Howard County, Maryland Population 2018

Howard County, Maryland's estimated population is 321,113 with a growth rate of 4.11% 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
2017321,11312,6664.11%
2016308,447-8,519-2.69%
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
White183,599
Black or African American56,504
Asian51,545
Two or More Races11,812
Some Other Race4,356
American Indian and Alaska Native499
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander132

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Howard County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 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 232,261 adults, (37,631 of which are seniors) in Howard County, Maryland.

Howard County, Maryland Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female

157,347

51.01%

Male

151,100

48.99%

Howard County, Maryland Households and Families

Howard County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Howard County, Maryland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All73.4%26.6%
Male72.2%27.8%
Non Family56%44%
Female53.8%46.2%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Maryland Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All109,8722.7973.4
Married66,4993.3384.3
Non Family27,7491.2656
Female12,0003.1953.8
Male3,6243.1572.2

3.25

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

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 Grade4,2622.06%
9th to 12th Grade5,4192.61%
High School Graduate29,12914.05%
Some College30,38714.66%
Associates Degree11,5725.58%
Bachelors Degree62,20730.00%
Graduate Degree64,35931.04%

Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White122,395118,81577,625
Black35,92534,42318,408
Asian34,61032,07624,436
Hispanic10,9218,9854,289
Multiple Races3,8843,6582,183
Other Race2,3311,795749
Native American414414168
Islander9072

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 70.60%.

Howard County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,036$82,235$51,546
Less Than High School$27,542$30,307$19,632
High School Grad$33,513$43,636$27,399
Some College$44,644$56,775$36,563
Bachelors Degree$70,205$87,554$56,732
Graduate Degree$95,418$115,398$76,109

$66,036

Average Earnings

$82,235

Average Male

$51,546

Average Female

Howard County, Maryland Language

Howard County, Maryland Language by Age

Howard County, Maryland Language

75.92% of Howard County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 24.08% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 9.89% of the population.

Howard County, Maryland Poverty

Howard County, Maryland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black55,8475,3619.60%
White169,5314,7302.79%
Asian51,4482,5524.96%
Hispanic19,3412,07410.72%
Multiple11,7586665.66%
Other4,33150411.64%
Native499306.01%

4.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.19%

Male Poverty Rate

5.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Maryland is Other, with 11.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Maryland is White, with 2.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.96%.

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.55%
High School8.47%
Some College5.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.63%

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.76%
Male Unemployed9.36%
Female Employed3.11%
Male Employed1.78%

Howard County, Maryland Income

Howard County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$113,800$137,054
Families$131,695$154,460
Married Families$146,853$171,025
Non Families$69,918$81,310

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

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

Howard County, Maryland Veterans

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by War

17,962

Number of Veterans

15,438

Male Veterans

2,524

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,362
First Gulf War5,288
Second Gulf War4,576
Korea1,174
World War II739

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,900
65 to 743,998
55 to 643,153
75+3,144
18 to 341,767

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,0619.11%
Black3,5978.78%
Hispanic1,1008.59%
Asian7241.91%
2 or More4238.13%
Other1254.57%
Hawaiian2633.33%
Indian61.41%

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Education

2.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Maryland Employment Status

Howard County, Maryland Employment by Age

72.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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