Cities in Howard County, Maryland by Population (2024)

There are 21 cities in Howard County, Maryland.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Columbia1Maryland107,788105,4120.55%3,37531.93
Ellicott City2Maryland73,90673,2720.22%2,46330.01
Severn3Maryland59,50253,3742.64%3,24518.34
Catonsville4Maryland42,72341,592-0.05%3,06013.96
Randallstown5Maryland36,78535,6610.77%3,59910.22
Olney6Maryland35,69435,3500.24%2,20616.18
Eldersburg7Maryland30,23530,550-0.2%75939.81
Elkridge8Maryland27,52321,7784.3%3,2928.36
Ilchester9Maryland26,87426,873-0.79%2,49910.76
North Laurel10Maryland24,77624,8560.74%3,8226.48
Green Valley11Maryland12,94212,391-0.15%75717.09
Scaggsville12Maryland11,0639,9481.23%2,1975.04
Mount Airy13Maryland9,9779,6610.8%2,4204.12
Jessup14Maryland8,74610,458-4.67%1,4466.05
Savage15Maryland6,9026,849-4.34%2,5232.74
Fulton16Maryland5,8454,0503.64%1,5443.79
Ashton-Sandy Spring17Maryland4,9176,239-6.29%47910.26
Sykesville18Maryland4,4324,3100.7%2,7731.60
Highland19Maryland7681,086-9.33%3192.41
Brookeville20Maryland161165-0.62%1,1500.14
Lisbon21Maryland1051926.51%711.48

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Howard County, Maryland?

Columbia is the largest city in Howard County.

What is the smallest city in Howard County, Maryland?

Lisbon is the smallest city in Howard County.

How many cities are in Howard County?

There are 21 cities in Howard County, Maryland.

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