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Howard County, Maryland; United States

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Howard County, Maryland
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 323,196
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 323,196
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 287,123
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 287,085
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.8%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
56.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
19.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 17,630
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 20.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 120,838
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 73.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $439,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,476
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $810
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,661
Building permits, 2018 2,046
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 111,337
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.79
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 25.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 96.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 92.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 61.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 4.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 71.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 610,885
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,406,355
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,538,172
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,266,672
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,867,692
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,257
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 30.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $115,576
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $51,045
Persons in poverty, percent
5.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 9,374
Total employment, 2016 176,059
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 10,814,141
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 28,438
All firms, 2012 30,457
Men-owned firms, 2012 15,977
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,839
Minority-owned firms, 2012 10,464
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,522
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,596
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 26,031
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,144.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 250.74
FIPS Code 24027
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
Howard County, Maryland
323,196
United States
327,167,434
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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