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Baltimore, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland with a population of 608,997 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.2904 and longitude -76.6122 in Baltimore (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baltimore 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Baltimore, MD Housing Affordability Index is 127
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Baltimore, MD Wealth Index is 68
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 608,997
Population in Households 582,886
Population in Familes 408,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 26,111
Population Density 7,524
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,869
Average Household Income $73,577
Per Capita Income $29,945
Wealth Index3 68

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 301,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119,678 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 126,608 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 55,007 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $163,678
Housing Affordability Index2 127
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 246,286
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 129,801
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.21% -0.32%
Households -0.16% -0.29%
Families -0.35% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2019 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 # 127 75th
Median Household Income # 461 11th
Per Capita Income # 352 32nd

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