Largo, MD

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Population

11,805

10.4% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$86,204

3.72% growth

Poverty Rate

8.59%


Number of Employees

6,619

9.66% growth

Median Property Value

$252,500

2.98% growth

About

In 2017, Largo, MD had a population of 11.8k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $86,204. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Largo, MD grew from 10,689 to 11,805, a 10.4% increase and its median household income grew from $83,110 to $86,204, a 3.72% increase.

The population of Largo, MD is 86.6% Black or African American Alone, 3.92% White Alone, and 3.36% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Largo, MD speak a non-English language, and 90.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Largo, MD are Prince George's Community College (1,134 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Largo, MD is $252,500, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Largo, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Largo, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Largo, MD employs 6.62k people. The largest industries in Largo, MD are Public Administration (940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (908 people), and Educational Services (801 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,833), Public Administration ($82,500), and Finance & Insurance ($72,844).

Median household income in Largo, MD is $86,204. Males in Largo, 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 Largo, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,204

2017 value

± $6,194

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Largo, MD have a median annual income of $86,204, 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 $83,110 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Largo, 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 8035.12

  2. Census Tract 8035.13

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Largo, MD was Census Tract 8035.12 with a value of $94,191, followed by Census Tract 8035.13 and N/A, with respective values of $72,244 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Largo, MD (1.01k out of 11.8k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. Black

    717 ± 229

  2. Two Or More

    125 ± 115

  3. White

    85 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Largo, MD is Black, 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

6.62k

2017 Value

± 664

9.66%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Largo, MD grew at a rate of 9.66%, from 6.04k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Largo, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,086 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (623 people), and Management Occupations (618 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Largo, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Largo, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,086 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (623 people), and Management Occupations (618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Largo, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.26 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.24 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Largo, MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,231), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($82,923), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($82,130).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.62k

2017 Value

± 664

9.66%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Largo, MD grew at a rate of 9.66%, from 6.04k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Largo, MD, are Public Administration (940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (908 people), and Educational Services (801 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Largo, MD, though some of these residents may live in Largo, 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 Largo, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (908 people), and Educational Services (801 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Largo, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.04 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.72 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Largo, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,833), Public Administration ($82,500), and Finance & Insurance ($72,844).

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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

$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

92.2% of the population of Largo, MD has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 6.45% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Largo, 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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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 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

7.81%

Uninsured

56.6%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

6.45%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Largo, MD declined by 14.3% from 9.11% to 7.81%.

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

Largo, MD is home to a population of 11.8k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Largo, MD residents were born outside of the country (2.17k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Largo, MD is composed of 10.2k Black or African American Alone residents (86.6%), 463 White Alone residents (3.92%), 397 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.36%), 359 Asian Alone residents (3.04%), 201 Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 148 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.25%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.136%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Largo, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Largo, MD was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Largo, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Largo, MD residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.17k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Largo, MD residents (2.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Largo, MD was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

90.9%

2017 Citizenship

92.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.9% of Largo, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Largo, MD was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    10.2k ± 761

  2. White Alone

    463 ± 296

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    397 ± 386

In 2017, there were 22.1 times more Black or African American Alone residents (10.2k people) in Largo, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 463 White Alone and 397 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 Largo, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Largo, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Largo, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Largo, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    434 ± 191

  2. Vietnam

    313 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 113

Largo, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Largo, MD awarded 1,134 degrees. The student population of Largo, MD is skewed towards women, with 4,763 male students and 7,654 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Largo, MD are Black or African American (737 and 67%), followed by White (100 and 9.09%), Hispanic or Latino (96 and 8.73%), and Unknown (77 and 7%).

The largest universities in Largo, MD by number of degrees awarded are Prince George's Community College (1,134 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Largo, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (525 and 46.3%), Registered Nursing (116 and 10.2%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (71 and 6.26%).

The median tuition costs in Largo, 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. 508 degrees awarded

  2. 116 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Largo, MD was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 508 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,134 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Largo, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Prince George's Community College with 1,134 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

409

Degrees Awarded to Men

725

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 409 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Largo, MD, which is 0.564 times less than the 725 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    737 degrees awarded

  2. White

    100 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    96 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Largo, MD were to Black or African American students. These 737 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Largo, MD was $252,500 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,200 to $252,500, a 2.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Largo, MD is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Largo, MD have an average commute time of 36.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Largo, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$86,204

Median Household Income

± $6,194

4.08k

Number of Households

± 422

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.08k households in Largo, MD grew to $86,204 from the previous year's value of $83,110.

The following chart displays the households in Largo, 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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Housing

Property Value

$252,500

2017 Median

± $14,167

$245,200

2016 Median

± $13,548

In 2017, the median property value in Largo, MD grew to to $252,500 from the previous year's value of $245,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Largo, 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 Largo, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Largo, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Largo, 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 Largo, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Largo, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

36.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Largo, MD have a longer commute time (36.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Largo, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.6%

  2. Public Transit

    21.1%

  3. Carpooled

    11.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Largo, MD was Drove Alone (64.6%), followed by those who Public Transit (21.1%) and those who Carpooled (11.3%).

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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