Maryland Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Maryland?

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There are 6,148,545 residents in Maryland, with a median age of 38.9. Of this, 48.71% are males and 51.29% are females. US-born citizens make up 82.98% of the resident pool in Maryland, while non-US-born citizens account for 9.94%. Additionally, 7.08% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 5,305,430 people in Maryland currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,148,545 1.8%
Male Population 2,995,146 2.4%
Female Population 3,153,399 1.3%
Male population 48.71%
Female population 51.29%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.9 0.3%
Citizen US Born 5,102,226 1.5%
Citizen not US Born 611,235 4.7%
Not Citizen 435,084 1.5%
Citizen US Born 82.98%
Citizen not US Born 9.94%
Not Citizen 7.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 40,585 -6.3%
Moved from Same County 395,357 -3.2%
Moved from Same State 179,971 1.5%
Moved from Different State 161,673 1.0%
Same House as Last Year 5,305,430 2.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.67%
Moved from Same County 6.5%
Moved from Same State 2.96%
Moved from Different State 2.66%
Same House as Last Year 87.22%

What are the employment statistics in Maryland?

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White-collar workers make up 83.23% of the working population in Maryland, while blue-collar employees account for 16.77%. There are also 274,498 entrepreneurs in Maryland (8.8% of the workforce); 1,846,066 workers employed in private companies (59.15%); and 683,102 people working in governmental institutions (21.89%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,597,534 1.4%
Blue Collar 523,443 1.9%
White Collar 83.23%
Blue Collar 16.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 274,498 3.6%
Private Companies 1,846,066 0.6%
Governmental Workers 683,102 2.2%
Not for Profit Companies 317,311 3.1%
Self Employees 8.8%
Private Companies 59.15%
Governmental Workers 21.89%
Not for Profit Companies 10.17%

How many households are there in Maryland?

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There are a total of 2,294,270 households in Maryland, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.11% of these Maryland households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.89%. Additionally, 31.45% of households have children and 68.55% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,294,270 2.9%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 1,516,689 2.5%
Non-family Households 777,581 3.5%
Family Households 66.11%
Non-family Households 33.89%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 721,439 1.9%
Households without Children 1,572,831 3.3%
Households with Children 31.45%
Households without Children 68.55%

What are the median and average incomes in Maryland?

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The average annual household income in Maryland is $120,234, while the median household income sits at $91,431 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $94,783, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $110,664. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $45,559 and $65,655, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $120,234 5.2%
Median Household Income $91,431 5.0%
People below Poverty Level 542,890 3.6%
People above Poverty Level 5,400,420 1.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Maryland?

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There are 2,516,341 housing units in Maryland, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 2,294,270 occupied housing units in Maryland, 67.29% are owner-occupied, while 32.71% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.29% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $346,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,605 per month in Maryland.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,516,341 2.3%
Median Year Built 1978 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 284,636 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 130,857 2.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 280,605 1.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 289,944 2.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 346,822 0.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 378,966 1.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 353,294 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 281,842 2.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 165,931 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 3,444 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,294,270 2.9%
Owner Occupied 1,543,719 3.2%
Renter Occupied 750,551 2.2%
Owner Occupied 67.29%
Renter Occupied 32.71%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,115,878 2.9%
Without Mortgage 427,841 4.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $346,500 3.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $314,600 4.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,605 4.0%
With Mortgage 72.29%
Without Mortgage 27.71%

What is the level of education in Maryland?

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Approximately 30.69% of the population in Maryland holds a high school degree (that's 1,465,695 residents), while 20.51% have attained a college certificate (1,072,668 locals) and 21.13% have a bachelor's degree (1,008,999 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 169,014 0.3%
Some High School 1,465,695 0.7%
Some College 1,072,668 1.0%
Associate Degree 317,519 2.4%
Bachelor's Degree 1,008,999 3.0%
Graduate Degree 834,782 4.2%
No High School 3.54%
Some High School 30.69%
Some College 20.51%
Associate Degree 6.65%
Bachelor's Degree 21.13%
Graduate Degree 17.48%

What is the marital status of Maryland residents?

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A total of 1,776,223 people in Maryland have never been married (which represents 35.44% of the total population), while 2,464,994 of them are wedded (49.19%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 94,683 (1.89%) and 494,780 (9.87%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,776,223 2.1%
Married 2,464,994 1.9%
Separated 94,683 -1.7%
Widowed 275,429 -0.8%
Divorced 494,780 1.6%
Never Married 35.44%
Married 49.19%
Separated 1.89%
Widowed 5.5%
Divorced 9.87%

What are the most common means of transportation in Maryland?

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The top three means of transportation people in Maryland use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 2,411,224 residents commute by car, 95,629 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 61,787 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,411,224 -1.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 95,629 -11.5%
Subway or Elevated 17,302 N/A
Railroad 2,111 2.8%
Ferryboat 489 2.1%
Bicycle 9,105 -1.4%
Motorcycle 1,977 -7.1%
TaxiCab 10,910 8.5%
Walk 61,787 -4.8%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.