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Garrett County, MD&

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0.46% decline
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Median Household Income
1.86% growth
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Number of Employees
1.19% growth
Median Property Value
2.48% growth


The economy of Garrett County, MD employs 13,995 people. The economy of Garrett County, MD is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.06; 2.16; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Garrett County, MD are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,813), Retail trade (1,526), and Construction (1,429), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,167), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,864), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,375).

Median household income in Garrett County, MD is $46,277. Males in Garrett County, MD have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,283. The income inequality of Garrett County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 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 Garrett County, MD. In Garrett County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,531. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Garrett County, MD is home to a population of 29,677 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Garrett County, MD is composed of 28,718 White residents (96.8%), 349 Two+ residents (1.18%), 301 Hispanic residents (1.01%), 187 Black residents (0.63%), and 93 Asian residents (0.31%). The most common foreign languages in Garrett County, MD are Other West Germanic (429 speakers), Spanish (189 speakers), and French (117 speakers), but compared to other places, Garrett County, MD has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (429 speakers), Greek (31 speakers), and French (117 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Garrett County, MD awarded 108 degrees. The student population of Garrett County, MD is skewed towards females, with 53 male students and 55 female students. Most students in Garrett County, MD are White (93 and 86.1%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 7.41%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.85%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Garrett County, MD by number of graduates are Garrett College (108 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Garrett County, MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (30 and 27.8%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (19 and 17.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (17 and 15.7%). The median tuition costs in Garrett 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 Garrett County, MD is $169,400, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $165,300 to $169,400, a 2.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Garrett County, MD is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Garrett County, MD have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Garrett County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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