Towson, MD

Census Place

Add Comparison
2020 Population
57,542
0.476% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.8
1.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.1%
3.62% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$90,951
2.44% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$367,200
0.935% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
28,505
0.835% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Towson, MD had a population of 57.5k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $90,951. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Towson, MD declined from 57,817 to 57,542, a −0.476% decrease and its median household income grew from $88,786 to $90,951, a 2.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Towson, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), and White (Hispanic) (2.76%).

None of the households in Towson, 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.

94.9% of the residents in Towson, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Towson, MD are Towson University (5,945 degrees awarded in 2020), Goucher College (570 degrees), and Fortis Institute-Towson (200 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Towson, MD was $367,200, and the homeownership rate was 57.8%.

Most people in Towson, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Towson, MD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Towson, MD is home to a population of 57.5k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 11.6% of Towson, MD residents were born outside of the country (6.7k people).

In 2020, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.8k people) in Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.9% of Towson, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Towson, MD was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Towson, MD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Towson, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.8k ± 1.45k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.39k ± 978
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 555
4.81%
Hispanic Population
2.77k people

In 2020, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.8k people) in Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.81% of the people in Towson, MD are hispanic (2.77k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Maryland.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.7k people
10.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.26k people

As of 2020, 11.6% of Towson, MD residents (6.7k 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 Towson, MD was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Towson, MD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    680 ± 168
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    261 ± 96
  3. Korea
    241 ± 76

Towson, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Towson, MD employs 28.5k people. The largest industries in Towson, MD are Educational Services (5,453 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,813 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,634 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($86,875), Wholesale Trade ($85,452), and Utilities ($83,140).

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

28.5k
2020 Value
± 1,200
−0.835%
1 Year decline
± 5.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Towson, MD declined at a rate of −0.835%, from 28.7k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Towson, MD, are Management Occupations (3,591 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,909 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Towson, MD.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

28.5k
2020 Value
± 1,200
−0.835%
1 Year decline
± 5.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Towson, MD declined at a rate of −0.835%, from 28.7k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Towson, MD, are Educational Services (5,453 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,813 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,634 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Towson, MD, though some of these residents may live in Towson, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$65,671
Median earning men ± $3,909
$43,840
Median earning women ± $2,849

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($119,444), Public Administration ($103,990), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($89,142).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($104,444), Public Administration ($76,033), and Manufacturing ($64,485).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
Y-Axis
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Maryland.
$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

flagCivics

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Towson, MD awarded 6,715 degrees. The student population of Towson, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,952 male students and 15,538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Towson, MD are White (3,752 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,322 and 20.3%), Hispanic or Latino (492 and 7.54%), and Asian (356 and 5.46%).

The largest universities in Towson, MD by number of degrees awarded are Towson University (5,945 and 88.5%), Goucher College (570 and 8.49%), and Fortis Institute-Towson (200 and 2.98%).

The most popular majors in Towson, MD are General Business Administration & Management (591 and 8.8%), General Psychology (499 and 7.43%), and Registered Nursing (313 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Towson, MD are $47,100 for private four year colleges, and $6,962 and $21,098 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Towson, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 24,490 (36.6% men and 63.4% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 24,490 students enrolled in Towson, MD, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,186 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 443 degree-majors awarded
  2. 313 degree-majors awarded
  3. 591 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Towson, MD was General Psychology with 443 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,945 degrees awarded
  2. 570 degrees awarded
  3. 200 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Towson University with 5,945 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,333 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Towson, MD, which is 0.532 times less than the 4,382 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 3,752 degrees mean that there were 2.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,322 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,100) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,236) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
Measure

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
Race

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Towson, MD was $367,200 in 2020, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $363,800 to $367,200, a 0.935% increase. The homeownership rate in Towson, MD is 57.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Towson, MD have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Towson, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Towson, MD is $90,951. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Towson, MD was Census Tract 4905 with a value of $172,165, followed by Census Tract 4910 and Census Tract 4911, with respective values of $168,594 and $127,273.

Property

$367,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,532
$12,140
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 Towson, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

57.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.8% of the housing units in Towson, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Towson, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4905
  2. Census Tract 4910
  3. Census Tract 4911

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Towson, MD was Census Tract 4905 with a value of $172,165, followed by Census Tract 4910 and Census Tract 4911, with respective values of $168,594 and $127,273.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$90,951
Median Household Income
± $5,494
21k
Number of Households
± 1,011

In 2020, the median household income of the 21k households in Towson, MD grew to $90,951 from the previous year's value of $88,786.

The following chart displays the households in Towson, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Towson, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.55%)
  3. Carpooled (6.06%)

In 2020, 75.1% of workers in Towson, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.55%) and those who carpooled to work (6.06%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Towson, MD have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Towson, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Towson, MD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Towson, MD (5.45k out of 49.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Towson, MD is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

pulseHealth

97.2% of the population of Towson, MD has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 6.18% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.661% 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 Baltimore County, MD see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Maryland. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Baltimore County, MD.
999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baltimore County, MD

Primary care physicians in Baltimore County, MD see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (988 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 31.3% between 18 and 34 years, 30.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

2.8%
Uninsured
63.9%
Employer Coverage
6.18%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
0.661%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Towson, MD grew by 6.03% from 2.64% to 2.8%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart