Beltsville, MD

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Population

17,890

3.6% decline

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$78,144

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

9,611

1.97% decline

Median Property Value

$276,900

5.49% growth

About

In 2017, Beltsville, MD had a population of 17.9k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $78,144. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beltsville, MD declined from 18,558 to 17,890, a -3.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,910 to $78,144, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Beltsville, MD is 32.1% Hispanic or Latino, 30.5% Black or African American Alone, and 24.1% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Beltsville, MD speak a non-English language, and 82.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beltsville, MD are Brightwood College-Beltsville (296 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Beltsville, MD is $276,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.5%. Most people in Beltsville, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Beltsville, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beltsville, MD employs 9.61k people. The largest industries in Beltsville, MD are Construction (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,250), Utilities ($67,625), and Public Administration ($61,618).

Median household income in Beltsville, MD is $78,144. Males in Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,144

2017 value

± $7,977

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Beltsville, MD have a median annual income of $78,144, 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 $75,910 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Beltsville, 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 8074.09

  2. Census Tract 8074.10

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beltsville, MD was Census Tract 8074.09 with a value of $73,125, followed by Census Tract 8074.10 and N/A, with respective values of $64,444 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beltsville, MD (2.27k out of 17.6k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. Hispanic

    927 ± 268

  2. Black

    889 ± 220

  3. White

    551 ± 231

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

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

9.61k

2017 Value

± 744

-1.97%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beltsville, MD declined at a rate of -1.97%, from 9.8k employees to 9.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beltsville, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,030 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beltsville, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beltsville, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,030 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (944 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beltsville, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.86 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beltsville, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($118,393), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,906), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($77,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.61k

2017 Value

± 744

-1.97%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beltsville, MD declined at a rate of -1.97%, from 9.8k employees to 9.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beltsville, MD, are Construction (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beltsville, MD, though some of these residents may live in Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, MD, by number of employees, are Construction (1,331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beltsville, MD has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.23 times higher than expected), Construction (2.21 times), and Public Administration (2.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beltsville, MD, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,250), Utilities ($67,625), and Public Administration ($61,618).

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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 ($17.7B) and Electronics ($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

86% of the population of Beltsville, MD has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 7.27% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Beltsville, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

14%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

7.27%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beltsville, MD declined by 2.84% from 14.4% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beltsville, 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

Beltsville, MD is home to a population of 17.9k people, from which 82.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Beltsville, MD residents were born outside of the country (6.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Beltsville, MD is composed of 5.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.1%), 5.46k Black or African American Alone residents (30.5%), 4.32k White Alone residents (24.1%), 1.69k Asian Alone residents (9.46%), 416 Two or More Races residents (2.33%), 184 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.03%), 67 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.375%), and 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0615%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beltsville, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beltsville, MD was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Beltsville, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Beltsville, MD residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    6.13k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Beltsville, MD residents (6.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beltsville, MD was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

82.4%

2017 Citizenship

82.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.4% of Beltsville, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beltsville, MD was 82.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5.74k ± 1.15k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.46k ± 657

  3. White Alone

    4.32k ± 686

In 2017, there were 1.05 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (5.74k people) in Beltsville, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.46k Black or African American Alone and 4.32k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Beltsville, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Beltsville, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Beltsville, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    148 ± 72

  2. Vietnam

    109 ± 63

  3. Korea

    88 ± 66

Beltsville, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Beltsville, MD awarded 296 degrees. The student population of Beltsville, MD is skewed towards men, with 148 male students and 138 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beltsville, MD are Black or African American (202 and 68.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (54 and 18.2%), White (17 and 5.74%), and Asian (15 and 5.07%).

The largest universities in Beltsville, MD by number of degrees awarded are Brightwood College-Beltsville (296 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Beltsville, MD are Medical Assistant (101 and 34.1%), Electrician (74 and 25%), and Computer Support Specialist (52 and 17.6%).

The median tuition costs in Beltsville, MD are $N/A 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

Most Common

  1. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Beltsville, MD was Electrician with 74 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Beltsville, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

296 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Beltsville, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brightwood College-Beltsville with 296 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

154

Degrees Awarded to Men

142

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beltsville, MD, which is 1.08 times more than the 142 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. White

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beltsville, MD were to Black or African American students. These 202 degrees mean that there were 3.74 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beltsville, MD was $276,900 in 2017, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $262,500 to $276,900, a 5.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Beltsville, MD is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beltsville, MD have an average commute time of 33.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beltsville, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,144

Median Household Income

± $7,977

5.41k

Number of Households

± 524

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.41k households in Beltsville, MD grew to $78,144 from the previous year's value of $75,910.

The following chart displays the households in Beltsville, 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

$276,900

2017 Median

± $14,572

$262,500

2016 Median

± $15,833

In 2017, the median property value in Beltsville, MD grew to to $276,900 from the previous year's value of $262,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beltsville, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.5%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.5% of the housing units in Beltsville, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beltsville, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

33.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beltsville, MD have a longer commute time (33.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Beltsville, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Public Transit

    10.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beltsville, MD was Drove Alone (70.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Public Transit (10.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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