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Old 01-08-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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How do you compare an urban very diverse county of about 1,000,000 people with a rural non-diverse county of about 280,000?
This is such a narrow-minded statement. Have you ever been to Columbia MDAllstar? It is the most populous census designated city in MD http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/cens...P/cdp0090t.pdf and very diverse. You can take a look at the numbers yourself:

Columbia, MD
White alone - 48,114 (55.3%)
Black alone - 22,671 (26.0%)
Asian alone - 7,333 (8.4%)
Hispanic - 5,922 (6.8%)
Two or more races - 2,462 (2.8%)
American alone - 286 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 293 (0.3%)
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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Columbia is diverse but the rest of the county isn't really diverse. That isn't really the point though, Howard county doesn't have a large population so I don't think you can really compare the two.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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How do you compare an urban very diverse county of about 1,000,000 people with a rural non-diverse county of about 280,000?
Howard isn't all that rural. What people might think of as rural is covered by 5-acre parcels with mini-mansions, just like upper Mont Co. It wouldn't surprise me if Montgomery has more rural area than Howard.

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Columbia is diverse but the rest of the county isn't really diverse. That isn't really the point though, Howard county doesn't have a large population so I don't think you can really compare the two.
I agree that it's hard to compare the two school systems but here are some numbers provided by the school systems web sites.

Montgomery County
Total Students: 141,777
38.1% White
23.2% African American
22.7% Hispanic
15.6% Asian American
0.3% American Indian

Howard County

Total Students: 50,993
White 48.6%
African American 20.6%
Asian 16.0%
Hispanic 8.3%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.3%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 6.2%

And just to show that what diversity there is in Howard is not confined to Columbia, here are the ethnicity demographics for the two largest elementary schools in Ellicott City, also two of the most northern county schools.

Veterans ES
White 33.5%
Asian 40.8%
Hispanic 4.8%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.5%
African American 15.6%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 4.5%

Hollified Station

31.5%
Asian 40.7%
Hispanic 10.1%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.4%
African American 12.6%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.6%


And the most southern county school.....not Columbia

Laurel Woods
White 11.5%
Asian 9.0%
Hispanic 21.2%
American Indian/Alaskan 0%
African American 48.2%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 9.8

I find it interesting that Montgomery has 3 times the number of students as Howard and has roughly 3 times as many elementary schools, but only about 2 times as many high schools. Just one of the things that struck me when I was looking at the numbers.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:43 AM
 
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Howard isn't all that rural. What people might think of as rural is covered by 5-acre parcels with mini-mansions, just like upper Mont Co. It wouldn't surprise me if Montgomery has more rural area than Howard.



I agree that it's hard to compare the two school systems but here are some numbers provided by the school systems web sites.

Montgomery County
Total Students: 141,777
38.1% White
23.2% African American
22.7% Hispanic
15.6% Asian American
0.3% American Indian

Howard County

Total Students: 50,993
White 48.6%
African American 20.6%
Asian 16.0%
Hispanic 8.3%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.3%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 6.2%

And just to show that what diversity there is in Howard is not confined to Columbia, here are the ethnicity demographics for the two largest elementary schools in Ellicott City, also two of the most northern county schools.

Veterans ES
White 33.5%
Asian 40.8%
Hispanic 4.8%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.5%
African American 15.6%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 4.5%

Hollified Station

31.5%
Asian 40.7%
Hispanic 10.1%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.4%
African American 12.6%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.6%


And the most southern county school.....not Columbia

Laurel Woods
White 11.5%
Asian 9.0%
Hispanic 21.2%
American Indian/Alaskan 0%
African American 48.2%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 9.8

I find it interesting that Montgomery has 3 times the number of students as Howard and has roughly 3 times as many elementary schools, but only about 2 times as many high schools. Just one of the things that struck me when I was looking at the numbers.
Thanks..those numbers are very interesting.. Also, Montgomery county high schools are mainly 4A or 3A high schools with mainly 2,000-1,500 students.
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