SALISBURY, Md. - Wicomico County officials believe a trend is taking place in the county. Director of Administration Wayne Strausburg says Wicomico County is "becoming a commuter county."
Officials say they believe decreasing property values and other factors are contributing to residents heading to neighboring counties like Worcester or Sussex.
"As our challenges continue to mount, we still are trying to find ways to make this a place that people want to come and stay and we're on the right track and we're making progress," says County Executive Rick Pollitt, minutes before presenting the 2013 fiscal year budget to the public.
Vicki Macabenta used to live in Wicomico County and say felt it was best to move to Ocean City, Md.
"I honestly think it's because of the crime. I think it's because of the gangs, there's no jobs there's no money. They're building up way too fast and there's not enough for everybody there so everybody's trying to leave."