Howard County MD Information

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  1. Howard County 2019 Demographic Data
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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Howard County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

POPULATION

Total Population 329,952
Population in Households 328,255
Population in Familes 280,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,697
Population Density 1,316
Diversity Index1 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $113,456
Average Household Income $152,886
Per Capita Income $55,177
Wealth Index3 209

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 123,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87,800 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,262 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,164 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $460,170
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 119,062
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 85,870
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 1.52% 1.38%
Households 1.39% 1.31%
Families 1.28% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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Howard County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 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 # 6 79th
Population Density # 6 79th
Diversity Index # 3 92nd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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