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 620,488 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 620,488
Daytime Population: Workers 393,674
Daytime Population: Residents 331,474
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 725,148
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 594,367
Population in Familes 416,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 26,121
Population Density2 7,666
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $41,545
Average Household Income $61,567
Per Capita Income $25,730


Total Housing Units 303,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112,390 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 137,706 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53,636 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $162,309
Average Home Value $209,121


Total Households 250,096
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 132,379
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.08%
Households 0.01% -0.05%
Families -0.17% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 Density # 15 97th
Diversity Index # 126 76th
Median Household Income # 478 8th
Per Capita Income # 388 25th

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