACS188
Housing Units2010 Census125
Housing Units2013 ACS190
Land Area2013 ACS1.3 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS143.3 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[38.290765,-75.898308], [38.317029077263,-75.869965],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS38.305965383074, -75.883538250679
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census05