Ellicott 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 Ellicott City?

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There are 73,272 residents in Ellicott City, with a median age of 41.5. Of this, 48.19% are males and 51.81% are females. US-born citizens make up 71.69% of the resident pool in Ellicott City, while non-US-born citizens account for 18.18%. Additionally, 10.12% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 65,354 people in Ellicott City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 73,272 0.8%
Male Population 35,307 0.9%
Female Population 37,965 0.8%
Male population 48.19%
Female population 51.81%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41.5 0.2%
Citizen US Born 52,532 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 13,324 3.9%
Not Citizen 7,416 -5.1%
Citizen US Born 71.69%
Citizen not US Born 18.18%
Not Citizen 10.12%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 674 -12.5%
Moved from Same County 2,597 -20.0%
Moved from Same State 2,428 -2.7%
Moved from Different State 1,560 -0.5%
Same House as Last Year 65,354 2.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.93%
Moved from Same County 3.58%
Moved from Same State 3.34%
Moved from Different State 2.15%
Same House as Last Year 90%

What are the employment statistics in Ellicott City?

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White-collar workers make up 93.14% of the working population in Ellicott City, while blue-collar employees account for 6.86%. There are also 3,503 entrepreneurs in Ellicott City (9.33% of the workforce); 21,216 workers employed in private companies (56.51%); and 8,732 people working in governmental institutions (23.26%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 34,967 0.2%
Blue Collar 2,577 -2.4%
White Collar 93.14%
Blue Collar 6.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,503 1.8%
Private Companies 21,216 -2.6%
Governmental Workers 8,732 4.6%
Not for Profit Companies 4,093 3.5%
Self Employees 9.33%
Private Companies 56.51%
Governmental Workers 23.26%
Not for Profit Companies 10.9%

How many households are there in Ellicott City?

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There are a total of 26,364 households in Ellicott City, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 76.19% of these Ellicott City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 23.81%. Additionally, 41.42% of households have children and 58.58% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 26,364 2.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 20,086 1.1%
Non-family Households 6,278 4.8%
Family Households 76.19%
Non-family Households 23.81%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 10,920 2.1%
Households without Children 15,444 1.8%
Households with Children 41.42%
Households without Children 58.58%

What are the median and average incomes in Ellicott City?

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The average annual household income in Ellicott City is $158,682, while the median household income sits at $132,083 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $158,682 1.1%
Median Household Income $132,083 0.4%
People below Poverty Level 2,861 -1.9%
People above Poverty Level 69,273 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Ellicott City?

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There are 27,263 housing units in Ellicott City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1990. Of the 26,364 occupied housing units in Ellicott City, 71.89% are owner-occupied, while 28.11% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 73.52% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $553,800. In general, housing costs reach $1,961 per month in Ellicott City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 27,263 0.5%
Median Year Built 1990 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 659 -5.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 329 -18.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,185 0.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,777 -14.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,878 -1.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 6,078 -0.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 5,361 2.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,633 6.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,363 12.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 26,364 2.0%
Owner Occupied 18,954 -1.1%
Renter Occupied 7,410 10.6%
Owner Occupied 71.89%
Renter Occupied 28.11%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 13,935 -0.7%
Without Mortgage 5,019 -2.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $553,800 1.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $526,600 3.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,961 -1.1%
With Mortgage 73.52%
Without Mortgage 26.48%

What is the level of education in Ellicott City?

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Approximately 15.88% of the population in Ellicott City holds a high school degree (that's 8,621 residents), while 14.22% have attained a college certificate (8,450 locals) and 30.67% have a bachelor's degree (16,652 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 819 4.1%
Some High School 8,621 -1.2%
Some College 8,450 2.9%
Associate Degree 2,771 -8.6%
Bachelor's Degree 16,652 -2.1%
Graduate Degree 17,709 0.8%
No High School 1.51%
Some High School 15.88%
Some College 14.22%
Associate Degree 5.1%
Bachelor's Degree 30.67%
Graduate Degree 32.62%

What is the marital status of Ellicott City residents?

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A total of 13,656 people in Ellicott City have never been married (which represents 23.61% of the total population), while 37,565 of them are wedded (64.94%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 703 (1.22%) and 3,854 (6.66%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 13,656 -0.3%
Married 37,565 -0.6%
Separated 703 -8.6%
Widowed 2,773 2.5%
Divorced 3,854 4.0%
Never Married 23.61%
Married 64.94%
Separated 1.22%
Widowed 4.79%
Divorced 6.66%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in Ellicott City use to get to work are: car, walking and subway or elevated. A total of 31,691 residents commute by car, 283 prefer going to work by walking and 238 by subway or elevated.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 31,691 -4.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 172 -40.1%
Subway or Elevated 238 N/A
TaxiCab 18 5.9%
Walk 283 -14.5%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
21042 42,157 14,474 $158,858.00 $188,415.00
21043 46,747 16,881 $126,892.00 $152,881.00

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: 21042 21043

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