Baltimore City 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 563,348 residents in Baltimore City, with a median age of 36. Of this, 47.21% are males and 52.79% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.52% of the resident pool in Baltimore City, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.77%. Additionally, 4.72% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 472,352 people in Baltimore City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 563,348 -1.4%
Male Population 265,983 -1.3%
Female Population 297,365 -1.5%
Male population 47.21%
Female population 52.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36 0.0%
Citizen US Born 509,934 -1.4%
Citizen not US Born 26,848 1.9%
Not Citizen 26,566 -4.5%
Citizen US Born 90.52%
Citizen not US Born 4.77%
Not Citizen 4.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,517 2.9%
Moved from Same County 47,653 -11.9%
Moved from Same State 19,858 3.9%
Moved from Different State 13,419 -2.2%
Same House as Last Year 472,352 -0.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.63%
Moved from Same County 8.56%
Moved from Same State 3.57%
Moved from Different State 2.41%
Same House as Last Year 84.83%

What are the employment statistics in Baltimore City?

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White-collar workers make up 83.23% of the working population in Baltimore City, while blue-collar employees account for 16.77%. There are also 16,167 entrepreneurs in Baltimore City (6.19% of the workforce); 158,841 workers employed in private companies (60.81%); and 48,130 people working in governmental institutions (18.43%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 217,407 0.3%
Blue Collar 43,791 -2.6%
White Collar 83.23%
Blue Collar 16.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 16,167 -3.7%
Private Companies 158,841 -0.2%
Governmental Workers 48,130 -0.1%
Not for Profit Companies 38,059 1.2%
Self Employees 6.19%
Private Companies 60.81%
Governmental Workers 18.43%
Not for Profit Companies 14.57%

How many households are there in Baltimore City?

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There are a total of 224,607 households in Baltimore City, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 50.28% of these Baltimore City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 49.71%. Additionally, 24.81% of households have children and 75.19% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 224,607 1.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.6%
Family Households 112,943 -1.5%
Non-family Households 111,663 4.2%
Family Households 50.28%
Non-family Households 49.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 55,723 -2.8%
Households without Children 168,883 2.7%
Households with Children 24.81%
Households without Children 75.19%

What are the median and average incomes in Baltimore City?

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The average annual household income in Baltimore City is $79,917, while the median household income sits at $55,304 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $60,458, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $60,925. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $27,314 and $37,047, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $79,917 1.3%
Median Household Income $55,304 1.8%
People below Poverty Level 107,241 -5.8%
People above Poverty Level 429,245 -0.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Baltimore City?

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There are 272,696 housing units in Baltimore City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1951. Of the 224,607 occupied housing units in Baltimore City, 48.86% are owner-occupied, while 51.13% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.37% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $204,400. In general, housing costs reach $1,207 per month in Baltimore City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 272,696 -0.2%
Median Year Built 1951 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 117,566 -2.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 32,320 -1.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 43,872 0.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 23,454 4.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 15,039 -2.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 11,840 2.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 10,692 3.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 9,964 6.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 7,949 23.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 224,607 1.3%
Owner Occupied 109,754 1.4%
Renter Occupied 114,852 1.2%
Owner Occupied 48.86%
Renter Occupied 51.13%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 75,039 2.2%
Without Mortgage 34,716 -0.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $204,400 8.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $166,350 4.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,207 5.0%
With Mortgage 68.37%
Without Mortgage 31.63%

What is the level of education in Baltimore City?

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Approximately 39.41% of the population in Baltimore City holds a high school degree (that's 175,066 residents), while 21.48% have attained a college certificate (95,436 locals) and 16.12% have a bachelor's degree (71,633 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 18,408 -5.0%
Some High School 175,066 -2.9%
Some College 95,436 -0.8%
Associate Degree 21,876 3.6%
Bachelor's Degree 71,633 -0.4%
Graduate Degree 61,827 4.7%
No High School 4.14%
Some High School 39.41%
Some College 21.48%
Associate Degree 4.92%
Bachelor's Degree 16.12%
Graduate Degree 13.92%

What is the marital status of Baltimore City residents?

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A total of 239,959 people in Baltimore City have never been married (which represents 50.24% of the total population), while 142,579 of them are wedded (29.85%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 14,159 (2.96%) and 52,543 (11%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 239,959 -0.6%
Married 142,579 -2.2%
Separated 14,159 -4.1%
Widowed 28,394 -4.9%
Divorced 52,543 0.9%
Never Married 50.24%
Married 29.85%
Separated 2.96%
Widowed 5.94%
Divorced 11%

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 176,177 residents commute by car, 32,853 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 15,587 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 176,177 -1.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 32,853 -8.6%
Railroad 637 1.8%
Ferryboat 203 -12.5%
Bicycle 2,091 -8.1%
Motorcycle 208 44.4%
TaxiCab 1,551 8.9%
Walk 15,587 -4.9%

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 17,534 9,731 $45,797.00 $62,742.00
21202 21,880 9,865 $51,672.00 $72,366.00
21205 15,900 5,251 $33,645.00 $47,626.00
21206 51,670 20,100 $55,304.00 $69,697.00
21207 50,440 19,066 $57,563.00 $72,311.00
21209 28,621 11,359 $83,610.00 $120,219.00
21210 16,076 5,130 $102,885.00 $170,517.00
21211 15,735 7,782 $71,572.00 $91,786.00
21212 33,865 12,243 $81,978.00 $131,819.00
21213 30,596 11,129 $44,429.00 $60,608.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 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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