Harford County MD Information


Harford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 255,583
Population in Households 252,840
Population in Familes 216,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,743
Population Density1 585
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 93,991
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 68,644
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72,807 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,184 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,583 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $287,765
Average Home Value $329,542


Median Household Income $80,763
Average Household Income $96,598
Per Capita Income $35,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.68%
Households 0.66% 0.66%
Families 0.55% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Harford County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harford County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 7 75th
Population Density1 # 7 75th
Diversity Index2 # 15 42nd
Median Household Income # 10 63rd
Per Capita Income # 11 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.