West Baltimore, Central Maryland, MD Demographics

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

What is the population of West Baltimore?

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There are 327,609 residents in West Baltimore, with a median age of 39. Of this, 46.68% are males and 53.32% are females. US-born citizens make up 83.96% of the resident pool in West Baltimore, while non-US-born citizens account for 9.79%. Additionally, 6.26% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 283,881 people in West Baltimore currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 327,609 2.0%
Male Population 152,930 2.7%
Female Population 174,678 1.4%
Male population 46.68%
Female population 53.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39 -2.5%
Citizen US Born 275,045 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 32,060 8.9%
Not Citizen 20,504 2.5%
Citizen US Born 83.96%
Citizen not US Born 9.79%
Not Citizen 6.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,110 -7.9%
Moved from Same County 20,535 -4.7%
Moved from Same State 12,714 5.8%
Moved from Different State 4,803 -7.8%
Same House as Last Year 283,881 2.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.65%
Moved from Same County 6.34%
Moved from Same State 3.92%
Moved from Different State 1.48%
Same House as Last Year 87.61%

What are the employment statistics in West Baltimore?

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White-collar workers make up 84.45% of the working population in West Baltimore, while blue-collar employees account for 15.55%. There are also 12,936 entrepreneurs in West Baltimore (7.83% of the workforce); 98,830 workers employed in private companies (59.83%); and 34,746 people working in governmental institutions (21.03%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 139,505 0.6%
Blue Collar 25,678 3.5%
White Collar 84.45%
Blue Collar 15.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 12,936 -1.6%
Private Companies 98,830 0.3%
Governmental Workers 34,746 3.7%
Not for Profit Companies 18,671 2.0%
Self Employees 7.83%
Private Companies 59.83%
Governmental Workers 21.03%
Not for Profit Companies 11.3%

How many households are there in West Baltimore?

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There are a total of 125,421 households in West Baltimore, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 62.83% of these West Baltimore households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.17%. Additionally, 29.81% of households have children and 70.19% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 125,421 2.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 78,802 1.6%
Non-family Households 46,619 3.2%
Family Households 62.83%
Non-family Households 37.17%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 37,392 0.8%
Households without Children 88,029 2.8%
Households with Children 29.81%
Households without Children 70.19%

What are the median and average incomes in West Baltimore?

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The average annual household income in West Baltimore is $112,069, while the median household income sits at $87,321 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $89,672, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $109,923. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $54,142 and $55,203, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $112,069 4.4%
Median Household Income $87,321 5.0%
People below Poverty Level 30,608 3.9%
People above Poverty Level 285,433 1.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Baltimore?

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There are 132,261 housing units in West Baltimore, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 125,421 occupied housing units in West Baltimore, 63.38% are owner-occupied, while 36.62% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.23% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $299,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,482 per month in West Baltimore.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 132,261 1.7%
Median Year Built 1972 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 12,437 1.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 6,135 3.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 22,135 0.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 20,049 4.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 16,718 2.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 17,787 0.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 20,785 0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 11,305 3.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 4,852 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 57 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 125,421 2.2%
Owner Occupied 79,489 2.1%
Renter Occupied 45,932 2.5%
Owner Occupied 63.38%
Renter Occupied 36.62%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 57,412 1.4%
Without Mortgage 22,077 3.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $299,100 3.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $264,600 4.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,482 4.3%
With Mortgage 72.23%
Without Mortgage 27.77%

What is the level of education in West Baltimore?

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Approximately 28.94% of the population in West Baltimore holds a high school degree (that's 75,223 residents), while 23.95% have attained a college certificate (62,248 locals) and 20.92% have a bachelor's degree (54,370 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 7,591 9.0%
Some High School 75,223 -0.4%
Some College 62,248 1.6%
Associate Degree 17,913 2.3%
Bachelor's Degree 54,370 0.2%
Graduate Degree 42,569 4.3%
No High School 2.92%
Some High School 28.94%
Some College 23.95%
Associate Degree 6.89%
Bachelor's Degree 20.92%
Graduate Degree 16.38%

What is the marital status of West Baltimore residents?

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A total of 101,818 people in West Baltimore have never been married (which represents 36.99% of the total population), while 119,886 of them are wedded (43.56%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 6,779 (2.46%) and 29,339 (10.66%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 101,818 2.3%
Married 119,886 1.6%
Separated 6,779 -5.3%
Widowed 17,401 -0.2%
Divorced 29,339 -0.5%
Never Married 36.99%
Married 43.56%
Separated 2.46%
Widowed 6.32%
Divorced 10.66%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in West Baltimore use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 130,604 residents commute by car, 4,639 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 2,104 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 130,604 -3.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 4,639 1.1%
Railroad 190 4.4%
Bicycle 187 25.5%
Motorcycle 135 5.5%
TaxiCab 661 54.8%
Walk 2,104 -1.2%

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: 21071 21117 21133 21136 21153 21155 21207 21208 21209 21227 21228 21229 21244 21250

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