Ellicott City, Maryland Population 2024

73,906

Ellicott City is a city located in Baltimore County, Carroll County, and Howard County Maryland. Ellicott City has a 2024 population of 73,906. It is also the county seat of Howard County. Ellicott City is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 0.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,272 in 2020.

The average household income in Ellicott City is $179,368 with a poverty rate of 4.5%. The median age in Ellicott City is 42.1 years: 41.9 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Ellicott City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellicott City was:

  • White: 52.97%
  • Asian: 30.11%
  • Black or African American: 8.59%
  • Two or more races: 6.2%
  • Other race: 1.8%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
30.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,463.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.87% (634)
The current population of Ellicott City, Maryland is 73,906 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 73,272.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38,98052.97%
Asian22,15630.11%
Black or African American6,3228.59%
Two or more races4,5666.2%
Other race1,3231.8%
Native American2240.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander180.02%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ellicott City Population by Race

Ellicott City Population Pyramid 2024

Ellicott City Median Age

42.1

Total

41.9

Male

42.4

Female

Ellicott City Adults

There are 54,681 adults, (12,687 of whom are seniors) in Ellicott City.

Ellicott City Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellicott City Sex Ratio

Female37,22150.58%
Male36,36849.42%

Ellicott City Population by Age

Ellicott City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All26,8792.727228
Married17,3153.2782.817.2
Non Family6,4791.1550.949.1
Female2,1252.8352.847.2
Male9603.116337

3.19

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ellicott City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,0372.08%
Associates Degree2,4804.98%
Bachelors Degree16,43233%
Graduate Degree17,83435.82%
High School Graduate5,58111.21%
Less Than 9th Grade9281.86%
Some College5,49511.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ellicott City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ellicott City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White27,77327,17219,102
Asian14,16413,39610,695
Black4,1433,8942,408
2+ Races2,2652,1591,447
Hispanic1,6821,364733
Other Race674548274
Native American1271276
Islander181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Ellicott City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$102,623$115,240$80,150
Graduate Degree$117,059$149,314$92,125
High School Graduate$40,512$46,387$35,761
Less Than 9th Grade$36,207$42,901$28,807
Overall$91,345$114,574$71,961
Some College$52,340$70,441$36,350

$91,345

Average Earnings

$114,574

Average Male

$71,961

Average Female

Ellicott City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ellicott City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ellicott City Language

67.42% of Ellicott City residents speak only English, while 32.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 18.35% of the population.

Ellicott City Language

Ellicott City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian22,1041,6407.42%
White37,5179612.56%
Black6,2055729.22%
Multiple4,5661052.3%
Hispanic3,341341.02%

4.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.36%

Male Poverty Rate

4.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellicott City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellicott City is Black, with 9.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellicott City is Hispanic, with 1.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.78%.

Ellicott City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.99%
High School8.62%
Some College6.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Ellicott City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.24%
Male Unemployed20.41%
Female Employed2.14%
Male Employed0.91%

Ellicott City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ellicott City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$178,280$207,995
Households$149,534$179,368
Married Families$191,755$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,682$86,735

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ellicott City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.2%

Male Marriage Rate

61.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ellicott City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ellicott City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ellicott City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ellicott City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,324

Number of Veterans

3,092

Male Veterans

232

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1,130
Vietnam966
First Gulf War739
Korea258
World War II133

Ellicott City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54883
75+869
55 to 64605
65 to 74586
18 to 34381

Ellicott City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,4628%
Black51811.41%
Asian1711.1%
Hispanic1145.89%
Native American7957.25%
2+ Races752.99%
Other Race192.15%

Ellicott City Veterans by Race

Ellicott City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellicott City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ellicott City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ellicott City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ellicott City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.52%

Born in Ellicott City

73.26%

Native Born

26.74%

Foreign Born

10.6%

Non Citizen

16.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.26% of Ellicott City residents were born in the United States, with 39.52% having been born in Maryland. 10.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ellicott City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202473,9061590.22%
202373,7471580.21%
202273,589-843-1.13%
202174,4321,1601.58%
202073,2726070.84%
201972,6654180.58%
201872,2475100.71%
201771,7379571.35%
201670,7802,2673.31%
201568,51360.01%
201468,5071,7822.67%
201366,7252490.37%
201266,4761,4502.23%
201165,026-808-1.23%
201065,83400%

Ellicott City Population by Year