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Baltimore Population 2024

Baltimore is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland. Baltimore population in 2024 is estimated to be 585,579, covers area of 92.05 sq mi (238.41 sq km). 62.6% are blacks, 30.3 percent are whites, 2.7 percent are asians and 5.7 percent are hispanics. According to 2010 US census, Baltimore population is 621,005, The city population has been trending downward for decades, In ten years by 2020, the Baltimore population decreased around 35 thousand people, as there is much confusion in the city administration finding the reason behind declining, some may think that is due to low birth rates, civil unrest and domestic migration. The actual reason could be increasing poverty rate, unemployment and crime rate. Baltimore is popular for its crab houses, and getting some friends together to pick fresh crabs is a Baltimore tradition. British colonists established the Port of Baltimore in 1706 to support the tobacco trade, and by 1729, established the Town of Baltimore. Baltimore is an anglicization of the Irish name Baile an Ti Mhoir, meaning "town of the big house". Baltimore is among the ninth most dangerous cities in Maryland.

Below is the Baltimore population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *576,501-1.572
2022 *583,5881.21
2023 *585,4620.32
2024 *585,5790.02
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Baltimore city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearBaltimore Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Baltimore city Population(UA)

Baltimore Metropolitan area

Baltimore City(2020)Baltimore Metropolitan Area(2019)
Population586,1809.81 million
Area238.41 sq km8,040 sq km
Rank-4 (CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA
Baltimore is located about 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. making it a principal city in the Washington Baltimore-Arlington combined statistical area (CSA), the fourth-largest CSA in the nation, with a calculated 2019 population of 9,814,928. The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as Central Maryland, The region includes Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, three counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, and one county in South Central Pennsylvania is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Maryland.

Baltimore Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Baltimore by age is 593,490, out of these 278,188 are male, 315,302 are female, The sex ratio of Baltimore is 88. The median age of the Baltimore population is 35.9, Baltimore population by age are, under 18 years is 119,567, 16 years and over is 485,560, 18 years and over is 473,923, 21 years and over is 448,254, 65 years and over is 108,832. 46.9% are male, 53.1% are female, 20.1% are under 18 years old, 81.8% are 16 years and over, 79.9% are 18 years and over, 75.5% are 21 years and over, 14.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 293,877 housing units, The voting population of Baltimore are 452,779, out of these 206,984 are male voters, 245,795 are female voters, 45.7% are male, 54.3% are female. Baltimore population in 2023 is estimated to be 585,462, population in 2022 is estimated to be 583,588, and in 2021 is estimated to be Baltimore population in 2022 is estimated to be 576,864,.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -536,4496.1%
5 - 933,1675.6%
10 - 1432,3395.4%
15 - 1935,0445.9%
20 - 2438,9416.6%
25 - 34112,27318.9%
35 - 4477,08613.0%
45 - 5466,21911.2%
55 - 5936,9156.2%
60 - 6438,7926.5%
65 - 7451,6308.7%
75 - 8425,2624.3%
85 and over9,3731.6%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Baltimore Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Baltimore by race are:

White Population

White population in Baltimore, Maryland are 179,979, percentage wise 30.3 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Baltimore, Maryland are 371,243, percentage wise 62.6 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Baltimore, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Baltimore are 15,776, percentage wise 2.7 percent are asians, out of these 3,929 are Asian Indians, 3,009 are Chinese, 1,842 are Filipinos, 270 are Japanese, 2,510 are Korean, 977 are Vietnamese and 3,239 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Baltimore, Maryland are 33,652. Percentage wise 5.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 6,351 are Mexican people, 5,831 are Puerto Ricans, 1,937 are Cubans, and 19,533 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race593,490Percent
Black or African American371,24362.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,2060.4%
Asian Population15,7762.7%
Asian Indian3,9290.7%
Other Asian Population3,239
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2430.0%
Hispanic or Latino33,6525.7%
Puerto Rican5,8311.0%
Other Hispanic or Latino19,533
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total native population of Baltimore city is 549,980, out of these 394,964 born in the Maryland state and 147,077 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 43,510, out of these 19,431 are Naturalised US citizen, 2,625 are in Europe, 5,386 in Asia, 4,598 in Africa, 6,060 in Latin America and 543 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Baltimore are 24,079, out of these 1,630 are from Europe, 7,789 are from Asia, 4,002 from Africa, 9,905 are from Latin America and 498 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence394,964
Born in other state in the United States147,077
Born outside the United States7,939
Puerto Rico1,793
U.S. Island Areas378
Born abroad of American parent(s)5,768
Foreign born
Born outside of United States43,510
Naturalized U.S. citizen19,431
Latin America6,060
Northern America543
Not a U.S. citizen24,079
Latin America9,905
Northern America498
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Baltimore Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Baltimore, Maryland are 293,877, Occupied housing units are 242,694, Rental vacancy rate is 8. Percentage of occupancy is 83, 39.31% of houses are owner occupied and 43.27% of houses are renter occupied in Baltimore. There are 13.92 percent of one-unit detached, 50.91 percent of one-units attached, 4.94 percent of two-unit houses, 5.61 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.05 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 32.45 percent are available with one vehicle, 20.75 percent are available with two vehicles, 5.67 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 23.72 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units293,877
Occupied housing units242,694
Occupied housing units percent83
Rental vacancy rate8
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached40,916
1-unit attached149,606
2 units14,532
3 or 4 units16,487
Mobile home133
Boat, RV, van, etc.134
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Baltimore Housing Market

There is a significant price variation. The median value of housing in Baltimore, Maryland is $179,100, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 2.69 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 5.67 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 6.95 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 7.04 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 8.78 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 5.35 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 2.42 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.41 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0007,918
$50,000 to $99,99916,658
$100,000 to $149,99920,417
$150,000 to $199,99920,677
$200,000 to $299,99925,809
$300,000 to $499,99915,727
$500,000 to $999,9997,121
$1,000,000 or more1,197
Median (dollars)179,100
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Baltimore Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,472, 0.17 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 4.40 percent pay between $500 to $999, 9.17 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 5.86 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 3.00 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 1.60 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 2.28 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $532, 1.20 percent of homes pay less than $250, 2.19 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.42 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.39 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.98 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.54 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500501
$500 to $99912,917
$1,000 to $1,49926,946
$1,500 to $1,99917,211
$2,000 to $2,4998,806
$2,500 to $2,9994,690
$3,000 or more6,710
Median (dollars)1,472
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2503,520
$250 to $3996,447
$400 to $59912,976
$600 to $7997,026
$800 to $9992,873
$1,000 or more4,530
Median (dollars)532
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Baltimore Rental

Total number of Baltimore rental homes or apartments are 127,170, occupied by Renter, The median value of Baltimore average rental rate is $1,090. 15.60 percent of homes are under $500, 24.90 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 51.49 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 5.30 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.52 percent are above $3000.

Less than $50019,839
$500 to $99931,660
$1,000 to $1,49946,116
$1,500 to $1,99919,359
$2,000 to $2,4994,806
$2,500 to $2,9991,940
$3,000 or more663
Median (dollars)1,090
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

Baltimore History

In the early 1600s, the immediate Baltimore vicinity was sparsely populated, if at all, by Native Americans. Baltimore grew swiftly in the 18th century, its plantations producing grain and tobacco for sugar cultivating colonies in the Caribbean. The profit from sugar encouraged the cultivation of cane in the Caribbean and the importation of food by planters there. As noted, Baltimore was as the county seat, and in 1768 a courthouse was built. Its square was a center of community meetings and discussions. Baltimore has established its public market system in 1763. Lexington Market, founded in 1782, is known as one of the oldest operating public markets in the United States today. Lexington Market was also a center of slave trading. Slaves were sold at numerous sites through the downtown area, with sales advertised in The Baltimore Sun. Both tobacco and sugar cane were labor-intensive crops.

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