Carroll County, MD

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2022 Population
173,225
0.626% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0.48% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.1%
2.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$111,672
6.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$390,200
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
91,143
0.841% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carroll County, MD had a population of 173k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $111,672. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carroll County, MD grew from 172,148 to 173,225, a 0.626% increase and its median household income grew from $104,708 to $111,672, a 6.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carroll County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and White (Hispanic) (1.68%).

None of the households in Carroll County, 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.

98% of the residents in Carroll County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carroll County, MD are McDaniel College (863 degrees awarded in 2022) and Carroll Community College (533 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Carroll County, MD was $390,200, and the homeownership rate was 83%.

Most people in Carroll County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Carroll County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carroll County, MD is home to a population of 173k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.63% of Carroll County, MD residents were born outside of the country (8.03k people).

In 2022, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (150k people) in Carroll County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Carroll County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carroll County, MD was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carroll County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    150k ± 536
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.34k ± 454
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.44k ± 603
4.14%
Hispanic Population
7.17k people

In 2022, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (150k people) in Carroll County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.14% of the people in Carroll County, MD are hispanic (7.17k people).

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Global Diversity

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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.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.63%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.03k people
4.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.26k people

As of 2022, 4.63% of Carroll County, MD residents (8.03k 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 Carroll County, MD was 4.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,862 ± 341
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,287 ± 300
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,558 ± 287

Carroll County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carroll County, MD employs 91.1k people. The largest industries in Carroll County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,425 people), Educational Services (9,779 people), and Construction (9,484 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,598), Public Administration ($105,586), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,835).

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

91.1k
2022 Value
± 2,169
0.841%
1 Year growth
± 3.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carroll County, MD grew at a rate of 0.841%, from 90.4k employees to 91.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carroll County, MD, are Management Occupations (13,433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,732 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carroll County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.1k
2022 Value
± 2,169
0.841%
1 Year growth
± 3.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carroll County, MD grew at a rate of 0.841%, from 90.4k employees to 91.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carroll County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,425 people), Educational Services (9,779 people), and Construction (9,484 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carroll County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Carroll County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,945
Median earning men ± $2,027
$47,747
Median earning women ± $2,197

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($112,531), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,439), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($102,705).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($93,882), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,543), and Information ($75,429).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,568
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,217
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 791
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carroll County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.02%).

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

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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.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Carroll County, MD awarded 1,396 degrees. The student population of Carroll County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,212 male students and 3,679 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carroll County, MD are White (1,021 and 73.1%), followed by Black or African American (115 and 8.24%), Unknown (103 and 7.38%), and Hispanic or Latino (81 and 5.8%).

The largest universities in Carroll County, MD by number of degrees awarded are McDaniel College (863 and 61.8%) and Carroll Community College (533 and 38.2%).

The most popular majors in Carroll County, MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (255 and 18.3%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (211 and 15.1%), and Multicultural Education (83 and 5.95%).

The median tuition cost in Carroll County, MD for private four year colleges is $46,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Carroll County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,891 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,891 students enrolled in Carroll County, MD, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,955 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 255 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carroll County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 255 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Carroll County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 863 degrees awarded
  2. 533 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was McDaniel College with 863 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 474 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carroll County, MD, which is 0.514 times less than the 922 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 1,021 degrees mean that there were 8.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 115 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($46,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,422) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carroll County, MD was $390,200 in 2022, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $353,500 to $390,200, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Carroll County, MD is 83%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carroll County, MD have an average commute time of 35.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carroll County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carroll County, MD is $111,672. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carroll County, MD was Census Tract 5141 with a value of $166,507, followed by Census Tract 5052.06 and Census Tract 5130.02, with respective values of $162,333 and $161,250.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carroll County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.56%.

Property

$390,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,694
$52,580
Median Property Taxes
±$1,381

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 Carroll County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

83%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83% of the housing units in Carroll County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5141
  2. Census Tract 5052.06
  3. Census Tract 5130.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carroll County, MD was Census Tract 5141 with a value of $166,507, followed by Census Tract 5052.06 and Census Tract 5130.02, with respective values of $162,333 and $161,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carroll County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$111,672
Median Household Income
± $3,322
63.3k
Number of Households
± 1,718

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.3k households in Carroll County, MD grew to $111,672 from the previous year's value of $104,708.

The following chart displays the households in Carroll County, 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carroll County, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.41%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Carroll County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.41%).

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Commute Time

35.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carroll County, MD have a longer commute time (35.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.41% of the workforce in Carroll County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carroll County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.56%.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carroll County, MD (8.65k out of 170k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carroll County, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 5.6% of the children was living in poverty in Carroll County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 188 in Carroll County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.57 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Carroll County, MD has health coverage, with 63% on employee plans, 8.93% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.884% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see 2216 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (2246 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1708 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,216 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carroll County, MD

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, MD see an average of 2,216 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (2,246 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.9%
Uninsured
63%
Employer Coverage
8.93%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.884%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carroll County, MD declined by 6.83% from 3.11% to 2.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 28.7 in Carroll County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.1% in Carroll County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.49% in Carroll County, MD.

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