Baltimore, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Baltimore, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland with a population of 620,610 as of July 1, 2016. Baltimore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baltimore is located at latitude 39.3 and longitude -76.6105 in Baltimore (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baltimore (see map below) encompass a land area of 80.94 sq. miles and a water area of 11.11 sq. miles. Baltimore (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Baltimore (GNIS ID: 1702381) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Baltimore is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore (city) County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baltimore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baltimore: Baltemore Town, Baltimore City, Charm City, Jonas Town, Jones Town, Jonestown, Old Town, Oldtown.

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Baltimore, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 620,610
Population in Households 595,251
Population in Familes 417,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,359
Population Density1 7,667
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 252,040
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 133,581
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 303,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112,469 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 139,571 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51,181 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $154,404
Average Home Value $201,196


Median Household Income $40,682
Average Household Income $59,369
Per Capita Income $24,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.01%
Households 0.14% 0.11%
Families -0.05% -0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Baltimore, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baltimore to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 126 76th
Median Household Income # 485 7th
Per Capita Income # 390 25th

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