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Maryland Census Data: Occupied Housing

Occupied Housing statistics for Maryland counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


Maryland Census Data: Occupied Housing
LocationTotal populationOccupied housing unitsLocation
TotalOwnerRenterAverage household sizePercent
Owner1-person house­holdsWith house­holder 65 years and over
United States

281,421,906

105,480,101

69,815,753

35,664,348

2.5966.225.821.0United States
Maryland

5,296,486

1,980,859

1,341,751

639,108

2.6167.725.018.8Maryland
Allegany Co.74,93029,32220,5758,7472.3570.230.130.2Allegany Co.
Anne Arundel Co.489,656178,670134,92143,7492.6575.521.316.8Anne Arundel Co.
Baltimore Co.754,292299,877202,57997,2982.4667.627.323.2Baltimore Co.
Calvert Co.74,56325,44721,6793,7682.9185.216.315.4Calvert Co.
Caroline Co.29,77211,0978,2232,8742.6474.121.522.5Caroline Co.
Carroll Co.150,89752,50343,0489,4552.8182.017.518.2Carroll Co.
Cecil Co.85,95131,22323,4047,8192.7175.019.917.5Cecil Co.
Charles Co.120,54641,66832,5719,0972.8678.217.213.5Charles Co.
Dorchester Co.30,67412,7068,9063,8002.3670.128.228.3Dorchester Co.
Frederick Co.195,27770,06053,15816,9022.7275.920.116.1Frederick Co.
Garrett Co.29,84611,4768,9452,5312.5577.923.524.2Garrett Co.
Harford Co.218,59079,66762,14817,5192.7278.019.717.1Harford Co.
Howard Co.247,84290,04366,47923,5642.7173.820.811.6Howard Co.
Kent Co.19,1977,6665,3952,2712.3370.427.831.0Kent Co.
Montgomery Co.873,341324,565223,017101,5482.6668.724.418.1Montgomery Co.
Prince George's Co.801,515286,610177,177109,4332.7461.824.112.9Prince George's Co.
Queen Anne's Co.40,56315,31512,7722,5432.6283.419.621.3Queen Anne's Co.
St. Mary's Co.86,21130,64221,9968,6462.7271.821.314.9St. Mary's Co.
Somerset Co.24,7478,3615,8202,5412.3769.629.427.8Somerset Co.
Talbot Co.33,81214,30710,2444,0632.3271.627.830.8Talbot Co.
Washington Co.131,92349,72632,63717,0892.4665.626.023.9Washington Co.
Wicomico Co.84,64432,21821,41910,7992.5366.524.821.5Wicomico Co.
Worcester Co.46,54319,69414,7694,9252.3375.026.330.1Worcester Co.
Baltimore651,154257,996129,869128,1272.4250.334.922.7Baltimore

Reading the Chart:

Total Population counts people. Here the colored bars represent percentages of the highest population of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Under the Occupied housing units heading, the Total, Owner, and Renter subheadings are counts of housing units. The Owner and Renter values add up to the Total value. Similarly to Total Population, the colored bars represent percentages of the highest housing count of any county in the state.

The entries under the Average household size heading are averages of the number of people in each housing unit. Here the colored bars indicate a percentage of an arbitrary maximum (5). For example, the colored bar for an average family size of 2.5 fills half of the table cell.

The entries under the Percent heading are percentages. The colored bars fill the cells in proportion to the percentage value.

Census Department definitions:

Housing unit. A housing unit may be a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or, if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters.
Occupied housing unit. A housing unit is occupied if it is the usual place of residence of the person or group of people living in it at the time of enumeration or if the occupants are only temporarily absent; that is, away on vacation or business. The occupants may be a single family, one person living alone, two or more families living together, or any other group of related or unrelated people who share living quarters.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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