Baltimore County, MD

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2022 Population
850,737
0.00411% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.254% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
10.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$88,157
7.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$310,800
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
429,630
0.0864% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baltimore County, MD had a population of 851k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $88,157. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baltimore County, MD grew from 850,702 to 850,737, a 0.00411% increase and its median household income grew from $81,846 to $88,157, a 7.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.58%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.27%).

None of the households in Baltimore 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.

95% of the residents in Baltimore County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore County, MD are Towson University (5,915 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,902 degrees), and Community College of Baltimore County (2,520 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Baltimore County, MD was $310,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Baltimore County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore County, MD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Baltimore County Court House in Towson, Maryland

Population & Diversity

Baltimore County, MD is home to a population of 851k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.1% of Baltimore County, MD residents were born outside of the country (103k people).

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (460k people) in Baltimore County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Baltimore County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore County, MD was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    460k ± 983
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    252k ± 1.49k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    51.5k ± 1.18k
6.08%
Hispanic Population
51.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (460k people) in Baltimore County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.08% of the people in Baltimore County, MD are hispanic (51.7k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Maryland.
Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
103k people
12.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
105k people

As of 2022, 12.1% of Baltimore County, MD residents (103k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baltimore County, MD was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,298 ± 1,043
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,034 ± 704
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,510 ± 600

Baltimore County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baltimore County, MD employs 430k people. The largest industries in Baltimore County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (69,664 people), Educational Services (46,987 people), and Retail Trade (43,956 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($119,732), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,752), and Public Administration ($84,866).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

430k
2022 Value
± 5,808
0.0864%
1 Year growth
± 1.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore County, MD grew at a rate of 0.0864%, from 429k employees to 430k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (48,662 people), Management Occupations (48,591 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

430k
2022 Value
± 5,808
0.0864%
1 Year growth
± 1.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore County, MD grew at a rate of 0.0864%, from 429k employees to 430k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (69,664 people), Educational Services (46,987 people), and Retail Trade (43,956 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore 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

$61,559
Median earning men ± $1,299
$47,963
Median earning women ± $957

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($94,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,236), and Information ($87,629).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,187), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,692), and Wholesale Trade ($58,457).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

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. 9,904
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,662
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 5,212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baltimore County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.2%), followed by Other (1.3%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Baltimore County, MD awarded 14,939 degrees. The student population of Baltimore County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,624 male students and 32,697 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore County, MD are White (6,843 and 48.3%), followed by Black or African American (3,821 and 26.9%), Asian (1,359 and 9.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,049 and 7.4%).

The largest universities in Baltimore County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Towson University (5,915 and 39.6%), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,902 and 26.1%), and Community College of Baltimore County (2,520 and 16.9%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore County, MD are General Psychology (946 and 6.33%), Registered Nursing (708 and 4.74%), and General Biological Sciences (656 and 4.39%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore County, MD are $24,868 for private four year colleges, and $8,147 and $24,530 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Baltimore County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 56,321 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 56,321 students enrolled in Baltimore County, MD, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,936 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 898 degrees awarded
  2. 628 degrees awarded
  3. 580 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Baltimore County, MD was General Psychology with 898 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,915 degrees awarded
  2. 3,902 degrees awarded
  3. 2,520 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Towson University with 5,915 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,027 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore County, MD, which is 0.676 times less than the 8,912 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,843 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,821 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,868) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,565) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,430) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore County, MD was $310,800 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $277,500 to $310,800, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore County, MD is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baltimore County, MD have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baltimore County, MD is $88,157. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore County, MD was Census Tract 4083.03 with a value of $237,537, followed by Census Tract 4038.02 and Census Tract 4910, with respective values of $235,821 and $204,688.

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.567%.

Property

$310,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,183
$218,610
Median Property Taxes
±$3,365

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 Baltimore County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.5% of the housing units in Baltimore County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4083.03
  2. Census Tract 4038.02
  3. Census Tract 4910

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore County, MD was Census Tract 4083.03 with a value of $237,537, followed by Census Tract 4038.02 and Census Tract 4910, with respective values of $235,821 and $204,688.

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

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Household Income

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$88,157
Median Household Income
± $1,370
329k
Number of Households
± 4,802

In 2022, the median household income of the 329k households in Baltimore County, MD grew to $88,157 from the previous year's value of $81,846.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore 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 Baltimore County, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.78%)

In 2022, 73.8% of workers in Baltimore County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.78%).

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

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore County, MD have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Baltimore 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 Baltimore County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baltimore County, MD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.567%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore County, MD (84.8k out of 831k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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 2022, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 511 in Baltimore County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 36.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Baltimore County, MD has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.834% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baltimore County, MD see 1092 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.31% increase from the previous year (999 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1283 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 280 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baltimore County, MD

Primary care physicians in Baltimore County, MD see an average of 1,092 patients per year. This represents a 9.31% increase from the previous year (999 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.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.33%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.834%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore County, MD grew by 2.29% from 5.21% to 5.33%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.3 in Baltimore County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 32.9% in Baltimore County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.93% in Baltimore County, MD.

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