Carroll County, MD

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Population

167,319

0.129% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$90,510

3.96% growth

Poverty Rate

5.49%


Number of Employees

88,335

0.254% decline

Median Property Value

$328,100

1.17% growth

About

In 2017, Carroll County, MD had a population of 167k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $90,510. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carroll County, MD declined from 167,535 to 167,319, a -0.129% decrease and its median household income grew from $87,060 to $90,510, a 3.96% increase.

The population of Carroll County, MD is 89.8% White Alone, 3.26% Black or African American Alone, and 3.21% Hispanic or Latino. 5.2% of the people in Carroll County, MD speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carroll County, MD are McDaniel College (855 degrees awarded in 2016) and Carroll Community College (643 degrees).

The median property value in Carroll County, MD is $328,100, and the homeownership rate is 81.8%. Most people in Carroll County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carroll County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carroll County, MD employs 88.3k people. The largest industries in Carroll County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,932 people), Retail Trade (9,386 people), and Educational Services (9,293 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,750), Public Administration ($84,943), and Finance & Insurance ($77,174).

Median household income in Carroll County, MD is $90,510. Males in Carroll County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Carroll County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,510

2017 value

± $1,770

3.96%

1 Year Growth

± 2.64%

Households in Carroll County, MD have a median annual income of $90,510, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $87,060 in 2016, which represents a 3.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Carroll County, MD made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Carroll County, MD workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carroll County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5051.01

  2. Census Tract 5130.02

  3. Census Tract 5052.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carroll County, MD was Census Tract 5051.01 with a value of $129,063, followed by Census Tract 5130.02 and Census Tract 5052.05, with respective values of $127,802 and $122,167.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carroll County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carroll County, MD (8.99k out of 164k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,699 ± 619

  2. Hispanic

    999 ± 218

  3. Black

    621 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carroll County, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

88.3k

2017 Value

± 1,773

-0.254%

1 Year decline

± 2.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, MD declined at a rate of -0.254%, from 88.6k employees to 88.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carroll County, MD, are Management Occupations (12,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,102 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carroll County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carroll County, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (12,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,102 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.41 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carroll County, MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,671), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,945), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,101).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

88.3k

2017 Value

± 1,773

-0.254%

1 Year decline

± 2.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, MD declined at a rate of -0.254%, from 88.6k employees to 88.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carroll County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,932 people), Retail Trade (9,386 people), and Educational Services (9,293 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carroll County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Carroll County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carroll County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,932 people), Retail Trade (9,386 people), and Educational Services (9,293 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.78 times higher than expected), Construction (1.5 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carroll County, MD, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,750), Public Administration ($84,943), and Finance & Insurance ($77,174).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.3% of the population of Carroll County, MD has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 8.26% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Carroll County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see 2020 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (1952 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 572 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,020 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see an average of 2,020 patients per year. This represents a 3.48% increase from the previous year (1,952 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.67%

Uninsured

62.4%

Employer Coverage

8.26%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carroll County, MD declined by 16.1% from 4.38% to 3.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carroll County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carroll County, MD is home to a population of 167k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.62% of Carroll County, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carroll County, MD is composed of 150k White Alone residents (89.8%), 5.46k Black or African American Alone residents (3.26%), 5.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.21%), 2.85k Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 2.76k Asian Alone residents (1.65%), 335 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.2%), 228 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.136%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0149%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carroll County, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,461 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (540 speakers), and German (432 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carroll County, MD was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Carroll County, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Carroll County, MD residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.62% of Carroll County, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carroll County, MD was 3.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Carroll County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Carroll County, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Carroll County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carroll County, MD was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    150k ± 148

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.46k ± 291

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.37k ± 639

In 2017, there were 27.6 times more White Alone residents (150k people) in Carroll County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.46k Black or African American Alone and 5.37k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carroll County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,461 speakers (2.17%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    540 speakers (0.339%)

  3. German

    432 speakers (0.271%)

5.2% of Carroll County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Carroll County, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.17% of the overall population of Carroll County, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.339% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.271% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,752 ± 327

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,842 ± 270

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,434 ± 205

Carroll County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carroll County, MD awarded 1,498 degrees. The student population of Carroll County, MD is skewed towards women, with 2,358 male students and 3,746 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carroll County, MD are White (1,234 and 82.5%), followed by Black or African American (105 and 7.02%), Asian (50 and 3.34%), and Hispanic or Latino (48 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Carroll County, MD by number of degrees awarded are McDaniel College (855 and 57.1%) and Carroll Community College (643 and 42.9%).

The most popular majors in Carroll County, MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (191 and 12.8%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (155 and 10.3%), and Curriculum & Instruction (105 and 7.01%).

The median tuition costs in Carroll County, MD are $40,580 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carroll County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 191 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Carroll County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 855 degrees awarded

  2. 643 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$40,580

Median Private

In 2016, the Carroll County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was McDaniel College with 855 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

544

Degrees Awarded to Men

954

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 544 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carroll County, MD, which is 0.57 times less than the 954 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,234 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    50 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carroll County, MD were to White students. These 1,234 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 105 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carroll County, MD was $328,100 in 2017, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $324,300 to $328,100, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Carroll County, MD is 81.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carroll County, MD have an average commute time of 33.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carroll County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$90,510

Median Household Income

± $1,770

60.4k

Number of Households

± 1,431

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.4k households in Carroll County, MD grew to $90,510 from the previous year's value of $87,060.

The following chart displays the households in Carroll County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$328,100

2017 Median

± $3,882

$324,300

2016 Median

± $3,685

In 2017, the median property value in Carroll County, MD grew to to $328,100 from the previous year's value of $324,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carroll County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carroll County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carroll County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carroll County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.8%

2017 Homeownership

81.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.8% of the housing units in Carroll County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carroll County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carroll County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carroll County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

33.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carroll County, MD have a longer commute time (33.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.91% of the workforce in Carroll County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.89%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carroll County, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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