Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
2.84M
0.0976% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.518% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.97%
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$94,167
7.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$357,800
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.43M
0.367% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD had a population of 2.84M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $94,167. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew from 2.84M to 2.84M, a 0.0976% increase and its median household income grew from $87,513 to $94,167, a 7.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.35%).

None of the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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.

95.6% of the residents in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Johns Hopkins University (11,331 degrees awarded in 2022), Towson University (5,915 degrees), and University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,902 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was $357,800, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: View from North Charles Street

Population & Diversity

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is home to a population of 2.84M people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents were born outside of the country (298k people).

In 2022, there were 1.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54M people) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 164k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54M ± 2.12k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    819k ± 2.89k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    164k ± 2.16k
6.5%
Hispanic Population
185k people

In 2022, there were 1.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54M people) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 819k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 164k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.5% of the people in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are hispanic (185k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
298k people
10.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
298k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD residents (298k 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-Columbia-Towson, MD was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    46,071 ± 1,664
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    45,100 ± 2,089
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25,359 ± 1,182

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD employs 1.43M people. The largest industries in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (210,917 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (160,198 people), and Educational Services (157,523 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($99,306), Public Administration ($97,332), and Utilities ($95,953).

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

1.43M
2022 Value
± 10,372
0.367%
1 Year growth
± 1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew at a rate of 0.367%, from 1.43M employees to 1.43M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, are Management Occupations (182,933 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (152,580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (120,812 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

1.43M
2022 Value
± 10,372
0.367%
1 Year growth
± 1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew at a rate of 0.367%, from 1.43M employees to 1.43M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (210,917 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (160,198 people), and Educational Services (157,523 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$67,303
Median earning men ± $728
$50,631
Median earning women ± $470

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($105,794), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($94,326), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,876).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,832), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,506).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
Y-Axis
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 29,578
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 19,158
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 15,195
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD awarded 44,399 degrees. The student population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 65,793 male students and 94,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are White (19,713 and 49.4%), followed by Black or African American (9,328 and 23.4%), Asian (4,173 and 10.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (3,320 and 8.32%).

The largest universities in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD by number of degrees awarded are Johns Hopkins University (11,331 and 25.5%), Towson University (5,915 and 13.3%), and University of Maryland-Baltimore County (3,902 and 8.79%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are Registered Nursing (2,439 and 5.49%), General Business Administration & Management (1,699 and 3.83%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,282 and 2.89%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD are $39,250 for private four year colleges, and $7,267 and $21,993 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 160,386 (41% men and 59% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 160,386 students enrolled in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 62,446 records, of which 57% were women and 43% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,130 degrees awarded
  2. 1,112 degrees awarded
  3. 981 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was General Psychology with 1,130 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,331 degrees awarded
  2. 5,915 degrees awarded
  3. 3,902 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johns Hopkins University with 11,331 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 17,459 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, which is 0.648 times less than the 26,940 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 19,713 degrees mean that there were 2.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9,328 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,794) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was $357,800 in 2022, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $319,500 to $357,800, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is $94,167. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

Property

$357,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,766
$736,341
Median Property Taxes
±$5,976

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-Columbia-Towson, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

The following map shows all of the counties in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$94,167
Median Household Income
± $740
1.1M
Number of Households
± 8,171

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.1M households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD grew to $94,167 from the previous year's value of $87,513.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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 $200k+ range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.08%)

In 2022, 71% of workers in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.08%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

9.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (277k out of 2.78M 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 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD is Black, followed by White 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.3% of the population of Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1129 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maryland.
1,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1,129 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

4.7%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD declined by 1.03% from 4.75% to 4.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart