Baltimore, MD

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Population

602,495

1.5% decline

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$51,000

8.21% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

286,050

0.715% growth

Median Property Value

$167,800

8.68% growth

About

In 2018, Baltimore, MD had a population of 602k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $51,000. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Baltimore, MD declined from 611,648 to 602,495, a -1.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,131 to $51,000, a 8.21% increase.

The population of Baltimore, MD is 61.3% Black or African American Alone, 27.7% White Alone, and 5.49% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Baltimore, MD speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore, MD are Johns Hopkins University (8,878 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,120 degrees), and Loyola University Maryland (1,786 degrees).

The median property value in Baltimore, MD is $167,800, and the homeownership rate is 47.5%. Most people in Baltimore, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore, MD is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Baltimore, MD employs 286k people. The largest industries in Baltimore, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,594 people), Educational Services (37,357 people), and Retail Trade (25,288 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,207), Finance & Insurance ($65,168), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,026).

Median household income in Baltimore, MD is $51,000. Males in Baltimore, MD have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,257. The income inequality in Baltimore, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,000

2018 value

± $1,530

8.21%

1 Year Growth

± 4.16%

Households in Baltimore, MD have a median annual income of $51,000, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,131 in 2017, which represents a 8.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,701

$64,257

Average Female Salary

± $1,255

In 2018, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.27 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

  1. Asian

    $73,898 ± $4,155

  2. White

    $72,025 ± $1,476

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $67,828 ± $52,050

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.461

2018 Wage GINI

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0831% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 2711.02

  2. Census Tract 2713

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore, MD was Census Tract 2711.02 with a value of $209,167, followed by Census Tract 2713 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $145,966 and $137,275.

The following map shows all of the places in Baltimore, 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

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore, MD (134k out of 597k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    99,663 ± 2,117

  2. White

    24,527 ± 1,070

  3. Hispanic

    7,602 ± 663

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

286k

2018 Value

± 9,389

0.715%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Baltimore, MD grew at a rate of 0.715%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,512 people), Management Occupations (26,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baltimore, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,512 people), Management Occupations (26,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,209 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baltimore, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.64 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baltimore, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,075), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,240), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,497).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

286k

2018 Value

± 9,389

0.715%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Baltimore, MD grew at a rate of 0.715%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,594 people), Educational Services (37,357 people), and Retail Trade (25,288 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore, 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, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,594 people), Educational Services (37,357 people), and Retail Trade (25,288 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baltimore, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.66 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baltimore, MD, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,207), Finance & Insurance ($65,168), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,026).

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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. $21.7B

  2. $19B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $21.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($19B) and Electronics ($16.2B).

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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$190B

2020 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

27.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $190B. This is expected to increase 27.8% 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. $24.4B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $7.24B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24.4B, followed by Pennsylvania with $19.5B and New York and $7.24B.

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

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Health

93.1% of the population of Baltimore, MD has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 9.79% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Baltimore, 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%).

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 

$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

6.95%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

27.9%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

9.79%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore, MD grew by 2.65% from 6.77% to 6.95%.

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

Baltimore, MD is home to a population of 602k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.1% of Baltimore, MD residents were born outside of the country (49.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Baltimore, MD is composed of 369k Black or African American Alone residents (61.3%), 167k White Alone residents (27.7%), 33.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.49%), 15.5k Asian Alone residents (2.57%), 15k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 1.64k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.273%), 1.47k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.243%), and 61 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0101%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Baltimore, MD was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Baltimore, MD are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Baltimore, MD residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

49.6k people

7.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

48.5k people

As of 2017, 8.1% of Baltimore, MD residents (49.6k 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 Baltimore, MD was 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    99,066 ± 7,664 people

  2. India

    54,426 ± 5,702 people

  3. China

    46,221 ± 5,258 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 99,066 Maryland residents, followed by India with 54,426 and China with 46,221.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2018 Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of Baltimore, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore, MD was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    369k ± 3.22k

  2. White Alone

    167k ± 472

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    33.1k ± 5.42k

In 2018, there were 2.21 times more Black or African American Alone residents (369k people) in Baltimore, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167k White Alone and 33.1k 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 Baltimore, MD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,486 ± 1,455

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,351 ± 1,173

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,941 ± 1,207

Baltimore, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Baltimore, MD awarded 18,837 degrees. The student population of Baltimore, MD is skewed towards women, with 25,201 male students and 38,697 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore, MD are White (7,951 and 49.8%), followed by Black or African American (4,093 and 25.6%), Asian (1,698 and 10.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,099 and 6.88%).

The largest universities in Baltimore, MD by number of degrees awarded are Johns Hopkins University (8,878 and 47.1%), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,120 and 11.3%), and Loyola University Maryland (1,786 and 9.48%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore, MD are Registered Nursing (1,144 and 6.07%), General Business Administration & Management (877 and 4.66%), and International Relations & Affairs (806 and 4.28%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore, MD are $45,290 for private four year colleges, and $6,003 and $16,976 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 646 degrees awarded

  2. 633 degrees awarded

  3. 547 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Baltimore, MD was General Education with 646 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,878 degrees awarded

  2. 2,120 degrees awarded

  3. 1,786 degrees awarded

$6,003

Median In-State Public

$45,290

Median Private

In 2017, the Baltimore, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johns Hopkins University with 8,878 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,189

Degrees Awarded to Men

11,648

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 7,189 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore, MD, which is 0.617 times less than the 11,648 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,951 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4,093 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,698 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Baltimore, MD were to White students. These 7,951 degrees mean that there were 1.94 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,093 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore, MD was $167,800 in 2018, which is 0.731 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $154,400 to $167,800, a 8.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore, MD is 47.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baltimore, MD have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baltimore, MD is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,800

2018 Median

± $4,675

$154,400

2017 Median

± $5,028

In 2018, the median property value in Baltimore, MD grew to to $167,800 from the previous year's value of $154,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baltimore, 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, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$51,000

Median Household Income

± $1,530

237k

Number of Households

± 7,797

In 2018, the median household income of the 237k households in Baltimore, MD grew to $51,000 from the previous year's value of $47,131.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

47.5%

2018 Homeownership

47.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 47.5% of the housing units in Baltimore, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.4%.

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

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore, MD have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.54% of the workforce in Baltimore, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.2%

  2. Public Transit

    16.2%

  3. Carpooled

    9.31%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Baltimore, MD was Drove Alone (62.2%), followed by those who Public Transit (16.2%) and those who Carpooled (9.31%).

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

1 car

Average Number

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

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