Howard County, Maryland 

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Population

328,200

+11.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$110,133

Median Home Price

$504,000

Median Age

38.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 5.7

summer / winter

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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.
State: Maryland
County: Howard County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Columbia, Ellicott City, 9 total
Zip Codes: 21043, 21044, 21042, 21045, 20723, 21075, 20794, 21046, 21029, 21797, 20 total
Cost of Living: 34.8% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 ft above sea level
howard, MD Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


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
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Howard County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 328,200 people. Since 2020, 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: $504,000. 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 11.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Howard is $504,000.
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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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