Howard County, Maryland Population 2019

Howard County, Maryland's estimated population is 319,374 with a growth rate of 1.19% 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
2018323,1963,8221.20%
2017319,3743,7551.19%
2016315,6194,1701.34%
2015311,4494,4511.45%
2014306,9983,4151.12%
2013303,5834,3701.46%
2012299,2135,6341.92%
2011293,5794,9511.72%
2010288,628101,30054.08%
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%

How Many People Live in Howard County, Maryland?

319,374

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White183,40658.69%
Black or African American57,75518.48%
Asian54,32817.39%
Two or More Races12,6464.05%
Some Other Race3,7271.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native5920.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.01%

Howard County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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 asian people with a rate of 71.45%.

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 non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.55%
High School9.10%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%
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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

Howard County, Maryland Veterans

17,630

Number of Veterans

15,083

Male Veterans

2,547

Female Veterans

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

72%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Maryland Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

39.74%

Born in Maryland

79.25%

Native Born

20.75%

Foreign Born

8.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.25% of Howard County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 39.74% having been born in Maryland. 8.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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