Harford County, MD

County

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Population
253,956
0.712% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
40.9

Median Household Income
$88,603
10.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$297,200
1.61% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Harford County, MD had a population of 254k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $88,603. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Harford County, MD grew from 252,160 to 253,956, a 0.712% increase and its median household income grew from $80,476 to $88,603, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harford County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), White (Hispanic) (2.76%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%). NaNk% of the people in Harford County, MD speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harford County, MD are Harford Community College (1,125 degrees awarded in 2017) and Aveda Institute-Maryland (26 degrees).

The median property value in Harford County, MD is $297,200, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Harford County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harford County, MD is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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 Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.2%), followed by Other (6.53%). 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.

Harford County, 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Maryland
58.2% for the Republican 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 Harford County, MD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Harford County, MD is home to a population of 254k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Harford County, MD residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 5.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (191k people) in Harford County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harford County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    191k ± 468
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35k ± 1.46k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.5k ± 1.78k
4.74%
Hispanic Population
12k people

In 2018, there were 5.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (191k people) in Harford County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.74% of the people in Harford County, MD are hispanic (12k people).

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

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Harford County, MD was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Harford County, MD are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Harford County, MD residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    99,066 ± 7,664 people
  2. India
    54,426 ± 5,702 people
  3. China
    46,221 ± 5,258 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 99,066 Maryland residents, followed by India with 54,426 and China with 46,221.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Harford County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Harford County, MD was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,380 ± 1,563
  2. Vietnam
    5,280 ± 921
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,201 ± 1,020

Harford County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Harford County, MD is $88,603. In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harford County, MD was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,257. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Harford County, MD employs N/A people. The largest industries in Harford County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,094 people), Retail Trade (14,916 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,934 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($95,194), Utilities ($91,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,882).

Wages

Median Household Income

$88,603
2018 value
± $4,240
10.1%
1 Year Growth
± 6.25%

Households in Harford County, MD have a median annual income of $88,603, 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 $80,476 in 2017, which represents a 10.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,550
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,701
$64,257
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,255

In 2018, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.27 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. Asian
    $73,898 ± $4,155
  2. White
    $72,025 ± $1,476
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $67,828 ± $52,050

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White 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 Harford County, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2017 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2018, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0831% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harford County, MD was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harford County, MD (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harford County, MD is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Harford County, MD stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harford County, MD, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harford County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harford County, MD, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harford County, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($98,607), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($96,579), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,219).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Harford County, MD stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harford County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,094 people), Retail Trade (14,916 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,934 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harford County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Harford County, 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 Harford County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,094 people), Retail Trade (14,916 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,934 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harford County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.18 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.41 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harford County, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($95,194), Utilities ($91,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,882).

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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 Harford County, MD awarded 1,151 degrees. The student population of Harford County, MD is skewed towards women, with 2,619 male students and 3,527 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harford County, MD are White (874 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (151 and 13.3%), Hispanic or Latino (42 and 3.69%), and Two or More Races (36 and 3.16%).

The largest universities in Harford County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Harford Community College (1,125 and 97.7%) and Aveda Institute-Maryland (26 and 2.26%).

The most popular majors in Harford County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (269 and 23.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (215 and 18.7%), and General Business (150 and 13%).

The median tuition costs in Harford County, 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. 269 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 215 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 150 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Harford County, MD was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 269 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,125 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Harford County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Harford Community College with 1,125 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

467
Degrees Awarded to Men
684
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 467 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harford County, MD, which is 0.683 times less than the 684 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Harford County, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    874 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harford County, MD were to White students. These 874 degrees mean that there were 5.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 151 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harford County, MD was $297,200 in 2018, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $292,500 to $297,200, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Harford County, MD is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harford County, MD have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harford County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$297,200
2018 Median
± $9,204
$292,500
2017 Median
± $7,648

In 2018, the median property value in Harford County, MD grew to to $297,200 from the previous year's value of $292,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harford County, 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 Harford County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$88,603
Median Household Income
± $4,240
94.8k
Number of Households
± 4,660

In 2018, the median household income of the 94.8k households in Harford County, MD grew to $88,603 from the previous year's value of $80,476.

The following chart displays the households in Harford 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
2018 Homeownership
77.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.2% of the housing units in Harford County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harford County, MD have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Harford County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.4%
  2. Carpooled
    8.03%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.15%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Harford County, MD was Drove Alone (84.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.03%) and those who Worked At Home (5.15%).

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Harford County, MD has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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 Harford County, MD see 1680 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% increase from the previous year (1635 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1589 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 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

1,680 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harford County, MD

Primary care physicians in Harford County, MD see an average of 1,680 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% increase from the previous year (1,635 patients).

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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

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The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harford County, 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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