Howard County, Maryland Population 2022

Howard County, Maryland's estimated population is 334,897 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Howard County, Maryland is the 7th largest county in Maryland. The 2010 Population was 288,627 and has seen a growth of 16.03% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
186013,3380.00%
187014,1508126.09%
188016,1401,99014.06%
189016,2691290.80%
190016,7154462.74%
191016,106-609-3.64%
192015,826-280-1.74%
193016,1693432.17%
194017,1751,0066.22%
195023,1195,94434.61%
196036,15213,03356.37%
197061,91125,75971.25%
1980118,57256,66191.52%
1990187,32868,75657.99%
2010288,627101,29954.08%
2011293,5834,9561.72%
2012299,1845,6011.91%
2013303,5274,3431.45%
2014306,9093,3821.11%
2015311,2974,3881.43%
2016315,4164,1191.32%
2017319,2513,8351.22%
2018322,6213,3701.06%
2019325,6903,0690.95%
2020328,7593,0690.94%
2021331,8283,0690.93%
2022334,8973,0690.92%
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Howard County, Maryland Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White176,79854.84%
Black or African American61,96719.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native8490.26%
Asian59,45818.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1120.03%
Some Other Race5,5591.72%
Two or More Races17,6645.48%
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Howard County, Maryland Population by Race

Howard County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2022

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Howard County, Maryland Median Age

38.7


Total

37.4


Male

39.9


Female

Howard County, Maryland Adults

There are 243,854 adults, (44,553 of whom are seniors) in Howard County, Maryland.

Howard County, Maryland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Howard County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female

164,747

51.10%

Male

157,660

48.90%

Howard County, Maryland Population by Age

Howard County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Howard County, Maryland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All72.7%27.3%
Male67.6%32.4%
Female54.2%45.8%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Howard County, Maryland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All116,4572.7572.7
Married68,5483.3185.1
Male3,9033.267.6
Female12,9953.1454.2
Non Family31,0111.2853.7

3.22

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Howard County, Maryland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5972.11%
9th to 12th Grade5,1992.38%
High School Graduate29,13713.35%
Some College30,80714.11%
Associates Degree11,7315.37%
Bachelors Degree66,30630.38%
Graduate Degree70,48632.29%
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Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian40,40937,45229,065
White119,308116,10577,558
2+ Races7,5487,1244,503
Black39,58838,07821,347
Other Race3,2712,8451,366
Hispanic12,78910,9045,202
Native American526497163
Islander1129019

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.93%.

Howard County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$72,396$88,743$58,542
Less Than 9th Grade$31,592$36,453$25,379
High School Graduate$40,028$50,313$31,173
Some College$48,552$62,826$40,775
Bachelors Degree$76,792$94,282$62,007
Graduate Degree$102,467$122,526$85,152

$72,396

Average Earnings

$88,743

Average Male

$58,542

Average Female

Howard County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Howard County, Maryland Language by Age

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Howard County, Maryland Language

74.12% of Howard County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 25.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 11.06% of the population.

Howard County, Maryland Language

Howard County, Maryland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black60,5026,46510.69%
Hispanic22,3461,2445.57%
Asian59,3163,0885.21%
Multiple17,6548594.87%
Native849414.83%
White162,3884,6942.89%
Other277NaN%

5.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.65%

Male Poverty Rate

5.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Howard County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Howard County, Maryland is Black, with 10.69% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.12%.

Howard County, Maryland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.43%
High School9.50%
Some College5.42%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.36%
Male Unemployed18.28%
Female Employed3.41%
Female Unemployed17.29%

Howard County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Howard County, Maryland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$124,042$152,857
Families$148,026$174,557
Married Families$165,672$193,324
Non Families$73,489$88,200
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Income by Household Type

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Howard County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

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Howard County, Maryland 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 45-54.

Howard County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

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Howard County, Maryland Marital Status

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17,274

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,284
First Gulf War5,724
Vietnam5,001
Korea1,106
World War II405

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,603
35 to 545,583
55 to 643,137
65 to 743,946
75+3,005

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,6268.36%
Black3,8878.67%
Native American142.14%
Asian6731.53%
Islander3833.93%
Other Race45211.90%
2+ Races5846.27%
Hispanic9516.38%

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Education

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2.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Howard County, Maryland Veterans by Education

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71%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Howard County, Maryland Employment by Age

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Howard County, Maryland Employment by Race

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Howard County, Maryland 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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40.61%

Born in Howard County, Maryland

78.85%

Native Born

21.15%

Foreign Born

7.81%

Non Citizen

13.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.85% of Howard County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 40.61% having been born in Maryland. 7.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Howard County, Maryland Place of Birth

  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

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