Charles County Demographics

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

What is the population of Charles County?

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There are 162,271 residents in Charles County, with a median age of 44.5. Of this, 48.29% are males and 51.71% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.76% of the resident pool in Charles County, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.83%. Additionally, 2.41% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 143,469 people in Charles County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 162,271 1.2%
Male Population 78,367 1.1%
Female Population 83,904 1.3%
Male population 48.29%
Female population 51.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 44.5 8.8%
Citizen US Born 148,897 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 9,464 4.1%
Not Citizen 3,910 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 91.76%
Citizen not US Born 5.83%
Not Citizen 2.41%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 339 -33.7%
Moved from Same County 7,144 -10.9%
Moved from Same State 5,609 5.5%
Moved from Different State 3,992 19.4%
Same House as Last Year 143,469 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.21%
Moved from Same County 4.45%
Moved from Same State 3.49%
Moved from Different State 2.49%
Same House as Last Year 89.36%

What are the employment statistics in Charles County?

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White-collar workers make up 81.61% of the working population in Charles County, while blue-collar employees account for 18.39%. There are also 5,221 entrepreneurs in Charles County (6.41% of the workforce); 43,892 workers employed in private companies (53.9%); and 27,304 people working in governmental institutions (33.53%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 66,454 0.6%
Blue Collar 14,979 1.1%
White Collar 81.61%
Blue Collar 18.39%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 5,221 4.4%
Private Companies 43,892 -4.0%
Governmental Workers 27,304 8.0%
Not for Profit Companies 5,016 2.5%
Self Employees 6.41%
Private Companies 53.9%
Governmental Workers 33.53%
Not for Profit Companies 6.16%

How many households are there in Charles County?

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There are a total of 57,487 households in Charles County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 73.06% of these Charles County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 26.94%. Additionally, 38.27% of households have children and 61.73% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 57,487 1.5%
Average People Per Household 3 -3.6%
Family Households 41,999 1.8%
Non-family Households 15,488 0.8%
Family Households 73.06%
Non-family Households 26.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 21,998 3.6%
Households without Children 35,489 0.3%
Households with Children 38.27%
Households without Children 61.73%

What are the median and average incomes in Charles County?

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The average annual household income in Charles County is $116,596, while the median household income sits at $99,306 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $106,019, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $129,028. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $78,750 and $66,094, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $116,596 3.5%
Median Household Income $99,306 -4.1%
People below Poverty Level 10,150 7.1%
People above Poverty Level 147,798 1.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Charles County?

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There are 61,334 housing units in Charles County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1986. Of the 57,487 occupied housing units in Charles County, 76.79% are owner-occupied, while 23.21% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 79.46% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $345,550. In general, housing costs reach $1,831 per month in Charles County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 61,334 1.3%
Median Year Built 1986 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,901 7.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,518 14.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,697 9.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 4,728 -8.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 9,048 -7.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 11,162 7.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 11,490 -6.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 11,539 0.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 7,251 21.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 57,487 1.5%
Owner Occupied 44,147 1.6%
Renter Occupied 13,340 1.3%
Owner Occupied 76.79%
Renter Occupied 23.21%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 35,080 0.1%
Without Mortgage 9,067 7.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $345,550 3.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $307,850 6.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,831 -1.4%
With Mortgage 79.46%
Without Mortgage 20.54%

What is the level of education in Charles County?

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Approximately 35.8% of the population in Charles County holds a high school degree (that's 45,650 residents), while 27.9% have attained a college certificate (35,584 locals) and 15.69% have a bachelor's degree (20,004 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,663 -1.0%
Some High School 45,650 0.4%
Some College 35,584 1.3%
Associate Degree 10,088 1.9%
Bachelor's Degree 20,004 3.2%
Graduate Degree 13,534 6.5%
No High School 2.09%
Some High School 35.8%
Some College 27.9%
Associate Degree 7.91%
Bachelor's Degree 15.69%
Graduate Degree 10.61%

What is the marital status of Charles County residents?

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A total of 45,117 people in Charles County have never been married (which represents 33.95% of the total population), while 66,652 of them are wedded (50.16%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,247 (1.69%) and 12,470 (9.38%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 45,117 2.8%
Married 66,652 1.2%
Separated 2,247 0.6%
Widowed 6,389 2.8%
Divorced 12,470 -2.6%
Never Married 33.95%
Married 50.16%
Separated 1.69%
Widowed 4.81%
Divorced 9.38%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in Charles County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 71,352 residents commute by car, 3,351 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 648 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 71,352 -1.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,351 -10.6%
Bicycle 16 -50.0%
Motorcycle 3 -86.4%
TaxiCab 76 18.8%
Walk 648 -12.9%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
20601 26,236 9,317 $104,624.00 $119,433.00
20602 26,835 9,987 $88,794.00 $97,570.00
20603 32,726 11,248 $122,816.00 $138,473.00
20611 1,354 512 $97,500.00 $137,463.00
20612 181 118 $0.00 $33,139.00
20616 6,728 2,388 $96,625.00 $107,072.00
20617 715 255 $140,208.00 $180,014.00
20622 6,692 1,789 $99,306.00 $118,972.00
20625 929 415 $0.00 $79,104.00
20632 314 88 $109,063.00 $113,931.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 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: 20601 20602 20603 20611 20612 20616 20617 20622 20625 20632 20637 20640 20645 20646 20658 20662 20664 20675 20677 20693 20695

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