Poverty in Maryland

What is the poverty rate in Maryland?
The poverty rate in Maryland is 9.9%. One out of every 10.1 residents of Maryland lives in poverty.

How many people in Maryland live in poverty?
576,835 of 5,819,563 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in Maryland compare to the national average?
Maryland ranks 2nd in Poverty Rate at 9.9%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of Maryland is dramatically lower than the national average of 15.1%.

Maryland Poverty Rate County Map

Maryland County Poverty Rate Comparison

Maryland Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Maryland?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Maryland is 8.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Maryland is 10.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Maryland

Female residents of Maryland are meaningfully(23%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

246,996 of 2,805,388 males in Maryland live below the poverty line.

329,839 of 3,014,175 females in Maryland live below the poverty line.

Maryland Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in Maryland By Age?

Maryland Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Maryland Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 14.9%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 13.1%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 11.8%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 9.4%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 7.0%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 8.8%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 10.1%.

Maryland Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Maryland born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

9.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maryland who were born citizens of the United States is 9.8%.

10.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 10.5%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Maryland born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Maryland have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 4,953,329 residents of Maryland who were born citizens of the United States, 485,534 (9.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 91,301 (10.5%) of 866,234 residents of Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Maryland Poverty Rate By City

Maryland Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Aberdeen

258th

14.8% 15,361

Adelphi

231st

12.5% 15,554

Annapolis

204th

10.9% 39,009

Arbutus

205th

10.9% 21,455

Arnold

87th

5.0% 22,625

Aspen Hill

202nd

10.7% 52,028

Ballenger Creek

138th

7.3% 19,077

Baltimore

289th

23.1% 621,000

Bel Air North

50th

3.3% 31,734

Bel Air South

95th

5.4% 47,480

Beltsville

251st

14.2% 18,558

Bethesda

34th

2.7% 62,608

Bowie

49th

3.3% 57,633

Brooklyn Park

270th

16.9% 14,159

Calverton

83rd

4.6% 18,429

Camp Springs

158th

8.0% 20,770

Carney

157th

8.0% 29,889

Catonsville

107th

6.2% 42,027

Chillum

232nd

12.6% 37,773

Clarksburg

97th

5.4% 20,441

Clinton

100th

5.6% 39,256

Cloverly

99th

5.6% 14,975

Cockeysville

189th

9.5% 20,247

Colesville

73rd

4.2% 14,233

College Park

299th

27.3% 31,942

Columbia

132nd

7.2% 103,439

Crofton

29th

2.4% 27,663

Cumberland

293rd

24.0% 20,290

Damascus

66th

4.0% 15,554

Dundalk

252nd

14.2% 62,337

East Riverdale

257th

14.7% 15,984

Easton

234th

12.7% 16,637

Edgewood

243rd

13.4% 26,303

Eldersburg

44th

3.1% 31,892

Elkridge

76th

4.4% 18,344

Elkton

281st

19.1% 15,687

Ellicott City

54th

3.5% 70,780

Essex

240th

13.1% 38,955

Fairland

139th

7.3% 24,201

Ferndale

181st

9.2% 18,439

Fort Washington

94th

5.3% 23,895

Frederick

220th

11.7% 68,229

Gaithersburg

175th

8.9% 66,104

Germantown

147th

7.7% 90,494

Glassmanor

256th

14.7% 17,608

Glen Burnie

182nd

9.3% 69,060

Glenmont

197th

10.2% 16,194

Glenn Dale

98th

5.5% 13,235

Greenbelt

184th

9.3% 23,623

Hagerstown

297th

27.3% 40,325

Havre de Grace

195th

10.2% 13,505

Hillcrest Heights

196th

10.2% 16,178

Hyattsville

223rd

11.9% 18,262

Ilchester

62nd

3.9% 26,674

Kemp Mill

85th

4.7% 12,717

Kettering

64th

4.0% 12,960

Lake Shore

37th

2.9% 18,994

Landover

265th

15.9% 23,124

Langley Park

277th

17.9% 19,517

Laurel

180th

9.2% 25,703

Lochearn

168th

8.7% 25,878

Maryland City

61st

3.8% 17,647

Middle River

241st

13.3% 26,631

Milford Mill

207th

11.0% 30,650

Montgomery Village

167th

8.6% 33,091

New Carrollton

193rd

9.9% 12,727

North Bethesda

108th

6.2% 49,971

North Laurel

103rd

5.8% 23,590

North Potomac

25th

2.3% 24,148

Odenton

65th

4.0% 39,759

Olney

53rd

3.4% 35,336

Owings Mills

141st

7.3% 33,332

Oxon Hill

185th

9.4% 18,397

Parkville

212th

11.4% 31,562

Parole

52nd

3.3% 16,679

Pasadena

88th

5.0% 26,559

Perry Hall

137th

7.3% 28,797

Pikesville

148th

7.7% 33,625

Potomac

47th

3.3% 45,882

Randallstown

174th

8.9% 35,725

Redland

123rd

6.7% 17,655

Reisterstown

226th

12.1% 27,401

Riviera Beach

143rd

7.4% 13,586

Rockville

142nd

7.3% 65,171

Rosedale

170th

8.8% 18,641

Rossville

133rd

7.2% 15,891

Salisbury

300th

27.8% 32,338

Seabrook

165th

8.5% 17,668

Severn

126th

6.9% 49,017

Severna Park

33rd

2.6% 38,514

Silver Spring

216th

11.7% 78,038

South Laurel

144th

7.5% 26,952

Suitland

219th

11.7% 24,094

Takoma Park

154th

7.9% 17,567

Towson

237th

12.8% 58,189

Waldorf

162nd

8.3% 72,413

Westminster

230th

12.5% 18,665

Wheaton

199th

10.5% 49,764

White Oak

211th

11.2% 18,902

Woodlawn

188th

9.4% 39,685

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2018 Maryland Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Maryland in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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