Baltimore, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Baltimore, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland with a population of 613,084 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 613,084
Population in Households 586,993
Population in Familes 414,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 26,091
Population Density2 7,574
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $42,785
Average Household Income $64,300
Per Capita Income $26,918


Total Housing Units 303,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115,828 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 131,922 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55,969 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $167,330
Average Home Value $215,503


Total Households 247,750
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 130,670
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.37%
Households -0.1% -0.34%
Families -0.31% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

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, 2018 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 # 476 8th
Per Capita Income # 384 26th

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