Baltimore County, 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 County?

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There are 1,113,254 residents in Baltimore County, with a median age of 41. Of this, 47.33% are males and 52.67% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.14% of the resident pool in Baltimore County, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.82%. Additionally, 5.04% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 970,562 people in Baltimore County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,113,254 1.8%
Male Population 526,868 2.4%
Female Population 586,386 1.3%
Male population 47.33%
Female population 52.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41 -2.4%
Citizen US Born 970,141 1.6%
Citizen not US Born 87,056 7.3%
Not Citizen 56,057 -1.6%
Citizen US Born 87.14%
Citizen not US Born 7.82%
Not Citizen 5.04%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 5,897 -14.0%
Moved from Same County 68,472 -3.2%
Moved from Same State 39,324 1.3%
Moved from Different State 17,310 -6.7%
Same House as Last Year 970,562 2.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.54%
Moved from Same County 6.22%
Moved from Same State 3.57%
Moved from Different State 1.57%
Same House as Last Year 88.11%

What are the employment statistics in Baltimore County?

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White-collar workers make up 82.82% of the working population in Baltimore County, while blue-collar employees account for 17.18%. There are also 45,031 entrepreneurs in Baltimore County (8.03% of the workforce); 347,976 workers employed in private companies (62.02%); and 102,895 people working in governmental institutions (18.34%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 464,632 1.1%
Blue Collar 96,402 2.9%
White Collar 82.82%
Blue Collar 17.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 45,031 2.7%
Private Companies 347,976 0.5%
Governmental Workers 102,895 3.7%
Not for Profit Companies 65,132 1.7%
Self Employees 8.03%
Private Companies 62.02%
Governmental Workers 18.34%
Not for Profit Companies 11.61%

How many households are there in Baltimore County?

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There are a total of 429,315 households in Baltimore County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 62.73% of these Baltimore County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.27%. Additionally, 29.41% of households have children and 70.59% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 429,315 3.0%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 269,318 2.7%
Non-family Households 159,997 3.3%
Family Households 62.73%
Non-family Households 37.27%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 126,271 2.0%
Households without Children 303,044 3.4%
Households with Children 29.41%
Households without Children 70.59%

What are the median and average incomes in Baltimore County?

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The average annual household income in Baltimore County is $130,297, while the median household income sits at $93,792 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $108,344, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $116,291. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $44,770 and $60,667, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $130,297 4.8%
Median Household Income $93,792 4.3%
People below Poverty Level 106,703 1.9%
People above Poverty Level 967,077 1.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Baltimore County?

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There are 461,194 housing units in Baltimore County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 429,315 occupied housing units in Baltimore County, 65.08% are owner-occupied, while 34.92% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.46% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $348,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,576 per month in Baltimore County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 461,194 2.4%
Median Year Built 1974 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 59,090 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 36,849 2.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 89,064 1.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 58,067 3.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 56,665 3.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 54,783 0.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 55,500 3.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 34,305 4.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 16,584 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 287 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 429,315 3.0%
Owner Occupied 279,414 3.6%
Renter Occupied 149,901 1.7%
Owner Occupied 65.08%
Renter Occupied 34.92%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 194,084 3.1%
Without Mortgage 85,330 4.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $348,000 4.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $322,800 6.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,576 4.4%
With Mortgage 69.46%
Without Mortgage 30.54%

What is the level of education in Baltimore County?

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Approximately 31.47% of the population in Baltimore County holds a high school degree (that's 278,772 residents), while 22.93% have attained a college certificate (203,091 locals) and 20.42% have a bachelor's degree (180,900 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 25,917 -2.1%
Some High School 278,772 -0.2%
Some College 203,091 1.5%
Associate Degree 59,003 2.3%
Bachelor's Degree 180,900 2.5%
Graduate Degree 138,020 5.9%
No High School 2.93%
Some High School 31.47%
Some College 22.93%
Associate Degree 6.66%
Bachelor's Degree 20.42%
Graduate Degree 15.58%

What is the marital status of Baltimore County residents?

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A total of 342,489 people in Baltimore County have never been married (which represents 36.78% of the total population), while 414,491 of them are wedded (44.51%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 19,899 (2.14%) and 95,540 (10.26%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 342,489 1.6%
Married 414,491 2.0%
Separated 19,899 -1.9%
Widowed 58,854 -1.3%
Divorced 95,540 1.6%
Never Married 36.78%
Married 44.51%
Separated 2.14%
Widowed 6.32%
Divorced 10.26%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in Baltimore County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 447,808 residents commute by car, 21,021 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 10,127 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 447,808 -1.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 21,021 -5.2%
Railroad 575 9.7%
Ferryboat 164 20.6%
Bicycle 821 -7.3%
Motorcycle 500 15.2%
TaxiCab 2,335 15.8%
Walk 10,127 -6.3%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
21013 5,297 1,855 $148,224.00 $172,259.00
21030 25,900 10,843 $85,831.00 $130,792.00
21031 26 18 $0.00 $0.00
21051 149 63 $170,972.00 $164,197.00
21052 670 249 $68,542.00 $88,407.00
21053 3,126 1,123 $97,865.00 $129,806.00
21057 4,485 1,614 $131,184.00 $151,530.00
21071 463 158 $0.00 $121,365.00
21074 14,887 6,005 $87,679.00 $110,962.00
21082 740 272 $130,938.00 $150,393.00

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: 21013 21030 21031 21051 21052 21053 21057 21071 21074 21082 21087 21093 21102 21104 21105 21111 21117 21120 21128 21131 21133 21136 21152 21153 21155 21156 21161 21162 21163 21204 21206 21207 21208 21209 21210 21212 21219 21220 21221 21222 21224 21227 21228 21229 21234 21236 21237 21239 21244 21250 21252 21286