Baltimore County, MD

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2020 Population
828,193
0.0211% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.5
0.254% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.28%
2.57% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$78,724
2.42% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$267,400
2.26% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
420,275
0.634% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Baltimore County, MD had a population of 828k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $78,724. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Baltimore County, MD grew from 828,018 to 828,193, a 0.0211% increase and its median household income grew from $76,866 to $78,724, a 2.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.03%), White (Hispanic) (2.72%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%).

None of the households in Baltimore County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Baltimore County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore County, MD are Towson University (5,945 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,686 degrees), and Community College of Baltimore County (2,668 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Baltimore County, MD was $267,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%.

Most people in Baltimore County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore County, MD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Baltimore County Court House in Towson, Maryland

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Baltimore County, MD is home to a population of 828k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.3% of Baltimore County, MD residents were born outside of the country (102k people).

In 2020, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (465k people) in Baltimore County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 240k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 50k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2020 Citizenship
94.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.6% of Baltimore County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore County, MD was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    465k ± 883
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    240k ± 1.59k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    50k ± 936
5.58%
Hispanic Population
46.2k people

In 2020, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (465k people) in Baltimore County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 240k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 50k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.58% of the people in Baltimore County, MD are hispanic (46.2k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Maryland.
Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
102k people
12.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
105k people

As of 2020, 12.3% of Baltimore County, MD residents (102k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baltimore County, MD was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,957 ± 848
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,506 ± 560
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,896 ± 524

Baltimore County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Baltimore County, MD employs 420k people. The largest industries in Baltimore County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (69,015 people), Educational Services (44,164 people), and Retail Trade (42,714 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,281), Public Administration ($74,021), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,529).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

420k
2020 Value
± 5,334
−0.634%
1 Year decline
± 1.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baltimore County, MD declined at a rate of −0.634%, from 423k employees to 420k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (51,263 people), Management Occupations (44,518 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (40,547 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore County, MD.

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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.

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Employment by Industries

420k
2020 Value
± 5,334
−0.634%
1 Year decline
± 1.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baltimore County, MD declined at a rate of −0.634%, from 423k employees to 420k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (69,015 people), Educational Services (44,164 people), and Retail Trade (42,714 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,210
Median earning men ± $652
$43,010
Median earning women ± $721

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($79,644), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,145), and Information ($71,602).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,005), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,651).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 9,904
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,662
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 5,212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $8.21M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $5.85M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $4.89M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baltimore County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.2%), followed by Other (1.3%).

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.

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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Baltimore County, MD awarded 14,819 degrees. The student population of Baltimore County, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 24,813 male students and 35,676 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore County, MD are White (7,390 and 52.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,379 and 24%), Asian (1,251 and 8.88%), and Hispanic or Latino (975 and 6.92%).

The largest universities in Baltimore County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Towson University (5,945 and 40.1%), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,686 and 24.9%), and Community College of Baltimore County (2,668 and 18%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore County, MD are General Psychology (861 and 5.81%), Registered Nursing (772 and 5.21%), and General Business Administration & Management (704 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore County, MD are $24,152 for private four year colleges, and $7,833 and $22,718 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Baltimore County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 60,489 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 60,489 students enrolled in Baltimore County, MD, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 26,328 records, of which 56.5% were women and 43.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 805 degree-majors awarded
  2. 682 degree-majors awarded
  3. 617 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Baltimore County, MD was General Psychology with 805 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,945 degrees awarded
  2. 3,686 degrees awarded
  3. 2,668 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Towson University with 5,945 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore County, MD, which is 0.714 times less than the 8,644 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,390 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,379 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,152) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,976) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,430) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore County, MD was $267,400 in 2020, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $261,500 to $267,400, a 2.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore County, MD is 66.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Baltimore County, MD have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baltimore County, MD is $78,724. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore County, MD was Census Tract 4083.03 with a value of $243,641, followed by Census Tract 4038.02 and Census Tract 4082, with respective values of $177,917 and $177,500.

In 2021, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.69%.

Property

$267,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,352
$208,376
Median Property Taxes
±$3,071

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baltimore County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baltimore County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
Homeownership
2020
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.1% of the housing units in Baltimore County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Baltimore County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4083.03
  2. Census Tract 4038.02
  3. Census Tract 4082

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore County, MD was Census Tract 4083.03 with a value of $243,641, followed by Census Tract 4038.02 and Census Tract 4082, with respective values of $177,917 and $177,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$78,724
Median Household Income
± $1,641
315k
Number of Households
± 4,240

In 2020, the median household income of the 315k households in Baltimore County, MD grew to $78,724 from the previous year's value of $76,866.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baltimore County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.84%)

In 2020, 77.2% of workers in Baltimore County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.5%) and those who worked at home (6.84%).

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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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore County, MD have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Baltimore County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.69%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore County, MD (74.9k out of 808k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baltimore 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 11% of the children was living in poverty in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 511 in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 36.1 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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94.4% of the population of Baltimore County, MD has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.907% 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 Baltimore County, MD see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baltimore County, MD

Primary care physicians in Baltimore County, MD see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (988 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baltimore County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.65%
Uninsured
55%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.907%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore County, MD declined by 15.8% from 6.71% to 5.65%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.9 in Baltimore County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.4% in Baltimore County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.24% in Baltimore County, MD.

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