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Howard County, MD&

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Population
317,233
1.22% growth
Median Age
38.6
Median Household Income
$120,941
9.1% growth
Poverty Rate
4.66%
Number of Employees
172,989
3.25% growth
Median Property Value
$445,400
1% growth

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Economy

The economy of Howard County, MD employs 172,989 people. The economy of Howard County, MD is specialized in Public Admin.; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.54; 2.53; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Howard County, MD are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (33,267), Healthcare & Social Assistance (23,839), and Public Admin. (19,825), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($92,820), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,729), and Utilities ($80,431).

Median household income in Howard County, MD is $120,941. Males in Howard County, MD have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,816. The income inequality of Howard County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Howard County, MD. In Howard County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 197 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,562. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.

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Diversity

Howard County, MD is home to a population of 317,233 people, from which 91.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Howard County, MD is composed of 169,004 White residents (53.3%), 57,755 Black residents (18.2%), 57,006 Asian residents (18%), 20,952 Hispanic residents (6.6%), and 11,231 Two+ residents (3.54%). The most common foreign languages in Howard County, MD are Spanish (14,210 speakers), Korean (9,546 speakers), and Chinese (7,452 speakers), but compared to other places, Howard County, MD has a relative high number of Korean (9,546 speakers), Urdu (2,722 speakers), and Other Asian (5,501 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Howard County, MD awarded 1,984 degrees. The student population of Howard County, MD is skewed towards females, with 880 male students and 1,104 female students. Most students in Howard County, MD are White (910 and 45.9%), followed by Black or African American (481 and 24.2%), Asian (193 and 9.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (135 and 6.8%). The largest universities in Howard County, MD by number of graduates are Howard Community College (1,279 and 64.5%), Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (317 and 16%), and Maryland University of Integrative Health (267 and 13.5%). The most popular majors in Howard County, MD are General Studies (519 and 26.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (218 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (149 and 7.51%). The median tuition costs in Howard 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howard County, MD is $445,400, which is 2.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $441,000 to $445,400, a 1% increase. The homeownership rate of Howard County, MD is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Howard County, MD have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Howard County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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