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MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ECONOMY

INCOME



HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2013, Maryland again ranked first in the nation in median household income at $73,538, thirty-eight percent higher than the national median of $53,046.

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD MEDIAN INCOME*

2010 (est.) 2011 (est.) 2012 (est.) 2013 (est.)
Maryland $68,854** $70,004** $71,122** $73,538


2005 (est.) 2006 (est.) 2007 (est.) 2008 (est.) 2009 (est.)
Maryland $62,850** $65,250 $67,700 $69,550** $69,193**


2000 (est.) 2001 (est.) 2002 (est.) 2003 (est.) 2004 (est.)
Maryland $55,950 $57,600 $58,050 $58,700 $61,200


1997 (est.) 1998 (est.) 1999 (est.)
Maryland $48,650 $51,000 $52,850

Source: Department of Planning


PERSONAL INCOME

Maryland's per-capita personal income in 2014 was $55,143, the fifth highest in the nation and nineteen percent higher than the national average of $46,129.

PERSONAL INCOME (per capita) - MARYLAND & U.S.***

2010 (est.) 2011 (est.) 2012 (est.) 2013 (est.) 2014 (est.)
Maryland $48,621 $50,656 $51,971 $53,826 $55,143
U.S. $39,791 $41,560 $42,693 $44,765 $46,129


2005 (est.) 2006 (est.) 2007 (est.) 2008 (est.) 2009 (est.)
Maryland $42,405 $44,858 $46,839 $48,864 $47,419
U.S. $35,452 $37,725 $39,506 $40,947 $38,637


2000 (est.) 2001 (est.) 2002 (est.) 2003 (est.) 2004 (est.)
Maryland $34,678 $36,203 $37,092 $38,153 $40,499
U.S. $30,319 $31,157 $31,481 $32,295 $33,909


1995 (est.) 1996 (est.) 1997 (est.) 1998 (est.) 1999 (est.)
Maryland $26,618 $27,689 $29,000 $30,742 $32,216
U.S. $23,262 $24,442 $25,654 $27,258 $28,333


1990 (est.) 1991 (est.) 1992 (est.) 1993 (est.) 1994 (est.)
Maryland $22,681 $23,282 $24,112 $24,805 $25,780
U.S. $19,354 $19,818 $20,799 $21,385 $22,297


PERSONAL INCOME (per capita) - BY COUNTY***

1970 (est.) 1980 (est.) 1990 (est.) 2000 (est.) 2010 (est.)
Allegany County $3,426 $8,202 $15,177 $21,008 $31,341
Anne Arundel County $4,167 $11,402 $22,637 $37,446 $54,019
Baltimore City $3,969 $9,417 $17,924 $24,642 $39,485
Baltimore County $4,868 $12,158 $23,805 $36,083 $48,773
Calvert County $3,596 $10,047 $21,594 $31,807 $45,666
Caroline County $3,486 $7,084 $14,677 $22,373 $31,232
Carroll County $4,002 $10,829 $21,436 $32,839 $43,727
Cecil County $3,561 $8,890 $18,095 $28,394 $37,918
Charles County $3,726 $9,932 $20,651 $31,250 $43,168
Dorchester County $3,579 $8,066 $16,060 $23,980 $33,390
Frederick County $3,879 $10,270 $20,335 $33,055 $45,017
Garrett County $2,558 $7,088 $13,391 $22,384 $36,380
Harford County $3,980 $10,684 $20,049 $31,631 $46,968
Howard County $5,089 $14,547 $27,884 $44,397 $63,289
Kent County $3,731 $8,393 $19,139 $31,036 $42,567
Montgomery County $6,593 $15,563 $32,138 $50,318 $67,564
Prince George's County $4,701 $10,550 $21,823 $29,207 $39,168
Queen Anne's County $4,069 $9,901 $21,422 $34,626 $47,173
St. Mary's County $3,487 $8,014 $17,522 $29,552 $42,911
Somerset County $2,748 $5,980 $12,362 $18,906 $27,444
Talbot County $4,412 $11,413 $24,580 $38,666 $53,050
Washington County $3,587 $9,139 $16,351 $25,459 $35,438
Wicomico County $3,864 $7,862 $16,963 $24,599 $33,935
Worcester County $3,694 $7,791 $19,874 $28,593 $41,717


POVERTY RATES

The Poverty level is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau using thresholds that establish an average minimal-dollar value equal to an accepted standard of living. Those whose income falls below the appropriate threshold value are defined as living in poverty. These thresholds are used for every state in the union, which can lead to great disparity of experience for those "in poverty" due to the varying cost of living in each state.

POVERTY RATE ESTIMATES

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
U.S. 14.3% 15.3% 15.9% 15.9% 15.4%
Maryland 9.1% 9.9% 10.2% 10.4% 9.8%


1959 1969 1979 1989 1999
U.S. 22.1% 13.7% 12.4% 13.1% 12.4%
Maryland 17.4% 10.1% 9.8% 8.3% 8.5%


POVERTY RATE ESTIMATES BY COUNTY

2010 2011 2012 2013
U.S. 13.8% 14.3% 14.9% 15.4%
Maryland 8.6% 9.0% 9.4% 9.8%

Allegany County 14.5% 14.9% 16.1% 17.4%
Anne Arundel County 5.3% 5.5% 5.9% 6.3%
Baltimore City 21.3% 22.4% 23.4% 23.8%
Baltimore County 8.1% 8.2% 8.5% 8.9%
Calvert County 4.4% 4.6% 4.9% 4.9%
Caroline County 11.5% 11.8% 12.9% 14.4%
Carroll County 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.6%
Cecil County 9.0% 9.4% 9.6% 10.4%
Charles County 5.2% 5.6% 6.7% 7.0%
Dorchester County 13.4% 15.0% 15.9% 16.5%
Frederick County 4.8% 5.4% 5.7% 6.1%
Garrett County 12.5% 12.7% 13.0% 13.9%
Harford County 5.6% 6.5% 7.5% 7.4%
Howard County 4.2% 4.5% 4.4% 4.6%
Kent County 12.2% 12.7% 10.8% 13.2%
Montgomery County 6.0% 6.3% 6.5% 6.7%
Prince George's County 7.9% 8.2% 8.7% 9.4%
Queen Anne's County 5.5% 6.3% 7.4% 8.1%
St. Mary's County 7.1% 7.3% 7.1% 7.2%
Somerset County 18.6% 19.7% 20.4% 23.4%
Talbot County 6.1% 7.7% 7.6% 8.6%
Washington County 10.4% 11.2% 11.9% 12.4%
Wicomico County 14.3% 15.0% 16.2% 17.0%
Worcester County 10.1% 10.6% 11.0% 10.9%


1999 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. 12.4% 12.3% 12.5% 13.2% 13.5%
Maryland 8.5% 7.8% 8.3% 8.1% 8.2%

Allegany County 14.8% 14.7% 13.5% 12.3% 14.2%
Anne Arundel County 5.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4.1% 5.2%
Baltimore City 22.9% 19.5% 20.0% 19.3% 20.1%
Baltimore County 6.5% 8.4% 7.8% 8.3% 7.8%
Calvert County 4.4% 2.8% 4.8% 6.4% 4.8%
Caroline County 11.7% 10.7%
Carroll County 3.8% 3.1% 4.5% 7.1% 5.0%
Cecil County 7.2% 7.5% 11.1% 5.3% 7.9%
Charles County 5.5% 6.4% 4.7% 6.5% 5.4%
Dorchester County 13.8% 13.3%
Frederick County 4.5% 3.9% 5.3% 5.7% 4.8%
Garrett County 13.3% 13.0%
Harford County 4.9% 3.3% 5.4% 5.6% 5.4%
Howard County 3.9% 4.2% 4.5% 3.6% 4.0%
Kent County 13.0% 12.5%
Montgomery County 5.4% 4.6% 4.8 5.9% 5.3%
Prince George's County 7.7% 7.7% 8.2% 6.5% 7.4%
Queen Anne's County 6.3% 5.8%
St. Mary's County 7.2% 7.4% 7.9% 6.3% 7.6%
Somerset County 20.1% 18.1%
Talbot County 8.3% 6.2%
Washington County 9.5% 9.1% 10.8% 8.6% 9.7%
Wicomico County 12.8% 12.4% 13.8% 13.2% 12.4%
Worcester County 9.6% 9.8%

POVERTY RATE ESTIMATES BY COUNTY

1989
U.S. 13.1%
Maryland 8.3%

Allegany County 16.5%
Anne Arundel County 4.5%
Baltimore City 21.9%
Baltimore County 5.5%
Calvert County 5.2%
Caroline County 11.8%
Carroll County 3.8%
Cecil County 7.5%
Charles County 5.0%
Dorchester County 14.2%
Frederick County 4.8%
Garrett County 14.7%
Harford County 5.1%
Howard County 3.1%
Kent County 11.5%
Montgomery County 4.2%
Prince George's County 5.8%
Queen Anne's County 6.7%
St. Mary's County 7.3%
Somerset County 16.0%
Talbot County 8.5%
Washington County 9.3%
Wicomico County 11.6%
Worcester County 11.0%


* A median average is a "middle" number below and above which there are an equal number of values.
**More than 30% above the national median.
***Values are represented in current (also known as nominal) dollars, which are not adjusted for inflation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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