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Baltimore, Maryland (MD) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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20.2% of Baltimore, MD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 52.4% greater than the poverty level of 9.6% across the entire state of Maryland. 14.8% of high school graduates and 31.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 33.5% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.5%. For comparison, it was 36.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Baltimore, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Baltimore:

20.2%
Whole state:

9.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Baltimore:

10.6%
Whole state:

4.9%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Baltimore:

33.5%
Maryland:

18.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 14.0% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Baltimore:

27.7%
Maryland:

22.8%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

81.5%
Residents above poverty level:

36.6%

Poverty by age in Baltimore, MD

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Baltimore
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Baltimore,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 24.4%Under 5 years
  • 44.7%5 years
  • 42.5%6 to 11 years
  • 28.6%12 to 14 years
  • 21.9%15 years
  • 33.5%16 and 17 years
  • 19.3%18 to 24 years
  • 10.2%25 to 34 years
  • 12.2%35 to 44 years
  • 15.9%45 to 54 years
  • 21.2%55 to 64 years
  • 20.4%65 to 74 years
  • 11.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Baltimore
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Baltimore,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.8%Under 5 years
  • 35.6%5 years
  • 25.4%6 to 11 years
  • 37.5%12 to 14 years
  • 14.3%15 years
  • 12.2%16 and 17 years
  • 22.2%18 to 24 years
  • 18.1%25 to 34 years
  • 19.7%35 to 44 years
  • 16.8%45 to 54 years
  • 26.2%55 to 64 years
  • 18.6%65 to 74 years
  • 20.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Baltimore, MD
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Baltimore,MD (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.5%Under 6 years
  • 16.2%6 to 11 years
  • 16.0%12 to 17 years
  • 14.3%18 to 24 years
  • 9.1%25 to 34 years
  • 7.9%35 to 44 years
  • 7.9%45 to 54 years
  • 12.0%55 to 64 years
  • 5.9%65 to 74 years
  • 5.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Baltimore, MD

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Baltimore, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Baltimore, MD (%)
  • 10.2%White
  • 23.5%Black
  • 34.1%American Indian
  • 22.3%Asian
  • 22.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 24.1%Other race
  • 15.3%2+ races
  • 25.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Baltimore, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Baltimore, MD (absolute numbers)
  • 15,523White
  • 86,417Black
  • 649American Indian
  • 3,610Asian
  • 42Native Hawaiian
  • 3,773Other race
  • 4,0882+ races
  • 9,166Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.8%Below poverty level
  • 80.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 25.1%Below poverty level
  • 74.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Baltimore, MD

Children below poverty level:
Baltimore, Maryland:

30.0%
State:

11.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Baltimore:

14.8%
Maryland:

7.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Baltimore:

31.2%
Maryland:

21.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 24.7%Married-couple family
  • 10.0%Male, no wife present
  • 65.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Baltimore not in families by work experience
  • 5.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 18.1%Worked part-time
  • 76.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.4%Both worked full-time
  • 3.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.9%Both worked part-time
  • 23.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 46.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 1.7%1980 to 1989
  • 2.0%1970 to 1979
  • 6.8%1960 to 1969
  • 18.1%1950 to 1959
  • 23.2%1940 to 1949
  • 46.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 1.0%1990 to 1994
  • 2.6%1980 to 1989
  • 2.4%1970 to 1979
  • 6.9%1960 to 1969
  • 22.7%1950 to 1959
  • 20.3%1940 to 1949
  • 43.4%1939 or earlier
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