Ellicott City, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 76,727 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.0%
Males: 37,833  (49.3%)
Females: 38,894  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21163.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $123,380 (it was $79,031 in 2000)
Ellicott City:

$123,380
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $49,560 (it was $33,316 in 2000)

Ellicott City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $538,800 (it was $237,800 in 2000)
Ellicott City:

$538,800
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $472,251; detached houses: $555,955; townhouses or other attached units: $338,549; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,165; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,016; mobile homes: $51,058

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,494.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ellicott City: 133.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.5% for other race residents, 1.0% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Ellicott City, MD (2017)
    • 40,04754.3%White alone
    • 21,56829.3%Asian alone
    • 6,7799.2%Black alone
    • 2,6723.6%Hispanic
    • 2,2543.1%Two or more races
    • 3260.4%American Indian alone
    • 2960.4%Other race alone
    • 50.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ellicott City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Ellicott City, Maryland as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ellicott City is 3,640 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ellicott City, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: German (7.6%), Irish (4.9%), American (4.3%), English (4.1%), Italian (3.5%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 233 feet

Land area: 32.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,396 people per square mile   (low).

Ellicott City, Maryland map

18,717 residents are foreign born (7.1% Asia).

This place:

25.4%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,427 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,162 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (11.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (103.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Ilchester, MD (1.9 miles ),
Columbia, MD (2.2 miles ),
Catonsville, MD (2.2 miles ),
Woodlawn, MD (2.4 miles ),
Elkridge, MD (2.5 miles ),
Milford Mill, MD (2.6 miles ),
Pleasant Grove, MD (2.7 miles ),
Arbutus, MD (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 39.27 N, Longitude: 76.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -17,269 (-22.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 7,036 (18.3%)

Area codes: 410, 443

Distribution of median household income in Ellicott City, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ellicott City, MD in 2017

Property values in Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Maryland:

3.9%
Historical population in Ellicott City, MD
Historical housing units in Ellicott City, MD
Most common industries in Ellicott City, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.6%)
  • Public administration (10.5%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Ellicott City, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Computer specialists (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (2.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (2.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (12.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Engineers (6.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.2%)
  • Top executives (2.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (3.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.0%)

Average climate in Ellicott City, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ellicott City, Maryland average temperatures Ellicott City, Maryland average precipitation Ellicott City, Maryland humidity Ellicott City, Maryland wind speed Ellicott City, Maryland snowfall Ellicott City, Maryland sunshine Ellicott City, Maryland clear and cloudy days

Ellicott City, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 89.0. This is about average.

City:

89.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.243. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.140. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.140
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ellicott City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Ellicott City place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 tornado 12.3 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ellicott City-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from Ellicott City center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from Ellicott City center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 348.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellicott City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ellicott City:

  • ST AGNES SURGERY CENTER (2850 NORTH RIDGE ROAD)
  • TAYLOR MANOR HOSPITAL (4100 COLLEGE AVENUE PO BOX 396)
  • ELLICOTT CITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3000 NORTH RIDGE RD.)
  • ELLICOTT CITY DIALYSIS CENTER LLC (3419 PLUM TREE DRIVE)
  • LORIEN HM HLTH CARE AGCY (3300 N RIDGE ROAD STE 300)

Amtrak stations near Ellicott City:

  • 10 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ellicott City:

  • Howard Community College (about 5 miles; Columbia, MD; Full-time enrollment: 6,528)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (about 7 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 11,160)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 10 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,560)
  • Coppin State University (about 10 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore (about 12 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,162)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (about 12 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,267)
  • University of Baltimore (about 12 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,592)

Public high schools in Ellicott City:

Private high school in Ellicott City:

  • LINWOOD CENTER (Students: 32, Location: 3421 MARTHA BUSH DR, Grades: UG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Ellicott City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ellicott City:

  • RESURRECTION ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 530, Location: 3155 PAULSKIRK DRIVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 382, Location: 4985 ILCHESTER RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS PARISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 284, Location: 9130 FREDERICK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 247, Location: 4801 ILCHESTER RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CROSSROADS ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 3291 SAINT JOHNS LN, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Ellicott City: Nob Hill Swim Club (A), Patapsco Valley State Park Headquarters (B), Columbia 100 Office Research Park (C), Hollofield Tower (D), Stone Hill Farm (E), Oakland Ridge Industrial Center (F), Howard County Executive Center (G), Howard County Government Complex (H), North Saint Johns Swim Club (I), Ellicott Center Industrial Park (J), Forest Hill Swim Club (K), Linwood Childrens Home (L), Howard County Courthouse (M), Ellicott City Community Library (N), Miller Branch Howard County Library (O), Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company 13 (P), Howard County Library - Miller Branch (Q), Howard County Fire Department Station 2 (R), Howard County District Courthouse (S), Howard County Police Department - Northern District (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Normandy Shopping Center (1), Saint Johns Plaza Shopping Center (2), Village Green Shopping Center (3), Golden Triangle Shopping Center (4), Chatham Mall Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ellicott City include: Emory United Methodist Church (A), Epiphany Lutheran Church (B), First Church of God (C), First Presbyterian Church of Howard County (D), Harvester Baptist Church (E), Saint Paul Catholic Church (F), Bethany United Methodist Church (G), Glenmar United Methodist Church (H), Ellicott City Assembly of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Cavey Cemetery (2), Good Shepherd Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Red Hill Branch (A), Davis Branch (B), Cooper Branch (C), Plumtree Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ellicott City include: Peoples Gospel Park (1), Patapsco State Park (2), Cypressmeade Park (3), David W Force Park (4), Dunloggin Park (5), Font Hill Park (6), Gwynn Acres Park (7), Worthington Park (8), Pine Orchard Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Friends Of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum (316 Oella Av) (1), Howard County Tourism Council-Visitors Center (8267 Main Street) (2), Centennial Karaoke (Arcades & Amusements; 10045 Baltimore National Pke) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Dover Hospitality Associates (3117 Hearthstone Road) (1), Residence Inn Columbia- MD (4950 Beaver Run) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Howard County - Circuit Court 5th Judicial Circuit- Judge J Thomas Ni (8360 Court House Drive) (1), Howard County - District Court- Masters In Chancery (3451 Court House Drive) (2), Howard County - Circuit Court 5th Judicial Circuit- Judge Donna Hill St (8360 Court House Drive) (3), Howard County - Circuit Court 5th Judicial Circuit- Judge Diane O Lea (8360 Court House Drive) (4), Howard County - Circuit Court 5th Judicial Circuit- Judge Raymond J Kan (8360 Court House Drive) (5), Howard County - Circuit Court 5th Judicial Circuit- Judge James B Du (8360 Court House Drive) (6), Maryland State Government - Courts- District Court Of Maryland- Howard County- Ellicott (3451 Court House Drive) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Beatrice Capra - Tennis player, John Glatzel - Lacrosse player, Nathan Eads - College basketball player (Brown Bears).

Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ellicott City and their reported violations in the past:

GLENELG HIGH SCHOOL (Address: 10910 ROUTE 108 , Population served: 1,532, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2011)
GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL (Population served: 950, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In APR-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from DEC-04-2013 to APR-22-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-10-2007 to SEP-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2008)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2005 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FOLLY QUARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Address: 10910 ROUTE 108 , Population served: 667, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2005)
LISBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 10910 ROUTE 108 , Population served: 492, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WESTERN REGIONAL PARK (Address: 3430 COURT HOUSE DRIVE , Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-21-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ellicott City that have no violations reported:

  • BUSHY PARK ES/GLENWOOD MS COMPLEX (Address: 10910 ROUTE 108 , Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTERN REGIONAL PARK PAVILION WELL (Address: 3430 COURTHOUSE DR. , Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DAYTON OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 10910 ROUTE 108 , Population served: 595, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Ellicott City in 2010:

  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Ellicott City in 2000:

  • 196 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 145 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 48 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with most branches in Ellicott City (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rogers Avenue Branch, Long Gate Center Branch, Dorsey Search @ Giant Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Howard Bank: at 6011 University Boulevard Suite 370, Route 40 Office, Snowden River Branch. Info updated 2007/06/04: Bank assets: $323.1 mil, Deposits: $265.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Howard Bancorp, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Bethany Lane, St. John's Lane Branch, Ellicott City Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Dorsy's Search Branch at 4745 Dorsey Hall Drive, branch established on 1991/03/01; Ellicott City Branch at 9245 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 2009/07/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Echanted Forest Safeway Branch at 10000 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 2000/08/09; Ellicott City Branch at 9080 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • The Columbia Bank: Long Gate Branch at 4450 Long Gate Parkway, branch established on 1997/03/18; Ellicott City Branch at 9151 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/27: Bank assets: $1,999.5 mil, Deposits: $1,528.6 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Ellicott City Branch at 9450 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 2011/12/12. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • BOKF, National Association: Maryland Branch at 3545 Ellicott Mills Drive, branch established on 2009/02/26. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $25,360.0 mil, Deposits: $19,171.3 mil, headquarters in Tulsa, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Bok Financial Corporation
  • First Mariner Bank: Ellicott City Branch at 10065 Baltimore National Pike, branch established on 2000/07/17. Info updated 2006/10/11: Bank assets: $1,179.4 mil, Deposits: $1,014.8 mil, headquarters in Baltimore, MD, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First Mariner Bancorp
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Ellicott City:

Marital status in Ellicott City, MD
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Ellicott City:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 37.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ellicott City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ellicott City, MD (based on Howard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic54,0588
Evangelical Protestant33,40398
Mainline Protestant24,57158
Other8,16323
Black Protestant2,33211
Orthodox1,0653
None163,493-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Howard County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Here:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Howard County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 150
Howard County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.9%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howard County:

16.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ellicott City:

55.3%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ellicott City:

54.7%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Ellicott City:

27.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ellicott City:

19.1%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ellicott City:

10.4%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ellicott City:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ellicott City:

33.1%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

61.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Ellicott City:

81.6%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ellicott City, MD Residents

8.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.97%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,031 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.10%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Baltimore County, MD  1.21% ($78,145 average AGI)
from Prince George's County, MD  1.09% ($61,515)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  1.06% ($74,966)


8.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,371 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.14%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anne Arundel County, MD  1.17% ($84,036 average AGI)
to Baltimore County, MD  1.11% ($61,598)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.66% ($53,160)
Businesses in Ellicott City, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's3
AT&T1New Balance2
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Nissan1
Arby's1Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
CarMax1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chevrolet1Quiznos2
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
DHL1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Safeway2
Dunkin Donuts3Sears2
FedEx8Staples1
GNC1Starbucks5
GameStop1Subway2
Giant2T-Mobile3
H&R Block1Target1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
Kohl's1Vons2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4

Strongest AM radio stations in Ellicott City:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ellicott City:

  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Ellicott City:

  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMJF-LP (Channel 16; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ellicott City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 97Number of bridges
  • 1,253ft / 382mTotal length
  • $10,791,000Total costs
  • 3,759,445Total average daily traffic
  • 199,539Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,251,853Total future (year 15) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ellicott City, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 361960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ellicott City, MD
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED226$355,679522$329,7452,649$306,90192$198,2871$4,873,00049$255,9744$76,508
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$428,66737$393,382156$320,34315$107,7710$04$243,4501$55,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$322,16545$315,388490$339,70226$126,6580$020$243,8534$51,625
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$328,42472$323,391431$332,3899$233,8971$2,600,00011$224,6461$78,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$443,43014$305,34989$355,9327$140,4870$01$303,5001$36,980

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Ellicott City, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED58$342,16325$340,4621$250,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$310,72413$378,0100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$357,41511$372,7400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$390,1804$529,7100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$584,0001$193,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ellicott City, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ellicott City, MD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 137. The highest number of fires - 206 took place in 2006, and the least - 91 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ellicott City, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.5%), and Structure Fires (39.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ellicott City, MD
    • 98842.5%Outside Fires
    • 92539.8%Structure Fires
    • 37916.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 311.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ellicott City, MD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellicott City, Maryland:

  • Turf Valley Hotel & Country Club, 2700 Turf Vly Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042 , Phone: (410) 465-1500, Fax: (410) 465-9282
  • Residence Inn, 4950 Beaver Run Ct, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 , Phone: (410) 997-7200, Fax: (410) 997-7201
  • Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042 , Phone: (410) 465-1500, Fax: (410) 465-7365
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellicott City, Maryland
Most common first names in Ellicott City, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary34180.1 years
John28876.6 years
William26975.8 years
James19772.1 years
Charles17475.1 years
Margaret16580.9 years
Joseph13576.3 years
Robert12973.6 years
George12478.0 years
Dorothy12080.4 years
Most common last names in Ellicott City, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7677.0 years
Miller5878.9 years
Johnson5676.9 years
Taylor4282.5 years
Anderson3673.7 years
Brown3573.7 years
Jones3476.2 years
Baker3381.0 years
Thompson3276.4 years
Wilson3180.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ellicott City, MD
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ellicott City, MD
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 42.8%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Ellicott City compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Ellicott City on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Korea (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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