Garrett County, MD

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2020 Population
29,155
0.274% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
46.8
1.3% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
1.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,542
3.66% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$194,600
11.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,894
0.173% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Garrett County, MD had a population of 29.2k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $54,542. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Garrett County, MD declined from 29,235 to 29,155, a −0.274% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,617 to $54,542, a 3.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garrett County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.868%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.439%).

None of the households in Garrett County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Garrett County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Garrett County, MD are Garrett College (95 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Garrett County, MD was $194,600, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%.

Most people in Garrett County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Garrett County, MD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Garrett County, MD is home to a population of 29.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.1% of Garrett County, MD residents were born outside of the country (320 people).

In 2020, there were 80.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Garrett County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 348 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 253 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Garrett County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Garrett County, MD was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garrett County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.1k ± 40
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    348 ± 74
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    253 ± 82.4
1.18%
Hispanic Population
345 people

In 2020, there were 80.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Garrett County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 348 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 253 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.18% of the people in Garrett County, MD are hispanic (345 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
320 people
1.14%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
333 people

As of 2020, 1.1% of Garrett County, MD residents (320 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garrett County, MD was 1.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    723 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    247 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    224 ± 136

Garrett County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Garrett County, MD employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Garrett County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,901 people), Construction (1,817 people), and Retail Trade (1,352 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,221), Public Administration ($52,679), and Utilities ($52,244).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.9k
2020 Value
± 793
0.173%
1 Year growth
± 7.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garrett County, MD grew at a rate of 0.173%, from 13.9k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garrett County, MD, are Management Occupations (1,686 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,510 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,270 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garrett County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.9k
2020 Value
± 793
0.173%
1 Year growth
± 7.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garrett County, MD grew at a rate of 0.173%, from 13.9k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garrett County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,901 people), Construction (1,817 people), and Retail Trade (1,352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garrett County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Garrett County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,854
Median earning men ± $2,269
$31,552
Median earning women ± $1,340

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($75,156), Wholesale Trade ($65,799), and Manufacturing ($57,593).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($51,570), Public Administration ($49,028), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 236
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 176
    Manufacturing
  3. 166
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $122k
    Manufacturing
  2. $114k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $70.2k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Garrett County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 76.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Garrett County, MD awarded 95 degrees. The student population of Garrett County, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 307 male students and 317 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Garrett County, MD are White (85 and 91.4%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 6.45%), Two or More Races (2 and 2.15%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Garrett County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Garrett College (95 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Garrett County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (28 and 29.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 and 18.9%), and General Business (16 and 16.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 624 students enrolled in Garrett County, MD, 49.2% men and 50.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 491 records, of which 54.2% were women and 45.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degree-majors awarded
  2. 18 degree-majors awarded
  3. 16 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Garrett County, MD was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
95 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Garrett College with 95 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 47 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Garrett County, MD, which is 0.979 times less than the 48 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 85 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($7,644) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,204) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Garrett County, MD was $194,600 in 2020, which is 0.847 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $173,900 to $194,600, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Garrett County, MD is 79.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Garrett County, MD have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garrett County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Garrett County, MD is $54,542. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Garrett County, MD was Census Tract 3 with a value of $75,217, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $56,688 and $49,660.

In 2021, 11.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Garrett County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.18%.

Property

$194,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,772
$10,107
Median Property Taxes
±$685

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garrett County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Garrett County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 79.3% of the housing units in Garrett County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garrett County, MD was Census Tract 3 with a value of $75,217, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $56,688 and $49,660.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Garrett County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$54,542
Median Household Income
± $3,487
12.7k
Number of Households
± 741

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Garrett County, MD grew to $54,542 from the previous year's value of $52,617.

The following chart displays the households in Garrett County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garrett County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.85%)

In 2020, 79% of workers in Garrett County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (7.85%).

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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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garrett County, MD have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Garrett County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Garrett County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garrett County, MD (3.01k out of 28.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 17.7% of the children was living in poverty in Garrett County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 223 in Garrett County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 16.4 per 100,000 population.

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93.6% of the population of Garrett County, MD has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.41% 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 Garrett County, MD see 1823 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (1827 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2232 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 617 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,823 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Garrett County, MD

Primary care physicians in Garrett County, MD see an average of 1,823 patients per year. This represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (1,827 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Garrett County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.37%
Uninsured
42.8%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garrett County, MD declined by 8.44% from 6.96% to 6.37%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.8 in Garrett County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.5% in Garrett County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.06% in Garrett County, MD.

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