Fruitland is a city in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States.
The population was 4,866 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Fruitland is located at 38°19′25″N 75°37′10″W (38.323555, -75.619557).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.79 square miles (9.82 km2), of which 3.78 square miles (9.79 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Fruitland Intermediate School
Fruitland Primary School (K-2) and Fruitland Intermediate School (3-5) are within Fruitland's city limits and are operated by Wicomico County Public Schools, which serve the city and surrounding area. Students from Fruitland schools feed into Bennett Middle School (6-8) and then into either James M. Bennett High School or Parkside High School, all of which are located in Salisbury.
Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).
The median income for a household in the city was $34,468, and the median income for a family was $36,181. Males had a median income of $28,495 versus $21,127 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,774. About 15.2% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.
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