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Richest and poorest places in Baltimore

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    Richest and poorest places in Baltimore

    Maryland has the highest median household income across all states in the U.S., standing at $78,945 as of last year's Census release. However, drilling deeper into the data for Baltimore reveals that economic circumstances can vary significantly depending on where you live in the state.

    To help understand differences in income levels throughout Baltimore, Stacker analyzed data from the most recent American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at the 23 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) that encompass the Baltimore MSA to identify the places with the lowest and highest median income per capita. PUMAs are defined as statistical geographic areas with populations of over 100,000.

    For each area, we've included supporting data around the population, unemployment rates, and median rental rates to help understand the economic hardships or good fortunes within these communities.

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    #23. Baltimore City - Sandtown-Winchester, Ashburton & Mount Washington

    Median income: $24,662

    Total population: 139,219

    Unemployment rate: 11.9%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $640

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    #22. Baltimore City - Irvington, Ten Hills & Cherry Hill

    Median income: $25,011

    Total population: 118,360

    Unemployment rate: 11.8%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $657

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    #21. Baltimore County - Dundalk, Essex & Edgemere

    Median income: $29,471

    Total population: 118,947

    Unemployment rate: 5.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $811

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    #20. Baltimore City - Guilford, Roland Park & Druid Lake

    Median income: $29,958

    Total population: 110,573

    Unemployment rate: 6.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $835

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    #19. Baltimore City - Frankford, Belair-Edison & Loch Raven

    Median income: $30,572

    Total population: 111,461

    Unemployment rate: 7.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $820

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    #18. Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester & Kent Counties

    Median income: $30,799

    Total population: 171,045

    Unemployment rate: 4.8%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $584

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    #17. Baltimore City - Inner Harbor, Canton & Bayview

    Median income: $31,780

    Total population: 135,051

    Unemployment rate: 6.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $972

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    #16. Prince George's County (Northwest) - New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities

    Median income: $31,804

    Total population: 111,801

    Unemployment rate: 4.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,106

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    #15. Anne Arundel County (North) - Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale & Brooklyn Park

    Median income: $32,845

    Total population: 120,315

    Unemployment rate: 4.4%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,072

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    #14. Baltimore County - Towson (East & Central), Parkville & Carney

    Median income: $34,203

    Total population: 121,234

    Unemployment rate: 3.8%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,159

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    #13. Baltimore County - Catonsville, Woodlawn & Arbutus

    Median income: $36,480

    Total population: 108,665

    Unemployment rate: 5.6%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $987

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    #12. Baltimore County - Perry Hall, Middle River & Rosedale

    Median income: $37,064

    Total population: 111,601

    Unemployment rate: 5.3%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,014

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    #11. Harford County (South & East) - Aberdeen & Havre de Grace Cities

    Median income: $37,512

    Total population: 113,297

    Unemployment rate: 5.1%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $794

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    #10. Baltimore County - Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill & Reisterstown

    Median income: $38,228

    Total population: 131,565

    Unemployment rate: 4.1%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,134

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    #9. Carroll County

    Median income: $40,234

    Total population: 167,656

    Unemployment rate: 3.9%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $618

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    #8. Baltimore County - Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville & Mays Chapel

    Median income: $41,053

    Total population: 118,450

    Unemployment rate: 4.3%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $961

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    #7. Harford County (North & West) - Bel Air Town, Fallston & Jarrettsville

    Median income: $41,356

    Total population: 137,735

    Unemployment rate: 5.5%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $984

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    #6. Anne Arundel County (Southeast) - Annapolis City, Parole, Annapolis Neck & Edgewater

    Median income: $43,347

    Total population: 142,382

    Unemployment rate: 4.2%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,285

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    #5. Baltimore County (Outer)

    Median income: $43,547

    Total population: 120,564

    Unemployment rate: 3.9%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,101

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    #4. Anne Arundel County (Northwest) - Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade

    Median income: $44,026

    Total population: 170,540

    Unemployment rate: 4.1%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,522

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    #3. Anne Arundel County (Central) - Severna Park, Arnold & Lake Shore

    Median income: $45,963

    Total population: 135,109

    Unemployment rate: 4.7%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,100

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    #2. Howard County (East) - Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge

    Median income: $51,049

    Total population: 181,040

    Unemployment rate: 3.2%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,328

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    #1. Howard County (West) - Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest)

    Median income: $56,708

    Total population: 136,193

    Unemployment rate: 3.9%

    1-bedroom median gross rent: $1,401

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