Towson, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 55,197.
Population change since 2000: +6.6%
Males: 25,507  (46.2%)
Females: 29,690  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21204, 21252.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $78,332 (it was $53,775 in 2000)
Towson:

$78,332
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,293 (it was $32,502 in 2000)

Towson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $321,888 (it was $155,800 in 2000)
Towson:

$321,888
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $312,396; detached houses: $376,659; townhouses or other attached units: $201,538; in 2-unit structures: $286,898; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,783; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,624; mobile homes: $67,703; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $14,114

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,395.

March 2019 cost of living index in Towson: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for American Indian residents, 9.1% for other race residents, 11.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Towson, MD (2017)
    • 42,04071.7%White alone
    • 7,68513.1%Black alone
    • 3,4615.9%Asian alone
    • 2,8144.8%Hispanic
    • 1,5042.6%Two or more races
    • 2990.5%Other race alone
    • 1240.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Towson, Maryland as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Towson is 3,445 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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Ancestries: Irish (9.9%), German (9.2%), English (8.7%), American (8.5%), Italian (5.6%), African (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 3,931 people per square mile   (average).

Towson, Maryland map

6,296 residents are foreign born (3.1% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 2.1% Latin America).

This place:

10.7%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,662 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,729 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (5.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (88.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lutherville, MD (1.5 miles ),
Hampton, MD (1.5 miles ),
Lutherville-Timonium, MD (1.7 miles ),
Timonium, MD (1.8 miles ),
Parkville, MD (1.8 miles ),
Mays Chapel, MD (1.9 miles ),
Carney, MD (2.1 miles ),
Pikesville, MD (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +36,617 (+62.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 9,098 (32.3%)

Area codes: 410, 443

Distribution of median household income in Towson, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Towson, MD in 2017

Property values in Towson, MD

Towson satellite photo by USGS

Towson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Maryland:

3.9%
Historical population in Towson, MD
Historical housing units in Towson, MD
Most common industries in Towson, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Construction (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.7%)
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Towson, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Lawyers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Lawyers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)

Average climate in Towson, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Towson, 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 86.1. This is about average.

City:

86.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.269. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.269
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.75. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.75
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Towson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Towson place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 tornado 16.3 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Towson-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 71.6 miles away from the 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 246.5 miles away from Towson 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 72.1 miles away from Towson 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 143.2 miles away from Towson center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 336.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 283.9 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 Baltimore 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: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Towson topographic map

Main business address for: AMERICASBANK CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), BLACK & DECKER CORP (METALWORKING MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT).

Hospitals in Towson:

  • HOSPICE OF BALTIMORE (555 WEST TOWSONTOWN BOULEVARD)
  • PLASTIC SRGY CNTR DR BALLESTEROS (120 SISTER PIERRE DR)
  • SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (7601 OSLER DRIVE)
  • SHEPPARD ENOCH PRATT HOSPITAL, THE (6501 N CHARLES STREET PO BOX 6815)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 7601 OSLER DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Towson:

  • CHESTNUT GRN HLTH CTR BLAKEHUR (1055 WEST JOPPA ROAD)
  • DULANEY TOWSON NSG CONV CTR (111 WEST ROAD)
  • HOLLY HILL MANOR NRSG HM (531 STEVENSON LA)
  • HOLLY HILL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (531 STEVENSON LANE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - DULANEY (111 WEST ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - RUXTON (7001 CHARLES STREET)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES -TOWSON (509 EAST JOPPA ROAD)
  • PICKERSGILL HOME (615 CHESTNUT LN)
  • PICKERSGILL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (615 CHESTNUT AVE)
  • THE TRAN. CARE UNIT ST. JOSEPH (7601 OSLER DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Towson:

  • DULANEY TOWSON DIALYSIS CENTER (113 WEST ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Towson:

  • BAYADA NURSES (1001 CROMWELL BRIDGE ROAD, SUITE 300)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF BA (200 E JAPPA ROAD)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME CARE/HOSPICE (302 EAST JOPPA ROAD)

Heliports located in Towson:

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Amtrak stations near Towson:

  • 6 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.
  • 15 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.

Colleges/Universities in Towson:

  • Towson University (Full-time enrollment: 19,618; Location: 8000 York Rd; Public; Website: www.towson.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Fortis Institute-Towson (Full-time enrollment: 1,389; Location: 700 York Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortis.edu)
  • TESST College of Technology-Towson (Full-time enrollment: 511; Location: 803 Glen Eagles Ct; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tesst.com/towson-md/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Towson:

  • Loyola University Maryland (about 4 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,215)
  • Morgan State University (about 4 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 7,113)
  • Johns Hopkins University (about 5 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 20,568)
  • Stevenson University (about 6 miles; Stevenson, MD; FT enrollment: 3,862)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 6 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,560)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (about 6 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,267)
  • University of Baltimore (about 7 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,592)

Public high schools in Towson:

Private high schools in Towson:

  • LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (Students: 1,004, Location: 500 CHESTNUT AVE, Grades: 6-12, Boys only)
  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 772, Location: 815 HAMPTON LN, Grades: 6-12, Girls only)
  • BALTIMORE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 275, Location: 1145 CONCORDIA DR, Grades: 6-12)
  • THE MANN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 6501 N CHARLES ST - A BUILDING, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Towson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Towson:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 548, Location: 112 WARE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 478, Location: 8501 LOCH RAVEN BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Towson

Library in Towson:

  • BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $42,436,201; Location: 320 YORK ROAD; 1,344,047 books; 1,061 e-books; 175,380 audio materials; 60,023 video materials; 28 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 4,716 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private High Schools should include Calvert Hall College
  • Under "Public Primary/Middle Schools in Towson," you need to add Rodgers Forge Elementary School, Stoneleigh Elementary School and Dumbarton Middle School.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Towson: Country Club of Maryland (A), Elkridge Hunt Club (B), Rodgers Forge Golf Course (C), Towson Industrial Park (D), Valley Country Club (E), Glen Parking Garage (F), Towsontown Parking Garage (G), Union Parking Garage (H), Baltimore County Courthouse (I), Baltimore County Jail (J), Presbyterian Home of Maryland (K), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 11 Hillendale (L), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 1 Towson (M), Winslow House (N), Welsh Gymnasium (O), Wagner House (P), Von Borries Swimming Pool (Q), Van Meter Hall (R), Tuttle House (S), Todd Dance Studio (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center (1), Shops at Kenilworth Shopping Center (2), Loch Raven Plaza Shopping Center (3), Ravenwood Shopping Center (4), Towson Market Place Shopping Center (5), Towson Plaza Shopping Center (6), Towson Town Shopping Center (7), Anneslie Shopping Center (8), York Road Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Towson include: AMERICASBANK CORP (A), BLACK & DECKER CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Towson include: Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Central Presbyterian Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D), Haebler Memorial Church (E), Helpers of the Sacred Heart Mission (F), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (G), Idlewylde United Methodist Church (H), Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prospect Hill Park Cemetery (1), Honeysuckle Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cochrans Pond (A), Lake Roland (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Towson Run (A), Slaughterhouse Branch (B), Moores Branch (C), Roland Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Towson include: Jones Falls Park (1), Riverdale Park (2), Robert E Lee Park (3), Beldon Athletic Field (4), Schuerholz Baseball Complex (5), Unitas Stadium (6), Lake Roland Park (7), Glendale Park (8), Riderwood Hills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Baltimore County - Libraries Administration- Woodlawn Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1811 Woodlawn Drive) (1), Baltimore County - Libraries- Branches- Reisterstown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Cockeys Mill Road) (2), Baltimore County - Libraries- Branches- Randallstown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8604 Liberty Road) (3), Club Room Billiards (Amusement & Theme Parks; Towson Town Centre) (4), Amf Towson Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 701 Southwick Drive) (5), Baltimore County Conference & Visitors Bureau (825 Dulaney Valley Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Baltimore Towson (Loch Raven Boulevard & 69) (1), Days Hotel Timonium Padonia Ballroom (9615 Deereco Road) (2), Towson East Motel (1507 East Joppa Road) (3), Marriott Conference Center Burkshire (10 West Burke Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Baltimore County - Orphans Court (401 Bosley Avenue) (1), Pga Court Towers (210 West Pennsylvania Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Divine (actor) - Dance musician, Kimmie Meissner - Figure skater, Glen Milstead, Kevin Huntley (lacrosse) - Lacrosse player, Andrew Combs - Lacrosse player, Spencer Ford - Lacrosse player, Matt Stevenson - College basketball player (Drexel Dragons), Bill Stromberg - Football player.

Baltimore 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 Towson that have no violations reported:

  • W BUILDING (Address: 1300 AINTREE RD , Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Towson in 2010:

  • 5,442 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,322 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Towson in 2000:

  • 3,990 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,179 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 743 people in nursing homes
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 71 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Towson (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Towson Branch, Towson York Road Branch, Goucher Boulevard Shoppers Branch, Hillendale Branch, Ruxton Branch, Burke Avenue 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Towson Town Center Branch, Loch Raven Drive-In Branch, Towson Courthouse Branch, Loch Raven Branch, Towson Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Hamilton Bank: 19 W Pennsylvania Ave Branch at 19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1910/01/01; Administrative Office Branch at 501 Fairmount Avenue, Suite 200, branch established on 2011/05/10. Info updated 2012/01/25: Bank assets: $320.5 mil, Deposits: $282.5 mil, headquarters in Baltimore, MD, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Towson Branch at 409 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1959/03/06; Towson Drive-In Branch at 21 West Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1952/05/05. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Towson Branch at 25 West Chesapeake Avenue, branch established on 1964/01/27; York-Fairmount Branch at 989 Fairmount Avenue, branch established on 1977/12/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Columbia Bank: Blakehurst Branch at 1055 West Joppa Rd, branch established on 1993/10/05; Edenwald Branch at 800 Southerly Rd, branch established on 1998/12/15. 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
  • Susquehanna Bank: Joppa Road Branch at 1310 East Joppa Road, branch established on 1988/03/25. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Beal Bank, SSB: Baltimore Branch at 806 Dula Ney Valley Rd., branch established on 2011/07/18. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $3,750.0 mil, Deposits: $2,445.6 mil, headquarters in Plano, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 38 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Towson Main Branch at 600 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1985/12/19. 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
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Towson:

Marital status in Towson, MD
  • Never married: 44.7%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Towson:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Maryland average:

12.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Towson, MD (based on Baltimore County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic153,24334
Evangelical Protestant62,367232
Mainline Protestant50,484167
Other32,62854
Black Protestant32,44237
Orthodox1,6633
None472,202-
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: 137
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Baltimore County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 88
Baltimore County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 150
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 367
This county:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

9.1%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Maryland:

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

12.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Towson:

55.9%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.8
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.2%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Towson:

10.2%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Towson:

32.1%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

61.8%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Towson, MD Residents

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($334 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Baltimore city, MD  2.72% ($51,377 average AGI)
from Harford County, MD  0.44% ($56,246)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.43% ($47,466)


6.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($276 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Baltimore city, MD  1.99% ($39,973 average AGI)
to Harford County, MD  0.58% ($64,224)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.48% ($60,529)
Businesses in Towson, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3KFC1
ALDO1Kincaid1
AMF Bowling1Kroger1
AT&T2LA Fitness1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture2
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
Aerosoles1Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor2Marriott1
Apple Store1Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Avenue1McDonald's2
BMW1Men's Wearhouse2
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity1
Bally Total Fitness1New Balance2
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike5
Bath & Body Works1Nordstrom2
Bebe1Pac Sun1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Payless1
Brookstone1Penske1
Burger King1PetSmart1
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Cache1Plato's Closet1
Casual Male XL1Pottery Barn1
Chick-Fil-A2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chico's1Quiznos2
Chipotle1RadioShack1
Cinnabon 1Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Robin1
Coldwater Creek1Safeway1
Comfort Inn1Sephora1
Crate & Barrel1Soma Intimates1
Cricket Wireless1Spencer Gifts1
Curves1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks7
Eddie Bauer1Subway5
FedEx17T-Mobile5
Finish Line1T.G.I. Driday's1
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop3Talbots1
Gap1Target1
Giant1The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&M1Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Honda1U-Haul2
Hot Topic1UPS25
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Vans3
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless1
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Vons1
Jones New York2Walmart1
Journeys1Wet Seal1
Justice1

Strongest AM radio stations in Towson:

  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNST (1570 AM; 5 kW; TOWSON, MD)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBMD (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBGR (860 AM; 3 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWIN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Towson:

  • WTMD (89.7 FM; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WEAA (88.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MORGAN STATE COLLEGE)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WSMJ (104.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWIN-FM (95.9 FM; GLEN BURNIE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Towson:

  • WMJF-LP (Channel 16; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Towson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 453ft / 138mTotal length
  • $9,645,000Total costs
  • 2,076,920Total average daily traffic
  • 99,192Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,458,519Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Towson, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 131950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Towson, MD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Towson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Towson, MD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Towson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Towson)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 3 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED207$269,597292$303,3851,541$265,45966$182,7834$16,728,57065$227,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$286,09411$336,807107$250,43716$79,2380$05$106,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$224,10912$291,568247$284,01221$74,4150$021$167,639
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$251,34539$355,075271$260,1955$162,1860$012$208,694
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$260,2008$247,07862$263,6803$161,6670$03$102,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Towson, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$294,00220$296,339
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$353,1803$282,560
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$255,1422$233,780
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$242,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Towson, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Towson, MD - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 90. The highest number of fires - 154 took place in 2005, and the least - 57 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Towson, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (20.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Towson, MD
    • 76456.3%Outside Fires
    • 27620.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 23817.5%Structure Fires
    • 795.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Towson, MD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Towson, Maryland:

  • Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, Maryland 21204 , Phone: (410) 321-7400, Fax: (410) 823-9042
  • Comfort Inn Towson, 8801 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, Maryland 21286 , Phone: (410) 882-0900, Fax: (410) 882-4176
  • Best Western Plus Towson Baltimore North Hotel And Suites, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Towson, Maryland 21286 , Phone: (410) 823-4410, Fax: (410) 296-6618
  • Days Inn Towson, 8712 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, Maryland 21286 , Phone: (410) 823-8750, Fax: (410) 823-8644
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Towson, Maryland
Most common first names in Towson, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary70283.1 years
John53577.0 years
William47977.1 years
Margaret42582.2 years
Charles32977.6 years
Helen32282.6 years
James29176.2 years
Elizabeth28481.8 years
George27377.6 years
Robert25275.3 years
Most common last names in Towson, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17479.4 years
Miller10879.8 years
Jones7179.5 years
Johnson6577.8 years
Williams6480.1 years
Brown5982.4 years
White5377.8 years
Moore4880.2 years
Taylor4682.3 years
Wilson4482.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Towson, MD
  • 68.6%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 13.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Towson, MD
  • 55.1%Electricity
  • 40.9%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Towson compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Towson on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (500+ students)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (1,000+ students)"
  • #18 (21204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #61 (21204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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