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About the Region

Many factors define the Baltimore region including demographics, economics, business, employment, education and workforce, transportation and quality of life.

Approximately 2.8 million residents live in the Baltimore region, the 20th most populated Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, according the U.S. Census Bureau. The Baltimore region includes the jurisdictions of:

Our Region

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Queen Anne’s County

The Baltimore region is densely populated, with more than 1,000 residents per square mile. Of those residents, the median household income is $76,788 and per capita personal income is $38,406.

Thirty-seven percent of residents 25 years or older are college-educated, while 26 percent have obtained a high school diploma and 10 percent have less than a high school education. Industries on the rise include cybersecurity, medical and higher education fields, federal agencies and military bases. Gross Domestic Product is $187.4 billion, which is half of Maryland’s $378.3 billion GDP. Approximately 1.4 million residents are employed, and the unemployment rate is 4.4 percent.