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Carroll County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 167,830 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 150,897 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 38,240
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,788
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 43,037
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,758 (it was 9,466 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 449 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carroll County: 106.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.0%), Educational, health and social services (13.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Carroll County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 82,853  (49.4%)
Females: 84,977  (50.6%)

Carroll County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Carroll County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $84,887 ($60,021 in 1999)

This county:

$84,887
Maryland:

$75,847

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $914 (lower quartile is $669, upper quartile is $1,264)
This county:

$914
State:

$1133


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $330,700 (it was $163,300 in 2000)
Carroll:

$330,700
Maryland:

$299,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $250,300 - $427,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,986
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $572

Institutionalized population: 1,966

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 55
  • Thefts: 163
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 35
  • Thefts: 138
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Health of residents in Carroll 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 better than average.
67.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
77.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1347 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2001: 1350 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2002: 1499 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2003: 1005 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2004: 732 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2005: 723 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2006: 507 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2007: 312 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2008: 188 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2009: 142 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2010: 195 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2011: 183 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2012: 307 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2013: 329 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2014: 305 buildings, average cost: $217,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,291 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,186 (1.0%)

Carroll County household income distribution in 2009 Carroll County home values distribution Carroll County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.3%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.3%
Carroll County:

6.3%
Maryland:

9.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Area name: Baltimore-Towson, MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carroll 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: Eldersburg, Westminster, District 1, Taneytown, Mount Airy, Taneytown, Hampstead, Sykesville, District 2, Uniontown, Manchester, New Windsor.

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

2012 air pollution in Carroll County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Carroll County: Two Hundred Seventy Technology Park (A), Locust View Farm (B), Kidwiler Farms (C), Frederick Pony Club (D), Monocacy Aqueduct (E), Dudrow Industrial Park (F), Calico Rocks Campground (G), Ballenger Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Snowmill Farm (I), New Hope Valley Campground (J), Moxley Farms (K), Maplesville Farms (L), Maplecrest Farm (M), Intercoastal Industrial Center (N), Camp Airy (O), Camp Peniel (P), Gapview Farm (Q), Charlesville Station (R), Bald Eagle Island Campground (S), Frederick County Landfill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: New Market Shopping Center (1), Libertytown Shopping Center (2), Evergreen Square Shopping Center (3), Francis Scott Key Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carroll County include: Apples Church (A), Beaver Dam Presbyterian Church (B), Bells Chapel (C), Brook Hill Church (D), Central Chapel (E), Ceres-Bethel Church (F), Deerfield United Methodist Church (G), Friends Creek Church of God (H), Saint Anthony Shrine Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Summers Family Cemetery (1), Koontz Cemetery (2), Israel Creek Cemetery (3), Hope Hill Cemetery (4), Browns Cemetery (5), Mount Hope Cemetery (6), Yingling Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Fishing Creek Reservoir (A), Lily Pons Fish Ponds (B), Hunting Creek Lake (C), Chevy Chase Lake (D), Emmitsburg Reservoir (E), Lake Jennifer (F), Frank Bentz Memorial Lake (G), Middletown Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Addison Run (A), Ballenger Creek (B), Beaver Branch (C), Beaver Dam Creek (D), Bennett Creek (E), Bush Creek (F), Buzzard Branch (G), Cabbage Run (H), Catoctin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carroll County include: Catoctin Mountain Park (1), Loys Station Park (2), Creagerstown Park (3), Catoctin Mountain Zoological Park (4), Catoctin Furnace Historic District (5), Wolfsville Puritan Park East (6), Reno Monument (7), Monocacy National Battlefield (8), Monocacy Natural Resources Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Baltimore County , Cape May County, New Jersey , Garrett County , Henry County, Indiana , Knox County, Missouri , Monroe County, Indiana , Baltimore city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,232
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,046 (60% naturalized citizens)

Carroll County:

2.0%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 568
  • 1990 to 1994: 360
  • 1985 to 1989: 295
  • 1980 to 1984: 344
  • 1975 to 1979: 277
  • 1970 to 1974: 141
  • 1970 to 1974: 240
  • 1965 to 1969: 821
Note: State values scaled to Carroll County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.9%

Carroll County marital status for males Carroll County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 42,272
  • One, attached: 4,727
  • Two: 1,682
  • 3 or 4: 1,186
  • 5 to 9: 922
  • 10 to 19: 1,826
  • 20 or more: 953
  • Mobile homes: 679
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Carroll County with a mortgage: 30,453 (4,400 second mortgage, 4,984 home equity loan, 203 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,987

Here:

79.2% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carroll County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,5514
Mainline Protestant24,90375
Evangelical Protestant13,76468
Other2,4729
Orthodox2262
None95,218-
Carroll 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: 20
Carroll County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Carroll County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 95
This county:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carroll County:

7.6%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

24.5%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Carroll County:

Average size of farms: 139 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $65,175
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $312.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,619
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $67,770
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.47%
Corn for grain: 30710 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7583 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20426 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,283 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 517 acres

Tornado activity:

Carroll County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 1723231.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1952, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carroll 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 74.5 miles away from Carroll 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 222.8 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 75.5 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 144.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 259.9 miles away from Carroll 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 334.0 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 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 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 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
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3179: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Maryland Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1094: January 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1094, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (11%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Pakistan (5%)
  • India (4%)

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

  • German (30%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Carroll County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 64,443 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 7,620 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 211 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 695 (1%)
  • Railroad: 37 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 37 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 46 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,133 (1%)
  • Other means: 310 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,997 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,100 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 913 people in nursing homes
  • 489 people in state prisons
  • 353 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 220 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 193 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 106 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 70 people in other group homes
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,059 people in college/university student housing
  • 919 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 514 people in state prisons
  • 247 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 234 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 107 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 50 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,104.

4.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($498 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.09%

2.76% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($37,638 average AGI)
1.49% relocated from other states ($15,931 average AGI)
Carroll County:

1.49%
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 County, MD  1.01% ($55,352 average AGI)
from Howard County, MD  0.46% ($75,407)
from Frederick County, MD  0.31% ($43,525)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.24% ($68,880)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.21% ($54,727)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.21% ($59,714)
from York County, PA  0.18% ($38,307)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($864 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.05%
Maryland average:

0.11%

2.47% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($27,210 average AGI)
2.29% relocated to other states ($26,111 average AGI)
Carroll County:

2.29%
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 County, MD  0.85% ($45,933 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.42% ($55,350)
to York County, PA  0.39% ($46,016)
to Howard County, MD  0.32% ($73,281)
to Adams County, PA  0.22% ($48,986)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.21% ($45,326)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.18% ($55,452)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Carroll County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Carroll County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carroll County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carroll County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carroll County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,668 (19,930 aged, 2,738 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,300 (5%)

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 Carroll County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,365)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,234)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,190)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,108)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,083)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (939)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (742)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (673)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (420)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (408)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,229
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 116
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,910

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,203
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 764
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.3
  • Suffocation - 24.8
  • Poisoning - 19.5
  • Other - 7.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 163,815
  • In family households: 145,690 (34,972 male householders, 10,191 female householders)
    37,552 spouses, 51,840 children (48,289 natural, 1,271 adopted, 2,280 stepchildren), 3,047 grandchildren, 896 brothers or sisters, 1,301 parents, 1,265 other relatives, 3,257 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,125 (6,421 male householders (4,939 living alone)), 8,202 female householders (7,004 living alone)), 3,502 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,319 (1,966 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,670 2-persons, 10,405 3-persons, 10,202 4-persons, 4,485 5-persons, 1,541 6-persons, 860 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,943 1-person, 2,185 2-persons, 313 3-persons, 107 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

33,203 married couples with children.
5,903 single-parent households (1,654 men, 4,249 women).

95.8% of residents of Carroll County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $701,617,000 ($4,223 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,577,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $394,930,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,697,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,924,000
Federal grants: $88,742,000
Federal procurement contracts: $37,289,000 ($27,794,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,035,000 ($1,277,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,797,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $165,006,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,541,000

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

Births: 9,952
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,380
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +393
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,957
Here:

+83 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Carroll County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.71 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 469
  • 2010 to 2013: 638
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,136
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,675
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,827
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,100
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,094
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,595
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,994
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,890
Note: State values scaled to Carroll population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carroll County population
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 355
  • 4 rooms: 1,397
  • 5 rooms: 4,508
  • 6 rooms: 8,887
  • 7 rooms: 9,022
  • 8 rooms: 8,427
  • 9+ rooms: 10,339
  • 1 room: 164
  • 2 rooms: 522
  • 3 rooms: 1,433
  • 4 rooms: 2,334
  • 5 rooms: 2,087
  • 6 rooms: 1,483
  • 7 rooms: 746
  • 8 rooms: 370
  • 9+ rooms: 327
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carroll County population
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 576
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,145
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,813
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,937
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,522
  • no bedroom: 224
  • 1 bedroom: 2,399
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,380
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,764
  • 4 bedrooms: 514
  • 5+ bedrooms: 185
Cars and other vehicles available in Carroll County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carroll County population
  • no vehicle: 1,032
  • 1 vehicle: 7,057
  • 2 vehicles: 20,404
  • 3 vehicles: 10,138
  • 4 vehicles: 3,077
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,329
  • no vehicle: 1,244
  • 1 vehicle: 4,160
  • 2 vehicles: 3,070
  • 3 vehicles: 730
  • 4 vehicles: 212
  • 5+ vehicles: 50

62% of Carroll County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Maryland.

Carroll County:

62.2%
State average:

57.4%

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

  • This state: 105,557
  • Northeast: 20,152
  • Midwest: 5,318
  • South: 13,583
  • West: 2,184

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $158,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carroll County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.9%)
  • Utility gas (15.8%)
  • Wood (4.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Electricity (48.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.8%)
  • Utility gas (16.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,050
Here:

10.2%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 708
Here:

7.6%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,143
Here:

35.6%
Maryland:

21.7%

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)

Carroll County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,777,000
    Regular Highways: $13,512,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,682,000
    General - Other: $4,048,000
    Parks and Recreation: $588,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $263,864,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,170,000
    General - Other: $12,374,000
    Police Protection: $8,267,000
    Regular Highways: $7,211,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,173,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,473,000
    Financial Administration: $6,349,000
    Libraries: $6,220,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,018,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,463,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,216,000
    Sewerage: $4,681,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,004,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,600,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,512,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,878,000
    Water Utilities: $2,696,000
    Health - Other: $2,176,000
    Air Transportation: $2,096,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $699,000
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,325,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,632,000
    General - Other: $6,586,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,960,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,690,000
    General - Other: $1,822,000
    Local Fire Protection: $747,000
    Other Higher Education: $316,000
    Health - Other: $242,000
    Regular Highways: $84,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Corrections - Other: $52,000
    General Public Building: $23,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,230,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $167,000

Carroll County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $7,359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $6,665,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,456,000
    All Other: $5,057,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,406,000
    Sewerage: $4,140,000
    Air Transportation: $2,041,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,523,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $226,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,220,000
    All Other: $1,950,000
    Public Welfare: $1,382,000
    Education: $947,000
    Highways: $916,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,695,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,196,000
    Special Assessments: $3,925,000
    Rents: $1,804,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,624,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $137,908,000
    Highways: $11,585,000
    All Other: $2,336,000
    Public Welfare: $2,230,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,542,000
    Housing and Community Development: $286,000
  • Tax - Property: $143,193,000
    Individual Income: $108,435,000
    NEC: $29,690,000
    Other Selective Sales: $394,000

Carroll County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $246,569,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $229,250,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,334,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,015,000

Carroll County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $95,383,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,033,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,157
  • Number of aged recipients: 98
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,059
  • Number of recipients under 18: 145
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 808
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 204
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 412
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 541
Carroll County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Carroll 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 30 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 ORIGINATED749$273,429677$254,6506,162$248,673312$126,2538$1,789,750143$205,1821$40,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$279,08762$261,097402$257,53551$98,3140$012$248,9173$56,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED71$268,35290$218,7781,471$273,264159$82,4782$225,00056$173,66123$65,087
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$280,897101$255,3661,266$273,26455$162,8001$200,00023$255,7391$400,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$210,06316$361,250353$270,70019$157,2110$011$242,5451$38,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$275,122109$315,7160$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$317,52850$319,4601$185,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$220,28628$323,3210$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$352,00010$297,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$313,5003$327,3330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Carroll County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary96080.8 years
John86675.2 years
William78374.7 years
Charles70975.5 years
James53672.3 years
George52776.4 years
Robert51271.5 years
Margaret48280.5 years
Helen46881.2 years
Ruth36281.8 years
Most common last names in Carroll County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith35576.1 years
Miller24877.0 years
Myers23877.9 years
Brown23376.2 years
Martin13376.6 years
Jones12774.9 years
Haines11777.0 years
Green11178.5 years
Barnes10878.4 years
Davis10476.3 years
Businesses in Carroll County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7La-Z-Boy1
AT&T3Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware2Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts4Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets21
Arby's4McDonald's7
Baskin-Robbins3Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike4
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Pac Sun1
CVS5Panera Bread2
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Chipotle1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Curves6Pier 1 Imports1
DHL3Pizza Hut6
Dairy Queen3Popeyes1
Days Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quiznos3
Decora Cabinetry8RadioShack5
Dennys2Rite Aid5
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Safeway3
Dunkin Donuts6Sears2
FedEx21Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks5
Ford2Subway10
GNC4T-Mobile7
GameStop4T.J.Maxx1
Giant1Taco Bell4
Goodwill3Target1
H&R Block6The Room Place2
Home Depot2Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1True Value1
JoS. A. Bank2U-Haul10
Jones New York2UPS18
Journeys1Vans1
KFC4Verizon Wireless3
Kincaid1Vons3
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's2Walmart4
Kroger1Wendy's3

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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"