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Howard County, Maryland

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Howard County, Maryland
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 325,690
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 325,690
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 287,123
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 13.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 332,317
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 287,085
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.3%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
19.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
50.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 17,628
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 21.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 122,593
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 73.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $455,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,593
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $845
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,716
Building permits, 2020 1,062
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 114,170
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.77
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 25.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 96.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 93.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 62.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.1%
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 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+, 2015-2019 31.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $121,160
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $54,628
Persons in poverty, percent
5.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 9,548
Total employment, 2019 178,425
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 12,460,361
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 29,187
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
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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