Baltimore city, MD

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2022 Population
584,548
1.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
3.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,349
7.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$202,900
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
275,370
0.578% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Baltimore city, MD had a population of 585k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $58,349. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baltimore city, MD declined from 592,211 to 584,548, a −1.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,124 to $58,349, a 7.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore city, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), Other (Hispanic) (2.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%).

None of the households in Baltimore city, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Baltimore city, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore city, MD are Johns Hopkins University (11,331 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,506 degrees), and Loyola University Maryland (1,538 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Baltimore city, MD was $202,900, and the homeownership rate was 47.8%.

Most people in Baltimore city, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore city, MD was 1 car per household.

Baltimore city, MD borders Anne Arundel County, MD and Baltimore County, MD.

Population & Diversity

Baltimore city, MD is home to a population of 585k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.03% of Baltimore city, MD residents were born outside of the country (46.9k people).

In 2022, there were 2.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (355k people) in Baltimore city, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158k White (Non-Hispanic) and 19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Baltimore city, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore city, MD was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore city, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    355k ± 1.33k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    158k ± 654
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    19k ± 1.49k
5.88%
Hispanic Population
34.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (355k people) in Baltimore city, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158k White (Non-Hispanic) and 19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.88% of the people in Baltimore city, MD are hispanic (34.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baltimore city, MD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Maryland.
Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
46.9k people
8.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
48.2k people

As of 2022, 8.03% of Baltimore city, MD residents (46.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baltimore city, MD was 8.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,159 ± 618
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,813 ± 662
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,345 ± 469

Baltimore city, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baltimore city, MD employs 275k people. The largest industries in Baltimore city, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,292 people), Educational Services (37,192 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (24,715 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,277), and Utilities ($77,564).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

275k
2022 Value
± 4,456
−0.578%
1 Year decline
± 2.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore city, MD declined at a rate of −0.578%, from 277k employees to 275k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore city, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,368 people), Management Occupations (28,536 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (22,452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore city, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

275k
2022 Value
± 4,456
−0.578%
1 Year decline
± 2.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baltimore city, MD declined at a rate of −0.578%, from 277k employees to 275k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore city, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,292 people), Educational Services (37,192 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (24,715 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore city, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore city, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,927
Median earning men ± $1,172
$45,860
Median earning women ± $945

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,061), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,159), and Information ($70,284).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,807), Information ($61,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,820).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,407
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,705
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,630
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baltimore City, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 87.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (10.7%), followed by Other (1.29%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Baltimore city, MD awarded 20,415 degrees. The student population of Baltimore city, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 25,652 male students and 40,133 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore city, MD are White (7,881 and 46.8%), followed by Black or African American (3,897 and 23.1%), Asian (2,234 and 13.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,489 and 8.84%).

The largest universities in Baltimore city, MD by number of degrees awarded are Johns Hopkins University (11,331 and 55.5%), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,506 and 12.3%), and Loyola University Maryland (1,538 and 7.53%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore city, MD are Registered Nursing (1,216 and 5.96%), General Education (824 and 4.04%), and General Public Health (819 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore city, MD are $51,870 for private four year colleges, and $6,387 and $18,348 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Baltimore city, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 65,785 (39% men and 61% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 65,785 students enrolled in Baltimore city, MD, 39% men and 61% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,143 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 756 degrees awarded
  2. 612 degrees awarded
  3. 561 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Baltimore city, MD was General Education with 756 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Baltimore city, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,331 degrees awarded
  2. 2,506 degrees awarded
  3. 1,538 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johns Hopkins University with 11,331 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,561 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore city, MD, which is 0.588 times less than the 12,854 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,881 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,897 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($51,870) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,371) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore city, MD was $202,900 in 2022, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,300 to $202,900, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore city, MD is 47.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baltimore city, MD have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore city, MD is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Baltimore city, MD is $58,349. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore city, MD was Census Tract 2711.02 with a value of $229,743, followed by Census Tract 2712 and Census Tract 2713, with respective values of $206,680 and $163,667.

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.969%.

Property

$202,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,756
$118,072
Median Property Taxes
±$2,480

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baltimore city, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.8% of the housing units in Baltimore city, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2711.02
  2. Census Tract 2712
  3. Census Tract 2713

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore city, MD was Census Tract 2711.02 with a value of $229,743, followed by Census Tract 2712 and Census Tract 2713, with respective values of $206,680 and $163,667.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Baltimore city, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,349
Median Household Income
± $916
247k
Number of Households
± 4,118

In 2022, the median household income of the 247k households in Baltimore city, MD grew to $58,349 from the previous year's value of $54,124.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore city, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baltimore city, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (57.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (12.8%)

In 2022, 57.5% of workers in Baltimore city, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (12.8%).

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Commute Time

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore city, MD have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.3% of the workforce in Baltimore city, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore city, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baltimore city, MD have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.969%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore city, MD (111k out of 565k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baltimore city, MD is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.8% of the children was living in poverty in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.57k in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 81.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Baltimore city, MD has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baltimore city, MD see 799 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (958 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1258 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 183 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

799 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baltimore city, MD

Primary care physicians in Baltimore city, MD see an average of 799 patients per year. This represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (958 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baltimore city, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 26.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.49%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
29.3%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore city, MD declined by 6.88% from 5.9% to 5.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baltimore city, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 89.5 in Baltimore city, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.5% in Baltimore city, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7% in Baltimore city, MD.

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