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Richest and poorest places in Baltimore

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 2017'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. Stacker looked at the 23 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) that encompass the Baltimore metropolitan statistical area 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, the Stacker research team has included supporting data around the population, unemployment rates, and median rental rates to help understand the economic hardships or good fortunes within these communities.

Read on to discover the richest and poorest places in Baltimore. 

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

- Median income: $24,662
- Total population: 139,219
- Unemployment rate: 11.9%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $640

#22. Baltimore City—Irvington, Ten Hills, and Cherry Hill
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#22. Baltimore City—Irvington, Ten Hills, and Cherry Hill

- Median income: $25,011
- Total population: 118,360
- Unemployment rate: 11.8%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $657

#21. Baltimore County—Dundalk, Essex, and Edgemere
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#21. Baltimore County—Dundalk, Essex, and Edgemere

- Median income: $29,471
- Total population: 118,947
- Unemployment rate: 5.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $811

#20. Baltimore City—Guilford, Roland Park, and Druid Lake
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#20. Baltimore City—Guilford, Roland Park, and Druid Lake

- Median income: $29,958
- Total population: 110,573
- Unemployment rate: 6.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $835

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

- Median income: $30,572
- Total population: 111,461
- Unemployment rate: 7.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $820

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

- Median income: $30,799
- Total population: 171,045
- Unemployment rate: 4.8%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $584

#17. Baltimore City—Inner Harbor, Canton, and Bayview
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#17. Baltimore City—Inner Harbor, Canton, and Bayview

- Median income: $31,780
- Total population: 135,051
- Unemployment rate: 6.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $972

#16. Prince George's County (Northwest)—New Carrollton and Hyattsville (Southeast)
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#16. Prince George's County (Northwest)—New Carrollton and Hyattsville (Southeast)

- Median income: $31,804
- Total population: 111,801
- Unemployment rate: 4.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,106

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

- Median income: $32,845
- Total population: 120,315
- Unemployment rate: 4.4%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,072

#14. Baltimore County—Towson (East and Central), Parkville, and Carney
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#14. Baltimore County—Towson (East and Central), Parkville, and Carney

- Median income: $34,203
- Total population: 121,234
- Unemployment rate: 3.8%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,159

#13. Baltimore County—Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Arbutus
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#13. Baltimore County—Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Arbutus

- Median income: $36,480
- Total population: 108,665
- Unemployment rate: 5.6%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $987

#12. Baltimore County—Perry Hall, Middle River, and Rosedale
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#12. Baltimore County—Perry Hall, Middle River, and Rosedale

- Median income: $37,064
- Total population: 111,601
- Unemployment rate: 5.3%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,014

#11. Harford County (South and East)—Aberdeen and Havre de Grace
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#11. Harford County (South and East)—Aberdeen and Havre de Grace

- Median income: $37,512
- Total population: 113,297
- Unemployment rate: 5.1%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $794

#10. Baltimore County—Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill, and Reisterstown
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#10. Baltimore County—Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill, and Reisterstown

- Median income: $38,228
- Total population: 131,565
- Unemployment rate: 4.1%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,134

#9. Carroll County
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#9. Carroll County

- Median income: $40,234
- Total population: 167,656
- Unemployment rate: 3.9%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $618

#8. Baltimore County—Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville, and Mays Chapel
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#8. Baltimore County—Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville, and Mays Chapel

- Median income: $41,053
- Total population: 118,450
- Unemployment rate: 4.3%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $961

#7. Harford County (North and West)—Bel Air Town, Fallston, and Jarrettsville
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#7. Harford County (North and West)—Bel Air Town, Fallston, and Jarrettsville

- Median income: $41,356
- Total population: 137,735
- Unemployment rate: 5.5%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $984

#6. Anne Arundel County (Southeast)—Annapolis City, Parole, Annapolis Neck, and Edgewater
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#6. Anne Arundel County (Southeast)—Annapolis City, Parole, Annapolis Neck, and Edgewater

- Median income: $43,347
- Total population: 142,382
- Unemployment rate: 4.2%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,285

#5. Baltimore County (Outer)
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#5. Baltimore County (Outer)

- Median income: $43,547
- Total population: 120,564
- Unemployment rate: 3.9%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,101

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

- Median income: $44,026
- Total population: 170,540
- Unemployment rate: 4.1%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,522

#3. Anne Arundel County (Central)—Severna Park, Arnold, and Lake Shore
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#3. Anne Arundel County (Central)—Severna Park, Arnold, and Lake Shore

- Median income: $45,963
- Total population: 135,109
- Unemployment rate: 4.7%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,100

#2. Howard County (East)—Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast), and Elkridge
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#2. Howard County (East)—Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast), and Elkridge

- Median income: $51,049
- Total population: 181,040
- Unemployment rate: 3.2%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,328

#1. Howard County (West)—Columbia (West) and Ellicott City (Northwest)
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#1. Howard County (West)—Columbia (West) and Ellicott City (Northwest)

- Median income: $56,708
- Total population: 136,193
- Unemployment rate: 3.9%
- One-bedroom median gross rent: $1,401

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