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Howard County, Maryland; Anne Arundel County, Maryland; Baltimore County, Maryland

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Table

Howard County, Maryland
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Baltimore County, Maryland
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
334,529
590,336
849,316
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
334,529
590,336
849,316
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
332,317
588,261
854,535
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.7%
0.4%
-0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 332,317 588,261 854,535
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 287,085 537,656 805,029
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.1%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
22.3%
21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.3%
15.0%
17.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.5%
52.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.9%
73.6%
60.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.4%
18.3%
30.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
19.3%
4.2%
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.9%
3.3%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.3%
8.4%
5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
50.3%
66.7%
55.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 17,274 49,225 42,745
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 21.2% 8.6% 12.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 124,252 235,208 350,956
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 72.7% 74.3% 66.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $464,500 $370,100 $267,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,626 $2,191 $1,785
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $844 $625 $598
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,731 $1,690 $1,328
Building permits, 2021 1,735 1,745 986
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 116,457 213,122 315,347
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.75 2.62 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.0% 85.4% 87.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 25.9% 11.7% 14.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 97.2% 95.7% 93.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 94.9% 92.5% 87.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 95.5% 93.2% 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 62.7% 43.0% 39.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.1% 7.3% 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
4.9%
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 70.1% 66.7% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.2% 63.8% 62.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 782,568 2,613,113 1,876,093
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,137,558 3,448,689 7,069,777
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 596,630 3,867,893 1,042,287
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,643,646 9,441,552 13,216,541
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,538 $16,525 $15,944
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.1 31.2 29.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $124,042 $103,225 $78,724
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $55,873 $48,125 $41,089
Persons in poverty, percent
5.5%
5.2%
8.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 9,605 14,405 20,012
Total employment, 2020 182,310 247,265 337,934
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 13,001,742 14,862,469 18,283,836
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.2% 0.1% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 29,187 44,895 70,590
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,285 11,895 16,103
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,931 7,242 10,172
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,632 2,425 3,123
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,170 1,653 3,018
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,051 8,905 11,539
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 489 892 1,056
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,660 9,532 13,329
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,324.2 1,418.1 1,428.1
Population per square mile, 2010 1,144.9 1,295.9 1,345.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 250.95 414.81 598.36
Land area in square miles, 2010 250.74 414.90 598.30
FIPS Code 24027 24003 24005
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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