Howard County, Maryland 

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Population

312,495

+11.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$110,133

Median Home Price

$445,300

United States / Maryland / No Metro Area / Howard County / Cities / Zip Codes
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Large city - East-central Maryland along Chesapeake Bay, 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Howard County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Howard, MD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Attractive suburbs
Historic preservation
Cons
Long commutes
Growth and sprawl
Violent crime rate


What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Maryland
County: Howard County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Very liberal
City: Columbia, Ellicott City, 9 total
Zip Codes: 21043, 21044, 21042, 21045, 20723, 21075, 20794, 21046, 21029, 21797, 20 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Howard County is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Howard County jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Howard County's cost of living is 34.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Howard County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Howard county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.7% to 26.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Howard County's population is 312,495 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Howard County is Real Estate: $445,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.1%.

SCHOOLS
Howard County public schools spend $17,329 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Howard County. More Education



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Housing Market in Howard

It's a good time to buy in Howard. Home Appreciation is up 2.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Howard is $445,300.

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MAPS OF HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND
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ZIP CODES IN HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND
21043, 21044, 21042, 21045, 20723, 21075, 20794, 21046, 21029, 21797, 20 total

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