Choosing Talbot County: Fast Facts at a Glance

The numbers tell the story about how businesses prosper and grow in Talbot County. Talbot County is the hub for businesses on Maryland’s Mid-Shore and a little slice of heaven for businesses, residents, and guests alike.

When it comes to Maryland’s Eastern ShoreTalbot County sits right at the heart of it all. We’re rich in thriving businesses, plus recreational opportunities, from biking and sailing to ­fishing and hunting, plus we have outstanding cultural events and a culinary tradition second to none.

Additional Data on Talbot County:

(Updated July 11, 2024)


Talbot County is small, but influential.

Talbot County has our own unique story to tell. Get to know who ignites Talbot County’s economy.

  • Population: 37,020
  • Bachelor’s Degree or More: 43%
  • Average Family Size / Household: 2.18
  • Total Number of Civilian Businesses: 2,508
  • Projected Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
  • White Collar Jobs: 73%

Information from the Delmarva Index.

Download Talbot County’s full demographic profile by clicking the image below or the following link: Delmarva Index – Talbot County

Talbot County Delmarva Index



More Resources:

Talbot County Brief Economic Facts

Talbot County Workforce Overview

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts: Talbot County, Md. 



Major Employers

University of Maryland Shore Regional HealthUniversity of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the largest employer in the Mid-Shore Region with 2,000 employees, 1,500 of whom reside in Talbot County. It has completed a 40,000 sq. ft. emergency pavilion for Shore Medical Center in Easton and is in the planning stages for a new $350 million regional hospital in Easton.

Read: Q&A with UM Shore Regional Health’s Ken Kozel


Located in the historic town of Easton, Md., Bayleigh Chase, an Acts Retirement-Life Community is set against the backdrop of a richly landscaped 35-acre campus. Apartment homes and spacious cottages and villas provide the perfect option no matter the retirement lifestyle.

Shore Bancshares, IncShore Bancshares. is the largest independent financial holding company headquartered on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Shore Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of Shore United Bank. The Bank operates 31 full-service branches, 3 loan production offices, and 4 mortgage offices.  The bank provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Caroline County, Dorchester County, Howard County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County and Worcester County in Maryland, Kent County and Sussex County in Delaware and in Accomack County, Virginia. The Company engages in trust and wealth management services through Wye Financial Partners, a division of Shore United Bank.

Read: Shore United Bank: Backbone of the Community

Qlarant, a Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse investigator, serves as a government contractor with a national presence at its Easton headquarters.

Read: Qlarant: Easton Company Takes Fighting Fraud Seriously

Sea Watch International is a seafood company that operates a production facility in Easton and is recognized as the largest harvester and processor of clam products in the world. All of the clams are harvested in U.S. fishing waters under federal regulations.

Read: Happy as a Clam – Local Company Top Producer of Clams: Sea Watch International

Eurofins Agroscience Services is one of the most respected names in contract research and testing, is a global scientific services company that operates their environmental testing and regulatory compliance division out of Easton to meet worldwide environmental testing needs.

Aphena Pharma provides clients with a full range of solutions to address their pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing requirements. Easton serves as the headquarters of the liquid and topical division with a 140,000 sq. ft. facility.

Read: Aphena Pharma Solutions: Rx for Success

APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC owns and publishes newspapers, magazines, websites, and mobile applications in Maryland and Delaware. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Easton, Maryland. APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group LLC.

Tax Rates

Talbot County offers the lowest real property tax rate in the state of Maryland and the second lowest income tax rate. A complete list of tax rates is available here.