Towson, Maryland Population 2021

57,817
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Towson is a city located in Baltimore County Maryland. Towson has a 2020 population of 57,817. It is also the county seat of Baltimore County. Towson is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,197 in 2010. Towson reached it's highest population of 58,766 in 2017.

The average household income in Towson is $126,836 with a poverty rate of 11.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,438 per month, and the median house value is $363,800. The median age in Towson is 33.3 years, 32.3 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Towson Demographics

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

  • White: 74.54%
  • Black or African American: 15.81%
  • Asian: 4.98%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Towson, Maryland is 57,817 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,347.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,197.

Towson, Maryland Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,798,670-690-0.02%
20202,799,360-690-0.02%
20192,800,050-690-0.02%
20182,800,7402,0300.07%
20172,798,7104,6000.16%
20162,794,1104,0600.15%
20152,790,0509,9900.36%
20142,780,06011,8300.43%
20132,768,23013,5900.49%
20122,754,64020,8600.76%
20112,733,78018,0400.66%
20102,715,7400.00%

Towson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,09474.54%
Black or African American9,14215.81%
Asian2,8824.98%
Two or More Races1,8853.26%
Some Other Race5821.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native2080.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.04%
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Towson Population by Race

Towson Population Pyramid $2021

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Towson Median Age

33.3


Total

32.3


Male

34.5


Female

Towson Adults

There are 47,620 adults, (9,720 of whom are seniors) in Towson.

Towson Age Dependency

52.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Towson Sex Ratio

Female

30,639

52.99%

Male

27,178

47.01%

Towson Population by Age

Towson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Towson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All57.4%42.6%
Female50.9%49.1%
Male46.3%53.7%
Non Family36.7%63.3%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Towson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,0992.3357.4
Non Family9,3831.4336.7
Married9,3003.0880.3
Female1,7342.9250.9
Male6823.0946.3

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Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Towson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5961.72%
9th to 12th Grade7402.14%
High School Graduate4,26612.31%
Some College4,47712.92%
Associates Degree2,0225.84%
Bachelors Degree11,15832.20%
Graduate Degree11,38832.87%
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Towson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Towson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,05325,25818,148
Black4,8144,4452,054
Asian1,8801,8291,351
Hispanic1,2651,151609
2+ Races557481298
Other Race367367247
Native American10210250

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 71.86%.

Towson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,342$71,563$52,652
Less Than 9th Grade$$21,328$
High School Graduate$31,567$32,788$30,505
Some College$42,020$47,866$39,247
Bachelors Degree$64,128$78,789$53,943
Graduate Degree$79,947$101,837$67,127

$61,342

Average Earnings

$71,563

Average Male

$52,652

Average Female

Towson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Towson Language by Age

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Towson Language

87.87% of Towson residents speak only English, while 12.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.46% of the population.

Towson Language

Towson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,5123,84910.54%
Black6,64978211.76%
Asian2,52449519.61%
Hispanic2,02831315.43%
Multiple1,49622615.11%
Other5206011.54%

11.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.76%

Male Poverty Rate

12.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Towson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Towson is Asian, with 19.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Towson is White, with 10.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.46%.

Towson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.88%
High School10.85%
Some College9.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%

Towson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.00%
Female Unemployed17.12%
Female Employed11.30%
Male Employed6.60%

Towson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Towson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,786$126,836
Families$132,443$174,289
Married Families$148,230-
Non Families$48,711$65,262
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Income by Household Type

Towson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Towson Married by Age and Sex

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Towson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Towson Marital Status by Race

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Towson Marital Status

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2,190

Number of Veterans

2,116

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam705
Second Gulf War297
Korea265
First Gulf War229
World War II172

Towson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+830
65 to 74583
55 to 64343
35 to 54241
18 to 34193

Towson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8055.04%
Black2933.94%
2+ Races484.52%
Hispanic381.87%
Asian271.11%
Islander1157.89%
Native American63.23%

Towson Veterans by Race

Towson Veterans by Education

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4.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Towson Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Towson Employment by Age

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Towson Employment by Race

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Towson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.95%

Born in Towson

89.18%

Native Born

10.82%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

6.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.18% of Towson residents were born in the United States, with 54.95% having been born in Maryland. 4.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Towson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,8170.00%
202057,8170.00%
201957,817-530-0.91%
201858,347-419-0.71%
201758,7665770.99%
201658,1894640.80%
201557,7255791.01%
201457,1466631.17%
201356,4836721.20%
201255,8117421.35%
201155,069-128-0.23%
201055,1970.00%

Towson Population by Year