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


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22.2% of Baltimore, MD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 58.3% greater than the poverty level of 9.3% across the entire state of Maryland. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.6% of high school graduates and 49.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.5% among disabled males and 28.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 77.2%. For comparison, it was 41.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Baltimore, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Baltimore:

22.2%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Baltimore:

11.2%
Whole state:

4.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Baltimore:

24.5%
Maryland:

11.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Baltimore:

33.2%
Maryland:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Baltimore:

28.8%
Maryland:

15.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 25.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Baltimore:

33.7%
Maryland:

29.8%

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

77.2%
Residents above poverty level:

41.9%

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)
  • 39.1%Under 5 years
  • 28.4%5 years
  • 33.5%6 to 11 years
  • 29.4%12 to 14 years
  • 30.4%15 years
  • 27.7%16 and 17 years
  • 24.5%18 to 24 years
  • 13.3%25 to 34 years
  • 15.9%35 to 44 years
  • 18.7%45 to 54 years
  • 21.1%55 to 64 years
  • 17.1%65 to 74 years
  • 13.8%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)
  • 33.8%Under 5 years
  • 40.9%5 years
  • 30.6%6 to 11 years
  • 34.8%12 to 14 years
  • 21.7%15 years
  • 22.2%16 and 17 years
  • 34.4%18 to 24 years
  • 19.2%25 to 34 years
  • 17.9%35 to 44 years
  • 19.0%45 to 54 years
  • 21.0%55 to 64 years
  • 20.6%65 to 74 years
  • 24.6%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)
  • 20.7%Under 5 years
  • 19.5%5 years
  • 16.9%6 to 11 years
  • 14.6%12 to 14 years
  • 17.5%15 years
  • 15.2%16 and 17 years
  • 18.7%18 to 24 years
  • 11.1%25 to 34 years
  • 11.1%35 to 44 years
  • 8.5%45 to 54 years
  • 8.6%55 to 64 years
  • 5.4%65 to 74 years
  • 5.0%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 (%)
  • 13.2%White
  • 26.1%Black
  • 38.4%American Indian
  • 17.0%Asian
  • 29.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 32.7%Other race
  • 21.5%2+ races
  • 30.5%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)
  • 21,233White
  • 96,908Black
  • 691American Indian
  • 2,640Asian
  • 101Native Hawaiian
  • 4,487Other race
  • 3,0902+ races
  • 9,551Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.8%Below poverty level
  • 77.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.1%Below poverty level
  • 83.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Baltimore, MD

Children below poverty level:
Baltimore, Maryland:

32.3%
State:

11.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Baltimore:

22.6%
Maryland:

13.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Baltimore:

49.7%
Maryland:

37.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 12.2%Married-couple family
  • 13.2%Male, no wife present
  • 74.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Baltimore not in families by work experience
  • 2.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 27.6%Worked part-time
  • 70.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.2%Both worked full-time
  • 3.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 8.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.5%Both worked part-time
  • 22.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 54.3%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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