Income/capita 9%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 51%
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Income per capita$27,129$37,756$29,829
Median household income$44,262$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,187$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,722$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$35,172$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$30,975$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.1%9.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Baltimore is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Baltimore is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Baltimore is 51% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Baltimore is 53% higher than the national average

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      Baltimore median earnings by income bracket

      Baltimore employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.6%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector6.6%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%10.1%
      Public administration7.6%9.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%2.8%
      Education, health & social services19.0%42.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairwood, MD5,756$146,953165.6%
      Scaggsville, MD8,975$135,688145.3%
      Severna Park, MD38,514$128,845132.9%
      Ellicott City, MD70,780$121,019118.8%
      Gambrills, MD2,613$120,673118.1%
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Portland, OR620,589$58,4235.6%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709.5%
      Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828.0%
      Louisville, KY611,573$46,88115.3%
      Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133.5%
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220.0%
      Source: The Baltimore, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).