Baltimore city, MD

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2020 Population
602,274
1.11% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.5
0.282% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20%
5.52% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,164
3.54% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$167,300
4.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
281,905
0.362% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Baltimore city, MD had a population of 602k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $52,164. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Baltimore city, MD declined from 609,032 to 602,274, a −1.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,379 to $52,164, a 3.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore city, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (61.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and White (Hispanic) (2.42%).

None of the households in Baltimore city, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.4% of the residents in Baltimore city, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baltimore city, MD are Johns Hopkins University (10,092 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,405 degrees), and Loyola University Maryland (1,700 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Baltimore city, MD was $167,300, and the homeownership rate was 47.7%.

Most people in Baltimore city, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Baltimore city, MD was 1 car per household.

Baltimore city, MD borders Anne Arundel County, MD and Baltimore County, MD.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Baltimore city, MD is home to a population of 602k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.07% of Baltimore city, MD residents were born outside of the country (48.6k people).

In 2020, there were 2.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (371k people) in Baltimore city, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.4% of Baltimore city, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Baltimore city, MD was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baltimore city, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    371k ± 1.45k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    164k ± 592
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 1.54k
5.42%
Hispanic Population
32.6k people

In 2020, there were 2.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (371k people) in Baltimore city, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.42% of the people in Baltimore city, MD are hispanic (32.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baltimore city, MD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
48.6k people
8.14%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
49.6k people

As of 2020, 8.07% of Baltimore city, MD residents (48.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baltimore city, MD was 8.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,312 ± 599
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,263 ± 556
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,140 ± 400

Baltimore city, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Baltimore city, MD employs 282k people. The largest industries in Baltimore city, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,949 people), Educational Services (34,568 people), and Retail Trade (25,088 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,476), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,958), and Public Administration ($63,418).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

282k
2020 Value
± 4,406
0.362%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baltimore city, MD grew at a rate of 0.362%, from 281k employees to 282k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baltimore city, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,203 people), Management Occupations (28,034 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,840 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baltimore city, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

282k
2020 Value
± 4,406
0.362%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baltimore city, MD grew at a rate of 0.362%, from 281k employees to 282k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baltimore city, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,949 people), Educational Services (34,568 people), and Retail Trade (25,088 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baltimore city, MD, though some of these residents may live in Baltimore city, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,506
Median earning men ± $1,323
$39,489
Median earning women ± $934

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($68,722), Information ($63,297), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,835).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($59,437), Information ($53,175), and Construction ($51,580).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,407
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,705
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,630
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $22.7M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $5.79M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.78M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baltimore City, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 87.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (10.7%), followed by Other (1.29%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Baltimore city, MD awarded 19,624 degrees. The student population of Baltimore city, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 24,598 male students and 39,895 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baltimore city, MD are White (7,689 and 47.7%), followed by Black or African American (3,881 and 24.1%), Asian (1,994 and 12.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,265 and 7.85%).

The largest universities in Baltimore city, MD by number of degrees awarded are Johns Hopkins University (10,092 and 51.4%), University of Maryland, Baltimore (2,405 and 12.3%), and Loyola University Maryland (1,700 and 8.66%).

The most popular majors in Baltimore city, MD are Registered Nursing (918 and 4.68%), General Education (829 and 4.22%), and General Business Administration & Management (791 and 4.03%).

The median tuition costs in Baltimore city, MD are $48,510 for private four year colleges, and $6,246 and $18,737 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Baltimore city, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 64,493 (38.1% men and 61.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 64,493 students enrolled in Baltimore city, MD, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 22,933 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 788 degree-majors awarded
  2. 630 degree-majors awarded
  3. 565 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Baltimore city, MD was General Education with 788 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Baltimore city, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,092 degrees awarded
  2. 2,405 degrees awarded
  3. 1,700 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johns Hopkins University with 10,092 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 7,468 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baltimore city, MD, which is 0.614 times less than the 12,156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,689 degrees mean that there were 1.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,881 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,510) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,075) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Baltimore city, MD was $167,300 in 2020, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $167,300, a 4.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Baltimore city, MD is 47.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Baltimore city, MD have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baltimore city, MD is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Baltimore city, MD is $52,164. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baltimore city, MD was Census Tract 2711.02 with a value of $199,531, followed by Census Tract 2712 and Census Tract 2713, with respective values of $195,353 and $155,605.

In 2021, 22% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.722%.

Property

$167,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,173
$115,747
Median Property Taxes
±$2,459

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baltimore city, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baltimore city, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.7%
Homeownership
2020
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 47.7% of the housing units in Baltimore city, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Baltimore city, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2711.02
  2. Census Tract 2712
  3. Census Tract 2713

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baltimore city, MD was Census Tract 2711.02 with a value of $199,531, followed by Census Tract 2712 and Census Tract 2713, with respective values of $195,353 and $155,605.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Baltimore city, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,164
Median Household Income
± $946
242k
Number of Households
± 3,798

In 2020, the median household income of the 242k households in Baltimore city, MD grew to $52,164 from the previous year's value of $50,379.

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore city, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baltimore city, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (59.2%)
  2. Public Transit (16.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.61%)

In 2020, 59.2% of workers in Baltimore city, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (16.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baltimore city, MD have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.87% of the workforce in Baltimore city, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baltimore city, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baltimore city, MD have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 22% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.722%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baltimore city, MD (116k out of 580k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baltimore city, MD is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 30.6% of the children was living in poverty in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.57k in Baltimore city, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 81.2 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Baltimore city, MD has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 28.5% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Baltimore city, MD see 958 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.08% decrease from the previous year (1031 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1296 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

958 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baltimore city, MD

Primary care physicians in Baltimore city, MD see an average of 958 patients per year. This represents a 7.08% decrease from the previous year (1,031 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baltimore city, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 27.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
43.2%
Employer Coverage
28.5%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baltimore city, MD declined by 9.14% from 6.58% to 5.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baltimore city, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 87.9 in Baltimore city, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.4% in Baltimore city, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.39% in Baltimore city, MD.

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