Anne Arundel County, MD

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Population

573,235

0.86% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$97,085

0.624% growth

Poverty Rate

6.07%


Number of Employees

299,506

1.58% growth

Median Property Value

$360,200

0.167% growth

About

In 2017, Anne Arundel County, MD had a population of 573k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $97,085. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Anne Arundel County, MD grew from 568,346 to 573,235, a 0.86% increase and its median household income grew from $96,483 to $97,085, a 0.624% increase.

The population of Anne Arundel County, MD is 68.2% White Alone, 16.3% Black or African American Alone, and 7.87% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Anne Arundel County, MD speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Anne Arundel County, MD are Anne Arundel Community College (2,451 degrees awarded in 2016), United States Naval Academy (1,114 degrees), and Baltimore School of Massage-Linthicum (331 degrees).

The median property value in Anne Arundel County, MD is $360,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Anne Arundel County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Anne Arundel County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Anne Arundel County, MD employs 300k people. The largest industries in Anne Arundel County, MD are Public Administration (39,380 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (36,123 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,697 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,494), Public Administration ($91,009), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,414).

Median household income in Anne Arundel County, MD is $97,085. Males in Anne Arundel County, MD have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,795. The income inequality in Anne Arundel County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$97,085

2017 value

± $3,840

0.624%

1 Year Growth

± 5.36%

Households in Anne Arundel County, MD have a median annual income of $97,085, 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 $96,483 in 2016, which represents a 0.624% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,518

Average Male Salary

± $1,626

$63,795

Average Female Salary

± $1,278

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.23 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. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $79,497 ± $72,116

  2. Asian

    $72,023 ± $4,094

  3. White

    $70,393 ± $1,419

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Anne Arundel County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

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 0.0789% 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 7306.01

  2. Census Tract 7517

  3. Census Tract 7308

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anne Arundel County, MD was Census Tract 7306.01 with a value of $174,271, followed by Census Tract 7517 and Census Tract 7308, with respective values of $172,604 and $171,106.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Anne Arundel 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

6.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anne Arundel County, MD (33.2k out of 548k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    20,925 ± 1,114

  2. Black

    7,967 ± 753

  3. Hispanic

    4,176 ± 568

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

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

300k

2017 Value

± 9,974

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anne Arundel County, MD grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 295k employees to 300k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anne Arundel County, MD, are Management Occupations (42,399 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,084 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,359 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anne Arundel County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Anne Arundel County, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (42,399 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,084 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anne Arundel County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.52 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Anne Arundel County, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,258), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,437), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,186).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

300k

2017 Value

± 9,974

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anne Arundel County, MD grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 295k employees to 300k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anne Arundel County, MD, are Public Administration (39,380 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (36,123 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,697 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anne Arundel County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel County, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (39,380 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (36,123 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (34,697 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anne Arundel County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.9 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.55 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Anne Arundel County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($110,494), Public Administration ($91,009), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,414).

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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

95% of the population of Anne Arundel County, MD has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 9.78% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 4.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Anne Arundel County, MD see 1447 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.58% increase from the previous year (1397 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1484 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 650 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

1,447 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Anne Arundel County, MD see an average of 1,447 patients per year. This represents a 3.58% increase from the previous year (1,397 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Anne Arundel County, MD 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

4.99%

Uninsured

56.6%

Employer Coverage

10.9%

Medicaid

9.78%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

4.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anne Arundel County, MD grew by 13.9% from 4.38% to 4.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Anne Arundel 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

Anne Arundel County, MD is home to a population of 573k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.19% of Anne Arundel County, MD residents were born outside of the country (46.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Anne Arundel County, MD is composed of 391k White Alone residents (68.2%), 93.3k Black or African American Alone residents (16.3%), 45.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.87%), 21.1k Asian Alone residents (3.69%), 21k Two or More Races residents (3.66%), 908 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.158%), 664 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.116%), and 223 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0389%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Anne Arundel County, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Anne Arundel County, MD was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Anne Arundel County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Anne Arundel County, MD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

46.9k people

8.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

46.3k people

As of 2017, 8.19% of Anne Arundel County, MD residents (46.9k people) 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 Anne Arundel County, MD was 8.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,048 ± 7,814 people

  2. India

    59,523 ± 5,960 people

  3. China

    45,415 ± 5,212 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,048 Maryland residents, followed by India with 59,523 and China with 45,415.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Anne Arundel County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Anne Arundel County, MD was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    391k ± 304

  2. Black or African American Alone

    93.3k ± 2.42k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45.1k ± 6.19k

In 2017, there were 4.19 times more White Alone residents (391k people) in Anne Arundel County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93.3k Black or African American Alone and 45.1k 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 Anne Arundel County, 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 Anne Arundel County, 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 Anne Arundel County, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Anne Arundel County, 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-)

    19,270 ± 2,722

  2. Vietnam

    11,285 ± 1,313

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,174 ± 1,574

Anne Arundel County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Anne Arundel County, MD awarded 4,120 degrees. The student population of Anne Arundel County, MD is skewed towards women, with 9,444 male students and 10,270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Anne Arundel County, MD are White (2,482 and 60.9%), followed by Black or African American (644 and 15.8%), Hispanic or Latino (300 and 7.36%), and Unknown (259 and 6.36%).

The largest universities in Anne Arundel County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Anne Arundel Community College (2,451 and 59.5%), United States Naval Academy (1,114 and 27%), and Baltimore School of Massage-Linthicum (331 and 8.03%).

The most popular majors in Anne Arundel County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (743 and 18%), General Business Administration & Management (249 and 6.04%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (225 and 5.46%).

The median tuition costs in Anne Arundel County, MD are $49,758 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. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 730 degrees awarded

  3. 123 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Anne Arundel County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 109 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,451 degrees awarded

  2. 1,114 degrees awarded

  3. 331 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$49,758

Median Private

In 2016, the Anne Arundel County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Anne Arundel Community College with 2,451 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,943

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,177

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,943 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Anne Arundel County, MD, which is 0.893 times less than the 2,177 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Anne Arundel County, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,482 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    644 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    300 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Anne Arundel County, MD were to White students. These 2,482 degrees mean that there were 3.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 644 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anne Arundel County, MD was $360,200 in 2017, which is 1.66 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $359,600 to $360,200, a 0.167% increase. The homeownership rate in Anne Arundel County, MD is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Anne Arundel County, MD have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Anne Arundel County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$97,085

Median Household Income

± $3,840

208k

Number of Households

± 7,541

In 2017, the median household income of the 208k households in Anne Arundel County, MD grew to $97,085 from the previous year's value of $96,483.

The following chart displays the households in Anne Arundel 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

$360,200

2017 Median

± $6,934

$359,600

2016 Median

± $6,149

In 2017, the median property value in Anne Arundel County, MD grew to to $360,200 from the previous year's value of $359,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Anne Arundel County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anne Arundel County, MD have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.44% of the workforce in Anne Arundel County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Anne Arundel County, MD was Drove Alone (81.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.26%) and those who Worked At Home (4.82%).

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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