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Baltimore County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 831,026 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 754,292 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 157,590
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 53,981
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 202,574
Renter-occupied apartments: 105,144 (it was 97,303 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

32%

Land area: 599 sq. mi.

Water area: 83.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1388 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Baltimore County: 106.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (18.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Baltimore County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (28.4%)
  • Asian alone (5.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 393,924  (47.4%)
Females: 437,102  (52.6%)

Baltimore County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Baltimore County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,764 ($50,667 in 1999)

This county:

$72,764
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,097 (lower quartile is $892, upper quartile is $1,373)
This county:

$1097
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $256,800 (it was $125,700 in 2000)
Baltimore:

$256,800
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $181,700 - $379,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $365,236
Here:

$365,236
State:

$417,946

Townhouses or other attached units: $213,321
Here:

$213,321
State:

$249,949

In 2-unit structures: $198,159
Here:

$198,159
State:

$206,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $248,171
Here:

$248,171
State:

$218,381

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,520
Here:

$218,520
State:

$258,956

Mobile homes: $60,125
Here:

$60,125
State:

$73,685

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,636
Here:

$5,636
State:

$234,420
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,706
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $547

Institutionalized population: 8,128
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Health of residents in Baltimore County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
72.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
75.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
17.9% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2068 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2001: 1858 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2002: 1941 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2003: 1761 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2004: 1497 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 1514 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2006: 1786 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2007: 1060 buildings, average cost: $449,600
  • 2008: 571 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2009: 438 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2010: 595 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2011: 487 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2012: 676 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2013: 714 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2014: 814 buildings, average cost: $189,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,966 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,883 (1.2%)

Baltimore County household income distribution in 2009 Baltimore County home values distribution Baltimore County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.0%
Baltimore County:

9.0%
Maryland:

9.7%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 5.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.5% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 32.9 years old, Asian residents: 35.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.8 years old)

Area name: Baltimore-Towson, MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baltimore County is $791 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $950 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1220 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dundalk, Towson, Catonsville, Essex, Woodlawn, Parkville, Randallstown, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Carney.

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

2012 air pollution in Baltimore County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baltimore County: White Turf Farm (A), Bamberger Farms (B), Deep Run Boy Scout Camp (C), Frosted Pumpkin Farms (D), Carroll County Agricultural Center (E), Anazoy Farms (F), Dream Catcher Farm (G), Sewells Farm (H), White Rose Farm (I), Cranberry Station (J), Lantern Light Farm (K), Broadview Farm (L), Two Springs Buffalo Farm (M), Sunnyside Farms (N), Kings Tree Farm (O), Spring Hill Farm (P), Shady Hill Farm And Orchard (Q), Carolyn Orchards (R), Baugher Apple Orchard (S), The City of Westminster Wastewater Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Carroll Plaza Shopping Center (1), Westminster Shopping Center (2), North Carroll Plaza Shopping Center (3), Finksburg Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baltimore County include: Bixler Church (A), Bowens Chapel (B), Emory Church (C), Fairmount Church (D), Free Church (E), Jerusalem Church (F), Lazarus Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), Mount Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunrise Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (6), Highland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Liberty Lake (A), North Carroll Community Pond (B), Cranberry Reservoir (C), Black and Decker Manufacturing Company Reservoir (D), Lake Hashawha (E), Lucabaugh Mill Reservoir (F), Black and Decker Manufacturing Company Reservoir (G), County Home Farm Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Branch Gunpowder Falls (A), Alloway Creek (B), Five Daughters Run (C), Big Pipe Creek (D), Buckhorn Run (E), Cabbage Spring Branch (F), Cherry Branch (G), Toms Creek (H), Ohio Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baltimore County include: Big Pipe Creek Park (1), Westminster Community Park (2), Salt Box Park (3), Uniontown Historic District (4), Mayeski Park (5), Sandymount Park (6), Roaring Run Community Park (7), Hanover Watershed Wildlife Management Area (8), Deer Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Henry County, Indiana , Preston County, West Virginia , Baltimore city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 53,162
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 103,237 (52.2% naturalized citizens)

Baltimore County:

12.4%
Whole state:

15.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 22,870
  • 2000 to 2009: 35,358
  • 1990 to 1999: 23,576
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,974
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,690
  • Before 1970: 9,570
Note: State values scaled to Baltimore County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.7%

Baltimore County marital status for males Baltimore County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 157,865
  • One, attached: 84,028
  • Two: 3,844
  • 3 or 4: 5,775
  • 5 to 9: 19,849
  • 10 to 19: 37,979
  • 20 to 49: 6,035
  • 50 or more: 19,575
  • Mobile homes: 3,179
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Baltimore County with a mortgage: 142,235 (3,472 second mortgage, 21,831 home equity loan, 329 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58,981

Here:

71.0% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baltimore County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic153,24334
Evangelical Protestant62,367232
Mainline Protestant50,484167
Other32,62854
Black Protestant32,44237
Orthodox1,6633
None472,202-
Baltimore County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 137
Baltimore County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 88
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 150
Baltimore 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.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Baltimore County:

9.1%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Baltimore County:

26.4%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Baltimore County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,286
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1199.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.68%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,161
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,984
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.91%
Corn for grain: 13152 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1916 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7691 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,842 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 83 acres

Tornado activity:

Baltimore County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 5195842.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/19/1996, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baltimore County-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 73.0 miles away from Baltimore County 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 247.3 miles away from the county 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 73.5 miles away from the county 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 141.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 337.8 miles away from Baltimore County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Snow Storm, Incident Period: February 12, 2014 to February 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4170: April 10, 2014, FEMA Id: 4170, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 06, 2011 to September 09, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4038: October 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 4038, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 24, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4034: September 16, 2011, FEMA Id: 4034, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1875: February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (9%)
  • Nigeria (7%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Pakistan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baltimore County (%):

  • African (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Baltimore County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 289,683 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 30,269 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11,447 (3.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 91 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,261 (0.3%)
  • Railroad: 250 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 6,413 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 246 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 7,447 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 17,680 (4.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Baltimore County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 6,733 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4,055 people in nursing homes
  • 2,182 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,179 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 764 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 473 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 314 people in religious group quarters
  • 311 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 304 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 268 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 264 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 167 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 134 people in other group homes
  • 113 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 105 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 92 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 92 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 85 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 59 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 26 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Baltimore County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 10,806 people in college/university student housing
  • 5,714 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,322 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 564 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 501 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 415 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 394 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 326 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 291 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 207 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 150 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 62 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,985.

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.09%

4.22% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($28,103 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($15,226 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

1.96%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baltimore city, MD  2.31% ($39,123 average AGI)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.43% ($42,974)
from Harford County, MD  0.42% ($44,935)
from Howard County, MD  0.37% ($47,565)
from Carroll County, MD  0.17% ($45,933)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.16% ($39,771)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.13% ($47,499)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($351 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.05%
Maryland average:

0.11%

3.89% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($27,387 average AGI)
2.24% relocated to other states ($20,866 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

2.24%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Baltimore city, MD  1.86% ($34,966 average AGI)
to Harford County, MD  0.49% ($50,703)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.42% ($45,786)
to Howard County, MD  0.39% ($62,245)
to Carroll County, MD  0.20% ($55,352)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.16% ($41,630)
to York County, PA  0.15% ($54,147)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Baltimore County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Baltimore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Baltimore County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baltimore County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baltimore County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 123,935 (107,621 aged, 16,314 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,718 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Baltimore County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (8,043)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (7,400)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (6,817)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (6,576)
  • Unspecified dementia (5,846)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4,413)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,875)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,930)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (2,771)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,487)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,525
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 71
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,393

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,213
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 975
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6,370

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 8.5
  • Suffocation - 4.4
  • Other - 13.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.5
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Poisoning - 19.2
  • Other - 9.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 831,026
  • In family households: 668,951 (100,853 male householders, 102,490 female householders)
    143,055 spouses, 239,705 children (223,426 natural, 8,173 adopted, 8,106 stepchildren), 20,552 grandchildren, 11,162 brothers or sisters, 16,464 parents, 16,760 other relatives, 17,910 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 141,588 (46,251 male householders (34,921 living alone)), 63,327 female householders (53,498 living alone)), 32,010 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,487

Size of family households: 84,568 2-persons, 51,860 3-persons, 40,618 4-persons, 16,541 5-persons, 6,523 6-persons, 3,233 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 88,419 1-person, 17,385 2-persons, 2,611 3-persons, 790 4-persons, 178 5-persons, 195 6-persons.

107,841 married couples with children.
47,679 single-parent households (11,949 men, 35,730 women).

85.9% of residents of Baltimore speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,231,197,000 ($6,700 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $476,133,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,068,978,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,021,575,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $44,810,000
Federal grants: $498,865,000
Federal procurement contracts: $568,474,000 ($388,140,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,028,495,000 ($64,753,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $11,233,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,011,086,000
Federal Government insurance: $538,904,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 48,830
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 39,909
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,430
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,373
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Baltimore County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 271.05 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,524
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,402
  • 2000 to 2009: 27,780
  • 1990 to 1999: 45,787
  • 1980 to 1989: 49,982
  • 1970 to 1979: 46,940
  • 1960 to 1969: 43,126
  • 1950 to 1959: 65,844
  • 1940 to 1949: 23,579
  • 1939 or earlier: 26,238
Note: State values scaled to Baltimore population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baltimore County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baltimore County population
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 336
  • 3 rooms: 2,728
  • 4 rooms: 10,204
  • 5 rooms: 20,425
  • 6 rooms: 41,240
  • 7 rooms: 42,664
  • 8 rooms: 32,539
  • 9+ rooms: 51,036
  • 1 room: 3,566
  • 2 rooms: 3,371
  • 3 rooms: 17,743
  • 4 rooms: 31,675
  • 5 rooms: 28,182
  • 6 rooms: 16,205
  • 7 rooms: 4,705
  • 8 rooms: 3,231
  • 9+ rooms: 3,027
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baltimore County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baltimore County population
  • no bedroom: 91
  • 1 bedroom: 3,043
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,720
  • 3 bedrooms: 100,872
  • 4 bedrooms: 55,610
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13,880
  • no bedroom: 3,883
  • 1 bedroom: 26,898
  • 2 bedrooms: 52,916
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,779
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,270
  • 5+ bedrooms: 959
Cars and other vehicles available in Baltimore County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Baltimore County population
  • no vehicle: 5,763
  • 1 vehicle: 56,374
  • 2 vehicles: 89,851
  • 3 vehicles: 34,141
  • 4 vehicles: 11,269
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,818
  • no vehicle: 19,862
  • 1 vehicle: 51,543
  • 2 vehicles: 31,925
  • 3 vehicles: 6,353
  • 4 vehicles: 1,727
  • 5+ vehicles: 295

88% of Baltimore County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Maryland.

Baltimore County:

87.8%
State average:

86.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 538,742
  • Other state: 179,808
  • Northeast: 80,265
  • Midwest: 24,226
  • South: 63,793
  • West: 11,524

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baltimore County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.6%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (50.5%)
  • Electricity (42.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,868
Here:

16.5%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,160
Here:

20.0%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,064
Here:

17.4%
Maryland:

17.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Baltimore County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $60,104,000
    Regular Highways: $45,317,000
    General - Other: $22,701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,747,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,750,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,401,000
    Police Protection: $8,549,000
    Other Higher Education: $6,699,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,451,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,236,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,073,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,056,998,000
    General - Other: $173,541,000
    Police Protection: $153,036,000
    Other Higher Education: $129,371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,021,000
    Sewerage: $52,151,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,444,000
    Solid Waste Management: $43,575,000
    Regular Highways: $29,534,000
    Health - Other: $28,501,000
    Libraries: $26,747,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,582,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,499,000
    Financial Administration: $21,698,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,880,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,513,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,085,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,592,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,243,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,687,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $555,958,000
    Other Investments - Other: $185,510,000
    Corporate Bonds: $156,164,000
    Benefit Payments: $137,928,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $74,546,000
    Withdrawals: $2,674,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,597,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $143,743,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $13,892,000
    Public Welfare: $11,359,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,070,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,429,000
    Local Fire Protection: $784,000
    Financial Administration: $369,000
    General - Other: $229,000
    General Public Building: $190,000
    Regular Highways: $101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000
    Corrections - Other: $59,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $38,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
    Sewerage: $3,000
    Water Utilities: $3,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,154,900,000

Baltimore County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $164,339,000
    Higher Education - Other: $50,123,000
    All Other: $17,443,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,965,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $16,146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,806,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,004,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,130,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $718,000
    Regular Highways: $115,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $187,578,000
    From Parent Local Government: $34,433,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $26,173,000
    From Other Governments: $17,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $47,125,000
    All Other: $15,618,000
    Education: $13,906,000
    Public Welfare: $4,093,000
    Highways: $1,207,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,017,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $33,593,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,829,000
    Special Assessments: $12,138,000
    Rents: $3,410,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $517,320,000
    Highways: $42,457,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,089,000
    All Other: $29,125,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,408,000
    Public Welfare: $6,032,000
    Housing and Community Development: $580,000
  • Tax - Property: $633,058,000
    Individual Income: $547,875,000
    NEC: $155,655,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $29,301,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,103,000

Baltimore County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,204,383,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,136,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $317,509,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $292,701,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,515,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,808,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,268,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $242,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $240,000,000

Baltimore County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $970,447,000
    Total Federal Securities: $269,316,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $233,614,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $292,701,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 32,522
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,585
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 29,937
  • Number of recipients under 18: 5,307
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 20,798
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 6,417
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 8,733
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 16,454
Baltimore County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baltimore County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 202 full 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 ORIGINATED3,976$222,8602,535$259,94520,601$230,9681,011$113,11217$10,887,118959$185,12238$49,421
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED148$215,061182$321,7201,718$225,744203$66,9950$078$189,79517$54,706
APPLICATIONS DENIED407$224,000378$228,4446,540$238,133720$65,8130$0357$184,18262$44,855
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN415$226,487410$271,1124,912$237,393197$127,9592$9,664,000185$181,52410$77,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS92$233,03386$231,5001,280$227,47158$121,4311$312,00080$181,8752$82,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 191 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED364$260,159350$264,3774$269,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED110$277,700136$274,9494$132,2501$200,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$264,67295$263,7371$119,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$259,95046$268,3480$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$275,2868$282,2500$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Baltimore County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6,26479.5 years
John6,24573.7 years
William5,88373.6 years
Charles4,06973.9 years
James3,67071.8 years
Joseph3,41874.2 years
George3,39374.7 years
Margaret3,25079.5 years
Robert2,96670.4 years
Helen2,63779.6 years
Most common last names in Baltimore County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,92375.2 years
Miller1,20976.2 years
Johnson1,05772.9 years
Jones1,02874.6 years
Brown1,00474.4 years
Williams88272.7 years
Davis65073.8 years
Taylor56675.5 years
Wilson49074.5 years
Thomas47775.0 years
Businesses in Baltimore County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven37Journeys1
ALDI1Justice1
ALDO1KFC10
AMF Bowling5Kincaid2
AT&T13Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's3
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger2
Ace Hardware1LA Fitness2
Advance Auto Parts10La Quinta1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture7
Ann Taylor3LensCrafters2
Apple Store1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's3Lowe's3
Arby's3Macy's3
Ashley Furniture2Marriott3
Audi2Marshalls3
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets54
Avenue3Mazda3
BMW3McDonald's33
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Men's Wearhouse3
Bakers1Motel 61
Bally Total Fitness3Motherhood Maternity6
Banana Republic1New Balance6
Barnes & Noble2New York & Co2
Baskin-Robbins10Nike33
Bath & Body Works3Nissan4
Bebe1Nordstrom2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Office Depot6
Best Western2Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster4Old Navy3
Brookstone1Outback3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse3
Budget Car Rental3Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express3
Burger King16Panera Bread6
CVS14Papa John's Pizza5
Cache1Payless9
CarMax3Penske8
Caribou Coffee2PetSmart5
Casual Male XL2Pier 1 Imports2
Catherines2Pizza Hut11
Chevrolet1Plato's Closet1
Chick-Fil-A11Popeyes7
Chico's2Pottery Barn1
Chipotle3Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos14
Cinnabon 2RadioShack11
Cold Stone Creamery2Ramada3
Coldwater Creek2Red Lobster1
ColorTyme2Red Robin2
Comfort Inn3Red Roof Inn1
Costco1Rite Aid22
Crate & Barrel1Rodeway Inn1
Cricket Wireless19Ruby Tuesday1
Curves8SAS Shoes2
DHL8SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Safeway6
Days Inn1Sam's Club4
Decora Cabinetry10Sears5
Dennys1Sephora1
Domino's Pizza4Sheraton1
Dressbarn1Soma Intimates1
Dunkin Donuts29Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel9
Express1Staples5
Extended Stay America1Starbucks22
Famous Footwear2Subaru3
Fashion Bug4Subway32
FedEx107Super 81
Finish Line2T-Mobile19
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T.G.I. Driday's3
Foot Locker3T.J.Maxx2
Ford6Taco Bell9
Forever 211Talbots2
GNC19Target5
GameStop18The Athlete's Foot2
Gap1The Cheesecake Factory1
Giant14The Limited1
Goodwill1The Room Place4
Gymboree3Toyota3
H&M2Toys"R"Us7
H&R Block13Trader Joe's1
Hilton3True Value4
Holiday Inn2U-Haul20
Hollister Co.1UPS109
Home Depot9Urban Outfitters1
Honda4Value City Furniture1
Hot Topic1Vans5
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless4
Hyundai3Victoria's Secret2
IHOP4Volkswagen4
J. Jill1Vons6
J.Crew1Walgreens10
JCPenney1Walmart8
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's12
Jones New York9Wet Seal2

Baltimore County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (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"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"