5.2% Poverty Rate in Howard County, Maryland

Poverty Rate in Howard County, Maryland

How does the Poverty Rate in Howard County, Maryland compare to other counties in Maryland?

Maryland County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

4.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Howard County, Maryland who were born citizens of the United States is 4.5%.

7.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Howard County, Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 7.6%.

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

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

Of the 245,655 residents of Howard County, Maryland who were born citizens of the United States, 11,063 (4.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,938 (7.6%) of 64,579 residents of Howard County, Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Howard County, Maryland

The Poverty Rate in Howard County is 5.2%.
Howard County is in Maryland.
Maryland Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Columbia 7.4%

102,563

Elkridge 5.9%

19,307

Ellicott City 4.2%

71,269

Fulton 4.7%

3,783

Ilchester 3.3%

26,719

North Laurel 6.2%

24,491

Savage 6.9%

6,577

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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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