Forest Glen, MD

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Population

6,804

1.61% decline

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$102,415

0.0938% growth

Poverty Rate

6.8%


Number of Employees

3,868

0.285% growth

Median Property Value

$425,300

2.24% growth

About

In 2017, Forest Glen, MD had a population of 6.8k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $102,415. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forest Glen, MD declined from 6,915 to 6,804, a -1.61% decrease and its median household income grew from $102,319 to $102,415, a 0.0938% increase.

The population of Forest Glen, MD is 49.8% White Alone, 21% Black or African American Alone, and 19.9% Hispanic or Latino. 39.3% of the people in Forest Glen, MD speak a non-English language, and 86.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forest Glen, MD is $425,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in Forest Glen, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Glen, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Forest Glen, MD employs 3.87k people. The largest industries in Forest Glen, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (622 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (617 people), and Public Administration (531 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($114,063), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,111), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,417).

Median household income in Forest Glen, MD is $102,415. Males in Forest Glen, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Forest Glen, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$102,415

2017 value

± $12,457

0.0938%

1 Year Growth

± 16%

Households in Forest Glen, MD have a median annual income of $102,415, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,319 in 2016, which represents a 0.0938% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Forest Glen, MD made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Forest Glen, MD workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7039.01

  2. Census Tract 7040

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Glen, MD was Census Tract 7039.01 with a value of $114,408, followed by Census Tract 7040 and N/A, with respective values of $83,487 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Glen, 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

6.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Glen, MD (453 out of 6.67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males < 5.

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. Hispanic

    209 ± 181

  2. Two Or More

    184 ± 181

  3. White

    173 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Glen, MD is Hispanic, followed by Two Or More and White.

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

3.87k

2017 Value

± 490

0.285%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Glen, MD grew at a rate of 0.285%, from 3.86k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Glen, MD, are Management Occupations (546 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (370 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Glen, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Glen, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (546 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (370 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Glen, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.91 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.18 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Glen, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($122,644), Legal Occupations ($112,361), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($104,145).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.87k

2017 Value

± 490

0.285%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Glen, MD grew at a rate of 0.285%, from 3.86k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Glen, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (622 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (617 people), and Public Administration (531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Glen, MD, though some of these residents may live in Forest Glen, 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 Forest Glen, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (622 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (617 people), and Public Administration (531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Glen, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.94 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.4 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Glen, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($114,063), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,111), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,417).

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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 with $17.7B and Electronics and $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

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

92.1% of the population of Forest Glen, MD has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 6.86% on non-group plans, and 0.975% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Forest Glen, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1137 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.88%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

6.86%

Non-Group

0.975%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Glen, MD declined by 28.6% from 11% to 7.88%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forest Glen, MD is home to a population of 6.8k people, from which 86.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.9% of Forest Glen, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Forest Glen, MD is composed of 3.39k White Alone residents (49.8%), 1.43k Black or African American Alone residents (21%), 1.35k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.9%), 327 Asian Alone residents (4.81%), 211 Two or More Races residents (3.1%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.985%), 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.382%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forest Glen, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,323 speakers), African Languages (432 speakers), and Hungarian (163 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forest Glen, MD was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Forest Glen, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Forest Glen, MD residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

25.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 23.9% of Forest Glen, MD residents 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 Forest Glen, MD was 25.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Forest Glen, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Forest Glen, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

86.6%

2017 Citizenship

83.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.6% of Forest Glen, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Glen, MD was 83.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.39k ± 466

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.43k ± 377

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.35k ± 636

In 2017, there were 2.37 times more White Alone residents (3.39k people) in Forest Glen, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Black or African American Alone and 1.35k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forest Glen, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,323 speakers (20%)

  2. African Languages

    432 speakers (6.52%)

  3. Hungarian

    163 speakers (2.46%)

39.3% of Forest Glen, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Forest Glen, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 20% of the overall population of Forest Glen, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 6.52% speak African Languages and 2.46% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    107 ± 61

  2. Korea

    77 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    72 ± 55

Forest Glen, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Glen, MD was $425,300 in 2017, which is 1.95 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $416,000 to $425,300, a 2.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Glen, MD is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest Glen, MD have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forest Glen, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$102,415

Median Household Income

± $12,457

2.57k

Number of Households

± 338

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.57k households in Forest Glen, MD grew to $102,415 from the previous year's value of $102,319.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Glen, 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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Housing

Property Value

$425,300

2017 Median

± $16,234

$416,000

2016 Median

± $20,677

In 2017, the median property value in Forest Glen, MD grew to to $425,300 from the previous year's value of $416,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Glen, 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 Forest Glen, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

62.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in Forest Glen, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

34.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Glen, MD have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Forest Glen, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    50.1%

  2. Public Transit

    35.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forest Glen, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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