Baltimore City, MD Demographics

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

What is the population of Baltimore City?

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There are 554,542 residents in Baltimore City, with a median age of 35. Of this, 47.31% are males and 52.69% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.41% of the resident pool in Baltimore City, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.15%. Additionally, 4.43% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 469,817 people in Baltimore City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 554,542 -1.6%
Male Population 262,349 -1.4%
Female Population 292,193 -1.7%
Male population 47.31%
Female population 52.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35 -2.8%
Citizen US Born 501,390 -1.7%
Citizen not US Born 28,585 6.5%
Not Citizen 24,568 -7.5%
Citizen US Born 90.41%
Citizen not US Born 5.15%
Not Citizen 4.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,256 -7.4%
Moved from Same County 41,452 -13.0%
Moved from Same State 19,685 -0.9%
Moved from Different State 13,941 3.9%
Same House as Last Year 469,817 -0.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.59%
Moved from Same County 7.56%
Moved from Same State 3.59%
Moved from Different State 2.54%
Same House as Last Year 85.71%

What are the employment statistics in Baltimore City?

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White-collar workers make up 83.35% of the working population in Baltimore City, while blue-collar employees account for 16.65%. There are also 16,744 entrepreneurs in Baltimore City (6.52% of the workforce); 154,514 workers employed in private companies (60.16%); and 47,829 people working in governmental institutions (18.62%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 214,068 -1.5%
Blue Collar 42,757 -2.4%
White Collar 83.35%
Blue Collar 16.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 16,744 3.6%
Private Companies 154,514 -2.7%
Governmental Workers 47,829 -0.6%
Not for Profit Companies 37,738 -0.8%
Self Employees 6.52%
Private Companies 60.16%
Governmental Workers 18.62%
Not for Profit Companies 14.69%

How many households are there in Baltimore City?

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There are a total of 227,226 households in Baltimore City, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 49.94% of these Baltimore City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 50.06%. Additionally, 24.19% of households have children and 75.81% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 227,226 1.2%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.9%
Family Households 113,484 0.5%
Non-family Households 113,741 1.9%
Family Households 49.94%
Non-family Households 50.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 54,972 -1.4%
Households without Children 172,254 2.0%
Households with Children 24.19%
Households without Children 75.81%

What are the median and average incomes in Baltimore City?

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The average annual household income in Baltimore City is $81,172, while the median household income sits at $57,011 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $63,886, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $58,349. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,933 and $39,167, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $81,172 1.6%
Median Household Income $57,011 3.1%
People below Poverty Level 106,634 -0.6%
People above Poverty Level 421,072 -1.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Baltimore City?

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There are 272,839 housing units in Baltimore City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1954. Of the 227,226 occupied housing units in Baltimore City, 49.1% are owner-occupied, while 50.9% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.5% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $212,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,214 per month in Baltimore City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 272,839 0.1%
Median Year Built 1954 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 113,626 -3.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 32,547 0.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 44,821 2.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 24,058 2.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 15,618 3.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 11,962 1.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 10,697 0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 10,106 1.4%
Built between 2010 and 2019 9,286 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 118 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 227,226 1.2%
Owner Occupied 111,568 1.6%
Renter Occupied 115,658 0.7%
Owner Occupied 49.1%
Renter Occupied 50.9%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 76,423 1.8%
Without Mortgage 35,145 1.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $212,000 3.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $187,000 12.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,214 0.6%
With Mortgage 68.5%
Without Mortgage 31.5%

What is the level of education in Baltimore City?

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Approximately 38.62% of the population in Baltimore City holds a high school degree (that's 169,159 residents), while 21.27% have attained a college certificate (93,184 locals) and 16.69% have a bachelor's degree (73,121 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 16,639 -9.6%
Some High School 169,159 -3.4%
Some College 93,184 -2.4%
Associate Degree 21,598 -1.3%
Bachelor's Degree 73,121 2.1%
Graduate Degree 64,320 4.0%
No High School 3.8%
Some High School 38.62%
Some College 21.27%
Associate Degree 4.93%
Bachelor's Degree 16.69%
Graduate Degree 14.68%

What is the marital status of Baltimore City residents?

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A total of 234,615 people in Baltimore City have never been married (which represents 49.83% of the total population), while 143,090 of them are wedded (30.39%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 14,386 (3.06%) and 51,395 (10.92%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 234,615 -2.2%
Married 143,090 0.4%
Separated 14,386 1.6%
Widowed 27,341 -3.7%
Divorced 51,395 -2.2%
Never Married 49.83%
Married 30.39%
Separated 3.06%
Widowed 5.81%
Divorced 10.92%

What are the most common means of transportation in Baltimore City?

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The top three means of transportation people in Baltimore City use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 168,795 residents commute by car, 28,763 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 14,616 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 168,795 -4.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 28,763 -12.4%
Railroad 667 4.7%
Ferryboat 178 -12.3%
Bicycle 1,867 -10.7%
Motorcycle 211 1.4%
TaxiCab 1,718 10.8%
Walk 14,616 -6.2%

What is the median and average household income in Baltimore City by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
21201 17,773 10,068 $40,932.00 $60,736.00
21202 21,314 10,095 $54,477.00 $76,254.00
21205 15,319 5,265 $33,493.00 $47,487.00
21206 51,643 20,047 $58,036.00 $74,627.00
21207 51,927 19,360 $57,011.00 $74,297.00
21209 30,146 11,511 $86,730.00 $125,763.00
21210 15,942 5,337 $106,925.00 $168,875.00
21211 16,420 8,333 $74,430.00 $92,742.00
21212 34,525 12,679 $88,679.00 $145,287.00
21213 29,579 11,288 $44,121.00 $58,229.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 21201 21202 21205 21206 21207 21209 21210 21211 21212 21213 21214 21215 21216 21217 21218 21223 21224 21225 21226 21229 21230 21231 21239 21251

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