Ellicott City, MD

Census Place

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Population
72,247
0.711% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.4

Poverty Rate
4.38%

Median Household Income
$126,668
2.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$527,700
0.957% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
37,035
0.674% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ellicott City, MD had a population of 72.2k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $126,668. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ellicott City, MD grew from 71,737 to 72,247, a 0.711% increase and its median household income grew from $124,059 to $126,668, a 2.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ellicott City, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (29.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), and White (Hispanic) (2.19%). 0% of the households in Ellicott City, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 88.6% of the residents in Ellicott City, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Ellicott City, MD was $527,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%. Most people in Ellicott City, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ellicott City, MD was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Howard County, MD went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (29.3%), followed by Other (7.47%). 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 Howard County, MD
63.3% 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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Diversity

Ellicott City, MD is home to a population of 72.2k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 26.8% of Ellicott City, MD residents were born outside of the country (19.4k people).

In 2018, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Ellicott City, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ellicott City, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.1k ± 1.05k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 991
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.41k ± 634
2.95%
Hispanic Population
2.13k people

In 2018, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Ellicott City, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.95% of the people in Ellicott City, MD are hispanic (2.13k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
19.4k people
26.1%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
18.7k people

As of 2018, 26.8% of Ellicott City, MD residents (19.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ellicott City, MD was 26.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ellicott City, MD was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Ellicott City, MD are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Ellicott City, MD residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,550 ± 8,052 people
  2. India
    61,201 ± 6,043 people
  3. China
    43,434 ± 5,098 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,550 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,201 and China with 43,434.

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Citizenship

88.6%
2018 Citizenship
88.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.6% of Ellicott City, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ellicott City, MD was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,130 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    769 ± 203
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    649 ± 228

Ellicott City, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ellicott City, MD is $126,668. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Ellicott City, MD was Census Tract 6011.04 with a value of $191,364, followed by Census Tract 6021 and Census Tract 6023.03, with respective values of $185,000 and $181,513.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,242. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ellicott City, MD employs 37k people. The largest industries in Ellicott City, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,997 people), and Educational Services (4,699 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,977), Public Administration ($111,129), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,490).

Wages

Median Household Income

$126,668
2018 value
± $3,333
2.1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.82%

Households in Ellicott City, MD have a median annual income of $126,668, 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 $124,059 in 2017, which represents a 2.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$82,411
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,726
$65,242
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,274

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Alaska Native
    $82,342 ± $129,777
  2. Asian
    $74,489 ± $4,278
  3. White
    $72,366 ± $1,474

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ellicott City, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0216% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6011.04
  2. Census Tract 6021
  3. Census Tract 6023.03

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ellicott City, MD was Census Tract 6011.04 with a value of $191,364, followed by Census Tract 6021 and Census Tract 6023.03, with respective values of $185,000 and $181,513.

The following map shows all of the places in Ellicott City, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ellicott City, MD (3.14k out of 71.6k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 75+.

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
    1,193 ± 266
  2. Asian
    1,094 ± 244
  3. Black
    830 ± 247

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ellicott City, MD is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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

37k
2018 Value
± 1,297
0.674%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ellicott City, MD grew at a rate of 0.674%, from 36.8k employees to 37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellicott City, MD, are Management Occupations (5,466 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4,124 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ellicott City, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ellicott City, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,466 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4,124 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ellicott City, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.64 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.32 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ellicott City, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($132,065), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($117,083), and Management Occupations ($115,658).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37k
2018 Value
± 1,297
0.674%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ellicott City, MD grew at a rate of 0.674%, from 36.8k employees to 37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellicott City, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,997 people), and Educational Services (4,699 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ellicott City, MD, though some of these residents may live in Ellicott City, 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 Ellicott City, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (7,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,997 people), and Educational Services (4,699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ellicott City, MD has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.76 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.11 times), and Educational Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ellicott City, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($118,977), Public Administration ($111,129), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,490).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ellicott City, MD was $527,700 in 2018, which is 2.3 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $522,700 to $527,700, a 0.957% increase. The homeownership rate in Ellicott City, MD is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ellicott City, MD have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ellicott City, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$527,700
2018 Median
± $8,906
$522,700
2017 Median
± $8,419

In 2018, the median property value in Ellicott City, MD grew to to $527,700 from the previous year's value of $522,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ellicott City, 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 Ellicott City, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$126,668
Median Household Income
± $3,333
25.7k
Number of Households
± 966

In 2018, the median household income of the 25.7k households in Ellicott City, MD grew to $126,668 from the previous year's value of $124,059.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
2018 Homeownership
75%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.9% of the housing units in Ellicott City, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ellicott City, MD have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Ellicott City, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.55%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.75%)

In 2018, 81.9% of workers in Ellicott City, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.55%) and those who worked at home (6.75%).

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 Ellicott City, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ellicott City, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Ellicott City, MD has health coverage, with 66.3% on employee plans, 7.41% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.28% 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 Howard County, MD see 521 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.774% increase from the previous year (517 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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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521 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Howard County, MD

Primary care physicians in Howard County, MD see an average of 521 patients per year. This represents a 0.774% increase from the previous year (517 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Howard County, MD 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

3.42%
Uninsured
66.3%
Employer Coverage
7.41%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ellicott City, MD declined by 22.1% from 4.39% to 3.42%.

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