Howard County MD Information


Howard County Subdivisions

Howard County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 327,599
Population in Households 325,902
Population in Familes 279,528
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,697
Population Density1 1,307
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $116,238
Average Household Income $151,312
Per Capita Income $54,775


Total Housing Units 122,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85,417 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,766 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,093 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $458,964
Average Home Value $533,405


Total Households 118,183
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 85,276
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.61% 1.57%
Households 1.47% 1.49%
Families 1.35% 1.4%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


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

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.