Highland Beach, Maryland

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Population in 2014: 100 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 
Males: 52  (52.2%)
Females: 48  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  54.6 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 21403

Estimated median household income in 2016: $120,384 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Highland Beach:

$120,384
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $49,125 (it was $27,802 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $485,593 (it was $182,500 in 2000)
Highland Beach:

$485,593
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $552,555; Detached houses: $568,287

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,127.

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    • 6870.8%Black alone
    • 1919.8%White alone
    • 55.2%Hispanic
    • 33.1%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Highland Beach: 111.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (4.9%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1922

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,511 people per square mile   (low).

Highland Beach, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Highland Beach:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 47.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highland Beach town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

3 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This town:

2.6%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $7,132 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,341 (1.1%)

Highland Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (15.1 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (27.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (102.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hillsmere Shores, MD (1.3 miles ), Annapolis Neck, MD (1.3 miles ), Selby-on-the-Bay, MD (1.8 miles ), Mayo, MD (1.8 miles ), Annapolis, MD (1.8 miles ), Naval Academy, MD (1.9 miles ), Londontowne, MD (2.2 miles ), Edgewater, MD (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.93 N, Longitude: 76.47 W

Highland Beach household income distribution Highland Beach home values distribution

Property values in Highland Beach, MD

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-17.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)

Average climate in Highland Beach, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Highland Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Highland Beach town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highland Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% 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 99.4 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 121.4 miles away from Highland Beach 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 272.7 miles away from the 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 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 308.9 miles away from Highland Beach center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 364.3 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 Anne Arundel County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Highland Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Highland Beach:

  • THE ARBOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • BAY RIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • SPA CREEK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • ARUNDEL GENL HOSP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • SOUTH RIVER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EDGEWATER, MD)
  • ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • HOME CALL - ANNAPOLIS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ANNAPOLIS, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highland Beach:

  • United States Naval Academy (about 4 miles; Annapolis, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,681)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 9 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • Bowie State University (about 17 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,517)
  • Prince George's Community College (about 20 miles; Largo, MD; FT enrollment: 8,537)
  • All-State Career-Baltimore (about 24 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Strayer University-Maryland (about 26 miles; Suitland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,748)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 26 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)

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Anne Arundel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.3. This is worse than average.

City:

91.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.222. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.222
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.98. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.98
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.582. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.582
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.40
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.9%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Maryland average:

12.6

Highland Beach travel time to work - commute Highland Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Highland Beach town (based on Anne Arundel County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic95,11620
Mainline Protestant49,450107
Evangelical Protestant44,446182
Other7,07628
Black Protestant5,60911
Orthodox3,2502
None332,709-
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: 79
Anne Arundel County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 56
Anne Arundel County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 116
Anne Arundel County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 297
Here:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Anne Arundel County:

25.5%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Highland Beach:

51.2%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Highland Beach:

47.9%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Highland Beach:

29.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Highland Beach:

19.2%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.2%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.4
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Highland Beach:

36.4%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Highland Beach:

57.1%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Highland Beach, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Highland Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($160.00)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($120.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($120.00)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($70.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($60.00)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($130.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($330.00)

Highland Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($60.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($60.00)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($170.00)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($480.00)

Highland Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $101,000 ($1010.00)

7.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,890 average AGI)
Anne Arundel County:

0.20%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince George's County, MD  0.91% ($51,259 average AGI)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.64% ($45,786)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.56% ($45,532)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,464 average AGI)
Anne Arundel County:

0.18%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince George's County, MD  0.71% ($46,955 average AGI)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.65% ($42,974)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.56% ($36,362)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highland Beach:

  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WNAV (1430 AM; 5 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: SAJAK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WYRE (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highland Beach:

  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highland Beach:

  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$314,9405$343,948
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$569,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$329,360
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7026.02

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Highland Beach 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 above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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