Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD

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Population
136,440
1.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
42.8

Poverty Rate
4.41%

Median Household Income
$139,144
1.3% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$565,500
2% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
70,044
0.791% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD had a population of 136k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $139,144. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD grew from 135,066 to 136,440, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $137,359 to $139,144, a 1.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%). 22.7% of the people in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are Howard Community College (1,306 degrees awarded in 2017) and Maryland University of Integrative Health (387 degrees).

The median property value in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is $565,500, and the homeownership rate is 79.3%. Most people in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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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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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.

Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD 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, 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 Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is home to a population of 136k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 19.7% of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD residents were born outside of the country (26.9k people).

In 2018, there were 3.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.8k people) in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,780 speakers), Korean (4,587 speakers), and Spanish (4,177 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.8k ± 1.14k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 981
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 1.1k
4.76%
Hispanic Population
6.49k people

In 2018, there were 3.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.8k people) in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.76% of the people in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are hispanic (6.49k people).

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,780 speakers (3.67%)
  2. Korean
    4,587 speakers (3.52%)
  3. Spanish
    4,177 speakers (3.21%)

22.7% of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 3.67% of the overall population of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 3.52% speak Korean and 3.21% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
26.9k people
17.5%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
23.5k people

As of 2018, 19.7% of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD residents (26.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was 17.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    4,855 ± 1,680 people
  2. Korea
    4,024 ± 1,534 people
  3. China
    2,546 ± 1,227 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was India, the natal country of 4,855 Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD residents, followed by Korea with 4,024 and China with 2,546.

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Citizenship

92.6%
2018 Citizenship
93.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.6% of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was 93.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,339 ± 280
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,649 ± 305
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,161 ± 231

Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is $139,144. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $151,026, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $141,612 and $137,761.

Males in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $84,596. The income inequality in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD employs 70k people. The largest industries in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are Elementary & secondary schools (4,735 people), Computer Systems Design (3,974 people), and Hospitals (3,879 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($194,506), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($191,842), and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($188,965).

Wages

Median Household Income

$139,144
2018 value
± $3,700
1.3%
1 Year Growth
± 3.36%

Households in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have a median annual income of $139,144, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $137,359 in 2017, which represents a 1.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$124,036
Average Male Salary in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD
± $14,024
$84,596
Average Female Salary in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD
± $11,366

In 2017, full-time male employees in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD made 1.47 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD
  1. Asian
    $100,442 ± $22,423
  2. White
    $95,710 ± $10,613
  3. Two or More Races
    $79,145 ± $59,768

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD.

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Wage Distribution

0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD

In 2017, the income inequality in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $151,026, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $141,612 and $137,761.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD (5.98k out of 136k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    2,650 ± 410
  2. Black
    2,010 ± 439
  3. Asian
    1,043 ± 273

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

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

70k
2017 Value
0.791%
1 Year growth
± 0.791%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.791%, from 69.5k employees to 70k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, are Miscellaneous managers (4,188 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (2,586 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,042 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (4,188 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (2,586 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,042 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & information research scientists (18.9 times higher than expected), Astronomers & physicists (14.9 times), and Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians (11.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($242,951), Chief executives & legislators ($225,631), and Personal financial advisors ($215,276).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70k
2017 Value
0.791%
1 Year growth
± 0.791%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.791%, from 69.5k employees to 70k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,735 people), Computer Systems Design (3,974 people), and Hospitals (3,879 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, though some of these residents may live in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) 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 (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,735 people), Computer Systems Design (3,974 people), and Hospitals (3,879 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of Scientific research & development services (6.48 times higher than expected), Administration of economic programs & space research (6.02 times), and Beer, wine, & liquor stores (4.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($194,506), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($191,842), and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($188,965).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $24.1B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B
2015 Value in Maryland
$243B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD awarded 1,693 degrees. The student population of Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is skewed towards women, with 4,310 male students and 6,349 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are White (814 and 50.7%), followed by Black or African American (353 and 22%), Asian (169 and 10.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (138 and 8.59%).

The largest universities in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD by number of degrees awarded are Howard Community College (1,306 and 77.1%) and Maryland University of Integrative Health (387 and 22.9%).

The most popular majors in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are General Studies (533 and 31.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (232 and 13.7%), and Registered Nursing (136 and 8.03%).

The median tuition costs in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 533 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 232 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 136 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was General Studies with 533 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,306 degrees awarded
  2. 387 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Howard Community College with 1,306 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

591
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,102
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 591 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, which is 0.536 times less than the 1,102 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    814 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    169 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Howard County (West)--Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD were to White students. These 814 degrees mean that there were 2.31 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 353 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was $565,500 in 2018, which is 2.46 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $554,400 to $565,500, a 2% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$565,500
2018 Median
± $6,224
$554,400
2017 Median
± $6,465

In 2018, the median property value in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD grew to to $565,500 from the previous year's value of $554,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) 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 (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$139,144
Median Household Income
± $3,700
48.7k
Number of Households
± 1,353

In 2018, the median household income of the 48.7k households in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD grew to $139,144 from the previous year's value of $137,359.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
2018 Homeownership
79.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.3% of the housing units in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.87% of the workforce in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.1%
  2. Carpooled
    7.44%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.77%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.44%) and those who Worked At Home (6.77%).

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 (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) 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 (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD has health coverage, with 66.1% on employee plans, 5.21% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
1,137 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

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 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

3.56%
Uninsured
66.1%
Employer Coverage
5.21%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD N/A by N/A from N/A% to 3.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) 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. 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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