Data from the Census Bureau's Latest American Community Survey

The total population of Howard County is 309,284. The current median age of Howard County residents is 38.4 years old. This is about the same as in Maryland: 38.3 years old, and a little higher than in the United States: 37.7 years old. The non-Hispanic white population in Howard County is 55%. This is a little higher than the non-Hispanic White population in Maryland: 52%, and lower than the non-Hispanic white population in the United States: 62%.



The per capita income in Howard County is $46,988. This is about 1.3 times the amount in Maryland: $36,338, and more than 1.5 times the amount in the United States: $28,889. The median household income in Howard County is $107,490. This is about 1.5 times the amount in Maryland: $73,971, and more than double the amount in the United States: $53,657. The poverty rate in Howard County is 6.1%. This is about three-fifths of the rate in Maryland: 10.1%, and about two-fifths of the rate in the Unites States: 15.5%. 



There are 109,651 households in Howard County with an average of 2.8 persons per household.  This is a little higher than the number of persons per household in Maryland and the United States: 2.7. About 59% of the Howard County population over 15 is married. This is about 20% higher than the rate in Maryland: 49%, and also about 20% higher than the rate in the United States: 50%.
 


There are 115,318 housing units in Howard County with a 95% occupancy rate.  This occupancy rate is a higher than the rate in Maryland: 89%.  It is also higher than the rate in the United States: 88%. Of all the units in Howard County, 73% are owner occupied and 27% are renter occupied.  This is higher than the owner occupancy rate In Maryland: 66%. It is also higher than the owner occupancy rate in the United States: 63%. The median value of owner-occupied housing in Howard County is $443,300. This is about 1.5 times the amount in Maryland: $288,500, and more than double the amount in the United States: $181,200



About 59.9% of Howard County residents 25 years or older have a Bachelor's degree or higher.  This is about 1.5 times the rate in Maryland: 38.2% and about double the rate in the United States: 30.1%. About 20% of the Howard County population is foreign-born. This is about 1.3 times the rate in Maryland: 14.9%, and about 1.5 times the rate in the United States: 13.3%. About 22.9% of the Howard County population speak a language other than English at home. This is about 1.4 times the rate in Maryland: 16.9%, and about 10% higher than the rate in the United States: 20.9%.