The table below compares Howard County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 6||79th|
|Population Density1||# 6||79th|
|Diversity Index2||# 3||92nd|
|Median Household Income||# 1||100th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1||100th|
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|Population in Households||299,433|
|Population in Familes||256,259|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,448|
|Average Household Size||2.72|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||115,008 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||79,484 (69.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||30,589 (26.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,935 ( 4.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$474,486|
|Average Home Value||$525,022|
|Median Household Income||$112,624|
|Average Household Income||$137,589|
|Per Capita Income||$50,310|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.48%|
|Per Capita Income||3.32%|
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