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Richest and poorest places in Baltimore

  • 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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)

    - 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

    - 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

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

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