Howard County, Maryland Population 2018

Howard County, Maryland's estimated population is 321,113 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Maryland is the 6th largest county in Maryland.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017312,495-8,618-2.68%
2017321,1134,1471.31%
2016316,9664,5661.46%
2015312,4004,6161.50%
2014307,7843,5741.17%
2013304,2104,6581.55%
2012299,5525,6941.94%
2011293,8585,2531.82%
2010288,605101,27754.06%
1990187,32868,75657.99%
1980118,57256,66191.52%
197061,91125,75971.25%
196036,15213,03356.37%
195023,1195,94434.61%
194017,1751,0066.22%
193016,1693432.17%
192015,826-280-1.74%
191016,106-609-3.64%
190016,7154462.74%
189016,2691290.80%
188016,1401,99014.06%
187014,1508126.09%
186013,3380.00%

Howard County, Maryland Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White183,406
Black or African American57,755
Asian54,328
Two or More Races12,646
Some Other Race3,727
American Indian and Alaska Native592
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander41

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Howard County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Howard County, Maryland Median Age

38.7


Total

37.5


Male

39.7


Female

Howard County, Maryland Adults

There are 235,647 adults, (39,232 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Maryland.

Howard County, Maryland Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female

159,652

51.09%

Male

152,843

48.91%

Howard County, Maryland Households and Families

Howard County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Howard County, Maryland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All73.7%26.3%
Male68.9%31.1%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
Female54%46%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Maryland Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All111,3372.7973.7
Married66,8263.3584.6
Non Family29,0431.2757.3
Female11,6473.2154
Male3,8213.268.9

3.27

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Howard County, Maryland Households

Howard County, Maryland Education

Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5462.16%
9th to 12th Grade5,3862.56%
High School Graduate29,43714.00%
Some College30,34514.43%
Associates Degree11,8515.63%
Bachelors Degree63,32530.11%
Graduate Degree65,44831.12%

Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White121,659118,08377,212
Black37,04235,39718,818
Asian36,76334,15026,266
Hispanic11,3999,3764,399
Multiple Races4,2553,9752,549
Other Race1,9731,715751
Native American431431145
Islander4141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 71.45%.

Howard County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,439$82,617$52,193
Less Than High School$27,500$31,171$21,250
High School Grad$35,148$43,850$27,385
Some College$46,508$58,565$38,130
Bachelors Degree$71,071$89,514$56,398
Graduate Degree$96,277$116,004$78,027

$66,439

Average Earnings

$82,617

Average Male

$52,193

Average Female

Howard County, Maryland Language

Howard County, Maryland Language by Age

Howard County, Maryland Language

74.77% of Howard County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 25.23% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 10.36% of the population.

Howard County, Maryland Poverty

Howard County, Maryland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black57,0665,89610.33%
White168,0204,9612.95%
Asian54,1502,9695.48%
Hispanic20,0201,5507.74%
Multiple12,5778286.58%
Other3,7102506.74%
Native592488.11%

5.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.66%

Male Poverty Rate

5.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Maryland is Black, with 10.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Maryland is White, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.77%.

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.55%
High School9.10%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.15%
Male Unemployed13.57%
Female Employed3.28%
Male Employed1.96%

Howard County, Maryland Income

Howard County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$115,576$140,873
Families$135,226$159,182
Married Families$150,697$175,600
Non Families$72,090$84,706

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

Howard County, Maryland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Howard County, Maryland Veterans

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by War

17,630

Number of Veterans

15,083

Male Veterans

2,547

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,410
First Gulf War5,374
Second Gulf War4,448
Korea1,190
World War II578

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,685
65 to 744,147
55 to 643,129
75+3,040
18 to 341,629

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,7948.93%
Black3,6788.73%
Hispanic1,0688.05%
Asian5591.39%
2 or More4317.49%
Other1547.25%
Hawaiian1453.85%

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Education

2.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Maryland Employment Status

Howard County, Maryland Employment by Age

72%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Maryland Employment by Race

Howard County, Maryland Employment by Education

Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990