Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD

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2019 Population
180,469
0.884% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.1
0.557% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
5.63%
8.07% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$109,401
2.22% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$380,400
1.25% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
94,722
0.455% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD had a population of 180k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $109,401. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew from 178,887 to 180,469, a 0.884% increase and its median household income grew from $107,020 to $109,401, a 2.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.95%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%). 27.9% of the households in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

90.6% of the residents in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (358 degrees awarded in 2019) and Paul Mitchell the School-Jessup (83 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was $380,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%. Most people in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is home to a population of 180k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 22.7% of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD residents were born outside of the country (40.9k people).

In 2019, there were 2.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.3k people) in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 32.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are Spanish (10,887 speakers), Korean (5,492 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,415 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.3k ± 1.37k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.3k ± 1.48k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    32.2k ± 973
8.3%
Hispanic Population
15k people

In 2019, there were 2.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.3k people) in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 32.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.3% of the people in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are hispanic (15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    10,887 speakers (6.47%)
  2. Korean
    5,492 speakers (3.27%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,415 speakers (2.63%)

27.9% of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was Spanish. 6.47% of the overall population of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are native Spanish speakers. 3.27% speak Korean and 2.63% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
40.9k people
22.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
39.7k people

As of 2019, 22.7% of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD residents (40.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was 22.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    7,226 ± 2,045 people
  2. Korea
    4,894 ± 1,694 people
  3. China
    2,609 ± 1,245 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was India, the natal country of 7,226 Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD residents, followed by Korea with 4,894 and China with 2,609.

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Citizenship

90.6%
2019 Citizenship
91%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 90.6% of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,405 ± 441
  2. Vietnam
    2,563 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,634 ± 260

Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Y-Axis
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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Economy

Median household income in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is $109,401. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $159,588, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $145,617 and $141,258.

Males in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $71,474. The income inequality in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD employs 94.7k people. The largest industries in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are Elementary & secondary schools (6,283 people), Computer Systems Design (6,158 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,779 people), and the highest paying industries are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($206,080), Investigation & security services ($129,497), and Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($127,760).

Wages

Median Household Income

$109,401
2019 value
± $2,500
2.22%
1 Year Growth
± 2.75%

Households in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have a median annual income of $109,401, 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 $107,020 in 2018, which represents a 2.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$98,814
Average Male Salary in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD
± $9,415
$71,474
Average Female Salary in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD
± $6,460

In 2019, full-time male employees in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD
  1. Asian
    $80,338 ± $13,441
  2. White
    $79,783 ± $7,882
  3. Two or More Races
    $71,524 ± $28,276

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD.

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Wage Distribution

0.421
2019 Wage GINI in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD
0.418
2018 Wage GINI in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD

In 2019, the income inequality in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was 0.421 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.587% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $159,588, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $145,617 and $141,258.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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

5.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD (10.1k out of 179k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    3,559 ± 509
  2. Black
    3,534 ± 507
  3. Asian
    2,127 ± 427

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

94.7k
2019 Value
0.455%
1 Year growth
± 0.455%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.455%, from 94.3k employees to 94.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, are Other managers (4,219 people), Software developers (3,418 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (3,025 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are Other managers (4,219 people), Software developers (3,418 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (3,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Astronomers & physicists (15 times higher than expected), Computer and information research scientists (13.6 times), and Operations research analysts (7.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Credit counselors & loan officers ($270,534), Dentists ($220,962), and Architectural & engineering managers ($208,593).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.7k
2019 Value
0.455%
1 Year growth
± 0.455%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.455%, from 94.3k employees to 94.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,283 people), Computer Systems Design (6,158 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,779 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, though some of these residents may live in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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 Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,283 people), Computer Systems Design (6,158 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,779 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of National security & international affairs (6.13 times higher than expected), Scientific research & development services (4.76 times), and Administration of economic programs & space research (4.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($206,080), Investigation & security services ($129,497), and Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($127,760).

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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 Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD awarded 441 degrees. The student population of Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is skewed towards men, with 816 male students and 182 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are Black or African American (225 and 51%), followed by White (91 and 20.6%), Hispanic or Latino (81 and 18.4%), and Asian (19 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (358 and 81.2%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Jessup (83 and 18.8%).

The most popular majors in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD are Automobile Mechanics Technology (185 and 42%), HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (138 and 31.3%), and General Cosmetology (69 and 15.6%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 69 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 169 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 358 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia with 358 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

358
Degrees Awarded to Men
83
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 358 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD, which is 4.31 times more than the 83 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    225 degrees awarded
  2. White
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    81 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Howard County (East)--Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was Black or African American students. These 225 degrees mean that there were 2.47 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD was $380,400 in 2019, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $375,700 to $380,400, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$380,400
2019 Median
± $3,922
$375,700
2018 Median
± $3,934

In 2019, the median property value in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew to to $380,400 from the previous year's value of $375,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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 Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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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$109,401
Median Household Income
± $2,500
64.9k
Number of Households
± 1,645

In 2019, the median household income of the 64.9k households in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew to $109,401 from the previous year's value of $107,020.

The following chart displays the households in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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 Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
2019 Homeownership
68.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.6% of the housing units in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.46%)

In 2019, 80.8% of workers in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.76%) and those who worked at home (5.46%).

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 Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 7.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.76% 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

4.63%
Uninsured
62.4%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
7.4%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.76%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD grew by 7.16% from 4.32% to 4.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, 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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