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Howard County, Maryland

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Howard County, Maryland
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 782,568
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
335,411
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
332,316
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 332,317
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 287,085
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.4%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
20.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
4.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
47.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 15,684
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 21.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 125,809
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $551,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,882
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $959
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,920
Building permits, 2022 571
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 119,230
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.76
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 26.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 98.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 95.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 64.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 5.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 69.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 64.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 782,568
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,137,558
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 596,630
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,643,646
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,538
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 29.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $140,971
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $63,441
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 9,682
Total employment, 2021 176,057
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 14,135,508
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -3.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 30,252
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,285
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,931
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,632
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,170
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,051
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 489
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,660
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,324.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,144.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 250.95
Land area in square miles, 2010 250.74
FIPS Code 24027
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 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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