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Charles County, MD&

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1.05% growth
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Median Household Income
0.85% growth
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1.5% growth
Median Property Value
1.09% growth

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The economy of Charles County, MD employs 77,775 people. The economy of Charles County, MD is specialized in Public Admin.; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 4.08; 1.41; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charles County, MD are Public Admin. (15,053), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,525), and Retail trade (8,815), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($76,145), Utilities ($70,763), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($60,781).

Median household income in Charles County, MD is $91,373. Males in Charles County, MD have an average income that is 1.13 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,320. The income inequality of Charles County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Charles County, MD. In Charles County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,033. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Charles County, MD is home to a population of 154,357 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charles County, MD is composed of 68,377 White residents (44.3%), 65,188 Black residents (42.2%), 7,939 Hispanic residents (5.14%), 6,726 Two+ residents (4.36%), and 4,738 Asian residents (3.07%). The most common foreign languages in Charles County, MD are Spanish (4,492 speakers), Tagalog (1,122 speakers), and German (572 speakers), but compared to other places, Charles County, MD has a relative high number of Tagalog (1,122 speakers), Other Indic (527 speakers), and German (572 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charles County, MD awarded 1,899 degrees. The student population of Charles County, MD is skewed towards females, with 591 male students and 1,308 female students. Most students in Charles County, MD are White (1,281 and 67.5%), followed by Black or African American (342 and 18%), Hispanic or Latino (96 and 5.06%), and Two or more races (73 and 3.84%). The largest universities in Charles County, MD by number of graduates are College of Southern Maryland (1,880 and 99%), Aaron's Academy of Beauty (19 and 1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Charles County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (430 and 22.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (259 and 13.6%), and Registered Nursing (92 and 4.84%). The median tuition costs in Charles County, MD are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charles County, MD is $287,600, which is 1.4 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $284,500 to $287,600, a 1.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Charles County, MD is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Charles County, MD have an average commute time of 41.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charles County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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