Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
2.8M
0.0976% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.6
0.26% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.1%
3.21% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$83,160
3.34% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$313,200
1.52% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1.42M
0.424% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD had a population of 2.8M people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $83,160. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD declined from 2.8M to 2.8M, a −0.0976% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,469 to $83,160, a 3.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.67%), White (Hispanic) (3.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%). 12.8% of the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.5% of the residents in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Johns Hopkins University (10,006 degrees awarded in 2019), Towson University (5,879 degrees), and University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,654 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was $313,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%. Most people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is home to a population of 2.8M people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 19.8% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents were born outside of the country (555k people).

In 2019, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 159k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Spanish (112,895 speakers), Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (25,541 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (23,226 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55M ± 2.7k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    819k ± 5.84k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    159k ± 3.3k
6.26%
Hispanic Population
175k people

In 2019, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 159k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.26% of the people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are hispanic (175k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    112,895 speakers (4.29%)
  2. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    25,541 speakers (0.969%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    23,226 speakers (0.882%)

12.8% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was Spanish. 4.29% of the overall population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are native Spanish speakers. 0.969% speak Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa and 0.882% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
555k people
10.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
289k people

As of 2019, 19.8% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents (555k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    119,690 ± 8,409 people
  2. India
    67,289 ± 6,333 people
  3. Guatemala
    43,589 ± 5,107 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 119,690 Maryland residents, followed by India with 67,289 and Guatemala with 43,589.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2019 Citizenship
95.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.5% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    49,866 ± 3,919
  2. Vietnam
    47,718 ± 3,240
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25,552 ± 2,828

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is $83,160. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $121,618, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $112,380 and $110,389.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,109. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD employs 1.42M people. The largest industries in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (216,183 people), Educational Services (158,920 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (153,641 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($118,505), Utilities ($99,888), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,604).

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,160
2019 value
± $1,702
3.34%
1 Year Growth
± 2.34%

Households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have a median annual income of $83,160, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,469 in 2018, which represents a 3.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$82,507
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,722
$67,109
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,315

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.23 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Asian
    $77,471 ± $4,418
  2. White
    $72,989 ± $1,494
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $68,482 ± $39,305

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is from Maryland.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.518% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $121,618, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $112,380 and $110,389.

The following map shows all of the counties in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (275k out of 2.73M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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. Black
    139,981 ± 2,965
  2. White
    104,504 ± 2,356
  3. Hispanic
    23,154 ± 1,227

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is Black, followed by White 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

1.42M
2019 Value
± 21,710
0.424%
1 Year growth
± 2.08%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew at a rate of 0.424%, from 1.41M employees to 1.42M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, are Management Occupations (178,179 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149,149 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (118,537 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (178,179 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149,149 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (118,537 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.78 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,064), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($97,294), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($91,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.42M
2019 Value
± 21,710
0.424%
1 Year growth
± 2.08%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew at a rate of 0.424%, from 1.41M employees to 1.42M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (216,183 people), Educational Services (158,920 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (153,641 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (216,183 people), Educational Services (158,920 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (153,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.24 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.42 times), and Educational Services (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($118,505), Utilities ($99,888), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,604).

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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. $25.4B
  2. $20.9B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $25.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($20.6B).

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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$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B 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. $23.6B
  3. $9.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.6B and New York and $9.87B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.9%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.86%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Maryland
60.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD awarded 43,599 degrees. The student population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is skewed towards women, with 69,568 male students and 99,841 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are White (20,847 and 53%), followed by Black or African American (8,904 and 22.7%), Asian (3,651 and 9.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,740 and 6.97%).

The largest universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD by number of degrees awarded are Johns Hopkins University (10,006 and 23%), Towson University (5,879 and 13.5%), and University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,654 and 8.38%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Registered Nursing (2,223 and 5.1%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,898 and 4.35%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,764 and 4.05%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are $36,000 for private four year colleges, and $6,988 and $20,236 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,012 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1,105 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,046 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was General Psychology with 1,012 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,006 degrees awarded
  2. 5,879 degrees awarded
  3. 3,654 degrees awarded
$6,988
Median In-State Public
$36,000
Median Private

In 2019, the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johns Hopkins University with 10,006 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17,655
Degrees Awarded to Men
25,944
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 17,655 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, which is 0.681 times less than the 25,944 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    20,847 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8,904 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3,651 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was White students. These 20,847 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,904 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was $313,200 in 2019, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $308,500 to $313,200, a 1.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have an average commute time of 29.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$313,200
2019 Median
± $4,231
$308,500
2018 Median
± $3,931

In 2019, the median property value in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew to to $313,200 from the previous year's value of $308,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$83,160
Median Household Income
± $1,702
1.06M
Number of Households
± 16,738

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.06M households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew to $83,160 from the previous year's value of $80,469.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
2019 Homeownership
66.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.4% of the housing units in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have a longer commute time (29.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.83% of the workforce in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.84%)
  3. Public Transit (5.85%)

In 2019, 76.7% of workers in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.84%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.85%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1141 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 364 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,141 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$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

4.8%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.23%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD declined by 0.054% from 4.8% to 4.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

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

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