Baltimore Highlands, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Baltimore Highlands, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Baltimore Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 7,122 as of July 1, 2016. Baltimore Highlands 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 Highlands is located at latitude 39.2359 and longitude -76.6374 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Baltimore Highlands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Baltimore Highlands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583576) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Baltimore Highlands Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

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

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


Total Population 7,122
Population in Households 7,122
Population in Familes 5,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,117
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 2,530
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 1,740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,203 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,327 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $201,035
Average Home Value $217,092


Median Household Income $50,688
Average Household Income $56,494
Per Capita Income $20,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.42%
Households 0.03% 0.28%
Families -0.1% 0.18%
Median Household Income   -1.21%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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 Highlands, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baltimore Highlands 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 # 160 69th
Population Density1 # 81 85th
Diversity Index2 # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 427 18th
Per Capita Income # 482 7th

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