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Howard County, Maryland (MD)


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County population in 2012: 299,430 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 247,842 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 64,175
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,018
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 66,414
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,556 (it was 23,629 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 252 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 1163 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Howard County: 108.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  38.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years

Males: 140,593  (42.4%)
Females: 146,492  (57.6%)

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Howard County,MD real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Howard County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $101,940 ($74,167 in 1999)
This county:

$101940
Maryland:

$69272

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,155 (lower quartile is $936, upper quartile is $1,469)
This county:

$1155
State:

$941


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $452,800 (it was $198,600 in 2000)
Howard County:

$452,800
Maryland:

$318,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $337,200 - $635,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $524,899
Here:

$524,899
State:

$429,019

Townhouses or other attached units: $293,420
Here:

$293,420
State:

$253,007

In 2-unit structures: $303,926
Here:

$303,926
State:

$238,355

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $429,362
Here:

$429,362
State:

$262,276

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,869
Here:

$195,869
State:

$264,630

Mobile homes: $79,016
Here:

$79,016
State:

$45,619

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $196,695
Here:

$196,695
State:

$147,374
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,565
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $739

Institutionalized population: 1,818

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


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


Howard County, MD map from a distance

Health of residents in Howard County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.9. This is significantly better than average.
85.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
34.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
98.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
81.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $4,600 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $4,476 (1.0%)


Howard County household income distribution in 2009 Howard County home values distribution


Howard County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 3.9%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 3.9%
Howard County:

3.9%
Maryland:

9.1%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Baltimore-Towson, MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Howard 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: Columbia, Ellicott City, Scaggsville, Ilchester, Elkridge, North Laurel, Savage-Guilford, Savage, Fulton, Highland.

Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.co.ho.md.us

Click to draw/clear Howard County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard County: Dorsey Business Center (A), Dorsey Run Industrial Park (B), Route 94 Business Center (C), Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (D), Cissel Farm (E), Port Capital Center Industrial Park (F), Kalmia Farms (G), Route 100 Industrial Park (H), Corridor Industrial Park (I), Turf Valley Country Club (J), University of Maryland Central Farm (K), Waverly (L), Junction Industrial Park (M), Woodbine Campground (N), Woodcamp Farm (O), Howard County Landfill (P), Greenwood Farm (Q), Maryland Wholesale Food Center (R), Days End Farm Horse Rescue (S), Kimberthy Turf Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: WEst Friendship Exchange Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Howard County include: Dayton Four Square Gospel Church (A), Asbury United Methodist Church (B), Hopkins United Methodist Church (C), Linthicum Chapel (D), Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church (E), Wearon Rolling Hills Church (F), Cedars Baptist Church (G), Dorsey Emanuel United Methodist Church (H), Kings Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rosa Bonheur Pet Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Saint Louis Cemetery (4), Zion Cemetery (5), Hopkins Cemetery (6), Crestlawn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bernstein Farm Pond (A), General Electric Retention Pond (B), Warfields Pond (C), Rigga Farm Pond (D), Johns Hopkins Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Benson Branch (A), Cabin Branch (B), Cattail Creek (C), Lisbons Little Creek (D), Dorsey Branch (E), Terrapin Branch (F), Hay Meadow Branch (G), Piney Run (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Howard County include: Schooley Mill Park (1), Patuxent River State Park (2), Carrs Mill Park (3), Glenwood Park (4), Cedar-Villa Heights Park (5), Howard County Fairground (6), Hugh Thomas Wildlife Management Area (7), Lisbon Park (8), Pfefferkorn Natural Environmental Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anne Arundel County , Baltimore County , Carroll County , Frederick County , Montgomery County , Prince George's County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 16,025
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 52.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 28,113 (52% naturalized citizens)

Howard County:

11.3%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.0%

Howard County marital status for males
Howard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Howard County with a mortgage: 50,867 (6,999 second mortgage, 7,530 home equity loan, 253 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,691

Here:

86.9% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.34%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 122,290
Total congregations: 133

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents66,119 (54.1%)12,174 (10.0%)10,000 (8.2%)7,409 (6.1%)6,050 (4.9%)
Congregations9 (6.8%)30 (22.6%)5 (3.8%)22 (16.5%)9 (6.8%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents5,211 (4.3%)2,323 (1.9%)2,147 (1.8%)1,891 (1.5%)8,966 (7.3%)
Congregations8 (6.0%)4 (3.0%)5 (3.8%)1 (0.8%)40 (30.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Howard County - Columbia, Ellicott City, Scaggsville, Ilchester, Elkridge

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
This county:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Howard County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Howard County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 150
Howard County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.9%
Maryland:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howard County:

16.4%
State:

15.5%


Agriculture in Howard County:

Average size of farms: 109 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,603
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $796.31
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,315
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,954
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.03%
Corn for grain: 7162 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1942 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4234 harvested acres
Vegetables: 131 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 122 acres

Tornado activity:

Howard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 57 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Howard County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 78% 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 88.4 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 89.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from Howard County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Howard County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (10%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Howard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 110,546 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 12,734 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,265 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 20 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 920 (1%)
  • Railroad: 981 (1%)
  • Taxi: 247 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,520 (1%)
  • Other means: 540 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,125 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $98,927.

10.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Maryland average:

7.95%


0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,198 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.24%
Maryland average:

0.25%

6.48% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($35,283 average AGI)
3.85% relocated from other states ($23,058 average AGI)
Howard County:

3.85%
Maryland average:

3.62%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.53% ($52,220 average AGI)
from Baltimore County, MD  1.35% ($57,970)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.28% ($70,146)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  1.09% ($56,738)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.59% ($51,456)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.18% ($73,011)
from Carroll County, MD  0.17% ($61,746)


10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($64,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
Maryland average:

8.13%


0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($778 average AGI)
Howard County:

0.15%
Maryland average:

0.13%

6.31% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($34,031 average AGI)
4.25% relocated to other states ($29,290 average AGI)
Howard County:

4.25%
Maryland average:

3.94%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baltimore County, MD  1.73% ($51,156 average AGI)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  1.22% ($60,387)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.74% ($43,573)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.71% ($48,691)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.68% ($67,273)
to Carroll County, MD  0.55% ($70,648)
to Frederick County, MD  0.20% ($66,949)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Howard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Howard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Howard County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 17,918 (16,192 aged, 1,726 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5282.710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 76.48
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26305.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1248.440
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 461.670
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.04

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20.78
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.5
  • Other - 9.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 66.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.1
  • Suffocation - 19.7
  • Other - 21.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 284,763

Size of family households: 27,976 2-persons, 18,385 3-persons, 18,432 4-persons, 7,554 5-persons, 2,495 6-persons, 1,491 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,903 1-person, 4,510 2-persons, 681 3-persons, 204 4-persons, 74 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons.

86.0% of residents of Howard County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,239,365,000 ($4646 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $366,422,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $468,153,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $113,156,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $936,000
Federal grants: $122,224,000
Federal procurement contracts: $466,355,000 ($294,013,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,541,000 ($10,387,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $428,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $230,712,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,218,000

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

Births: 18,503
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,914
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,704
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,672
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Howard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.8
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 252
  • 3 rooms: 1,170
  • 4 rooms: 2,271
  • 5 rooms: 4,859
  • 6 rooms: 9,183
  • 7 rooms: 11,454
  • 8 rooms: 14,448
  • 9+ rooms: 22,753
  • 1 room: 491
  • 2 rooms: 2,226
  • 3 rooms: 4,073
  • 4 rooms: 5,834
  • 5 rooms: 5,436
  • 6 rooms: 2,538
  • 7 rooms: 1,404
  • 8 rooms: 954
  • 9+ rooms: 673
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Howard County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 1,221
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,448
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,966
  • 4 bedrooms: 26,495
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,203
  • no bedroom: 600
  • 1 bedroom: 7,571
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,392
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,458
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,369
  • 5+ bedrooms: 239
Cars and other vehicles available in Howard County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,095
  • 1 vehicle: 12,997
  • 2 vehicles: 34,777
  • 3 vehicles: 13,192
  • 4 vehicles: 3,240
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,113
  • no vehicle: 2,756
  • 1 vehicle: 10,800
  • 2 vehicles: 8,160
  • 3 vehicles: 1,530
  • 4 vehicles: 251
  • 5+ vehicles: 132

54% of Howard County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Maryland.

Howard County:

53.6%
State average:

57.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $172,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Howard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Utility gas (39.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (59.9%)
  • Utility gas (34.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,647
Here:

11.2%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,476
Here:

9.9%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,728
Here:

16.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Howard County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Howard County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Howard County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Howard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Howard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Howard County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 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 ORIGINATED1,478$316,7021,974$341,47510,832$298,026417$189,6264$10,582,250306$223,94427$64,926
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED48$352,458152$411,539744$308,07855$102,9090$020$260,95013$71,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED121$314,612224$334,5632,500$320,733166$105,4461$18,000141$216,73047$71,447
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN164$310,994287$344,3801,959$317,95659$220,1361$2,600,00077$249,5714$95,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$324,40055$341,200437$314,30230$158,1670$021$242,5717$76,714
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED241$326,266155$326,3683$334,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED74$346,37863$321,9210$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$369,56557$332,2810$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$361,58318$366,6110$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$584,0001$193,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Howard County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary60780.2 years
John53275.7 years
William48675.3 years
James38171.4 years
Margaret32880.7 years
Charles31974.6 years
Robert29671.1 years
Helen27382.8 years
Joseph26475.5 years
Dorothy24580.6 years
Most common last names in Howard County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16475.5 years
Johnson12973.9 years
Brown11675.6 years
Jones10975.7 years
Miller10179.6 years
Wilson7576.7 years
Williams6974.6 years
Taylor6980.9 years
Anderson6975.7 years
Davis6676.5 years
Businesses in Howard County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7JoS. A. Bank2
ALDO3Johnny Rockets1
AT&T8Jones New York3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys2
Abercrombie Kids1KFC2
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Aeropostale2Kroger1
Aerosoles1La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters3La-Z-Boy1
Ann Taylor2Lane Bryant2
Apple Store1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's3Levi Strauss & Co.1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Lowe's1
Bakers1Macy's1
Banana Republic2Marriott5
Baskin-Robbins8Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets27
Bebe1McDonald's17
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse3
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity3
Blockbuster2New Balance10
Brookstone1New York & Co1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Nike24
Budget Car Rental1Nordstrom1
Burger King8Office Depot1
CVS3Old Navy2
Cache1Olive Garden2
CarMax1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun2
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread3
Chick-Fil-A5Papa John's Pizza4
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle3Penske2
Cinnabon 2PetSmart2
Clarks2Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos6
Comfort Suites1RadioShack3
Costco2Ramada1
Cricket Wireless3Red Lobster2
Curves4Red Robin1
DHL3Red Roof Inn2
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid3
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry8Rue211
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza3Safeway4
DressBarn1Sears4
Dunkin Donuts12Sephora2
Econo Lodge2Sleep Inn2
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts2
Express1Sprint Nextel4
Extended Stay America2Staples3
Extended Stay Deluxe1Starbucks16
Famous Footwear1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
FedEx48Subway15
Finish Line2Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile7
Foot Locker2T.G.I. Driday's2
Forever 212T.J.Maxx1
GNC3Taco Bell4
GameStop5Talbots2
Gap2Target1
Goodwill6The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree2The Limited2
H&M2The Room Place2
H&R Block5Toys"R"Us2
Hardee's1Trader Joe's1
Havertys Furniture1U-Haul5
Hobby Lobby1UPS55
Holiday Inn4Vans7
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless2
Home Depot2Victoria's Secret2
Hot Topic2Vons4
Houlihan's1Walgreens1
J. Jill1Walmart2
J.Crew2Wendy's6
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
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