Garrett County, MD

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Population

29,516

0.543% decline

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$48,174

4.1% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

13,937

0.414% decline

Median Property Value

$167,100

1.36% decline

About

In 2017, Garrett County, MD had a population of 29.5k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $48,174. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Garrett County, MD declined from 29,677 to 29,516, a -0.543% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,277 to $48,174, a 4.1% increase.

The population of Garrett County, MD is 96.6% White Alone, 1.28% Two or More Races, and 1.07% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Garrett County, MD speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Garrett County, MD are Garrett College (112 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Garrett County, MD is $167,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Garrett County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Garrett County, MD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Tributaries of the Chester River, from front to back: West Fork (Langford Creek), East Fork, mainstem Chester River, Corsica River.

Economy

The economy of Garrett County, MD employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Garrett County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,875 people), Construction (1,602 people), and Retail Trade (1,443 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,479), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,344).

Median household income in Garrett County, MD is $48,174. Males in Garrett County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Garrett County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,174

2017 value

± $2,234

4.1%

1 Year Growth

± 5.52%

Households in Garrett County, MD have a median annual income of $48,174, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,277 in 2016, which represents a 4.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garrett County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garrett County, MD was Census Tract 3 with a value of $54,250, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $52,019 and $49,177.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Garrett County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garrett County, MD (3.3k out of 28.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,192 ± 304

  2. Two Or More

    64 ± 96

  3. Black

    36 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garrett County, MD is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.9k

2017 Value

± 677

-0.414%

1 Year decline

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garrett County, MD declined at a rate of -0.414%, from 14k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garrett County, MD, are Management Occupations (1,574 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,465 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,390 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garrett County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Garrett County, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,574 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,465 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,390 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garrett County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.85 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garrett County, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,833), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,832), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.9k

2017 Value

± 677

-0.414%

1 Year decline

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garrett County, MD declined at a rate of -0.414%, from 14k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garrett County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,875 people), Construction (1,602 people), and Retail Trade (1,443 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garrett County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Garrett County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Garrett County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,875 people), Construction (1,602 people), and Retail Trade (1,443 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garrett County, MD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.24 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.94 times), and Construction (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garrett County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($59,479), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,344).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $21.7B

  2. $19B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $21.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($19B) and Electronics ($16.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$190B

2020 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

27.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $190B. This is expected to increase 27.8% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.4B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $7.24B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24.4B, followed by Pennsylvania with $19.5B and New York and $7.24B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Garrett County, MD has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Garrett County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Garrett County, MD see 1841 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1855 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 865 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,841 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Garrett County, MD see an average of 1,841 patients per year. This represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1,855 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Garrett County, MD in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.52%

Uninsured

42.9%

Employer Coverage

21.1%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garrett County, MD declined by 15.2% from 8.87% to 7.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Garrett County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Garrett County, MD is home to a population of 29.5k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.02% of Garrett County, MD residents were born outside of the country (301 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Garrett County, MD is composed of 28.5k White Alone residents (96.6%), 379 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 316 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.07%), 170 Black or African American Alone residents (0.576%), 111 Asian Alone residents (0.376%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0678%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

63

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Garrett County, MD was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Garrett County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Garrett County, MD residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

301 people

1.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

380 people

As of 2017, 1.02% of Garrett County, MD residents (301 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garrett County, MD was 1.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Garrett County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Garrett County, MD was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.5k ± 21

  2. Two or More Races

    379 ± 67.4

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    316 ± 137

In 2017, there were 75.3 times more White Alone residents (28.5k people) in Garrett County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 379 Two or More Races and 316 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Garrett County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    946 ± 146

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    225 ± 78

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    207 ± 93

Garrett County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Garrett County, MD awarded 112 degrees. The student population of Garrett County, MD is skewed towards men, with 337 male students and 336 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Garrett County, MD are White (85 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 16.7%), Two or More Races (4 and 3.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 0.926%).

The largest universities in Garrett County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Garrett College (112 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Garrett County, MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 and 24.1%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (24 and 21.4%), and General Business (19 and 17%).

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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Garrett County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 27 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Garrett County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

112 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Garrett County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Garrett College with 112 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

63

Degrees Awarded to Men

49

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 63 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Garrett County, MD, which is 1.29 times more than the 49 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Garrett County, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    85 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Garrett County, MD were to White students. These 85 degrees mean that there were 4.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garrett County, MD was $167,100 in 2017, which is 0.727 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,400 to $167,100, a 1.36% decrease. The homeownership rate in Garrett County, MD is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Garrett County, MD have an average commute time of 22.8 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.

Housing

Property Value

$167,100

2017 Median

± $5,636

$169,400

2016 Median

± $5,608

In 2017, the median property value in Garrett County, MD declined from to $167,100 from the previous year's value of $169,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Garrett County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garrett County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$48,174

Median Household Income

± $2,234

11.9k

Number of Households

± 580

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Garrett County, MD grew to $48,174 from the previous year's value of $46,277.

The following chart displays the households in Garrett County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Garrett County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garrett County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%

2017 Homeownership

77.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Garrett County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Garrett County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garrett County, MD have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Garrett County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Garrett County, MD was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.91%) and those who Worked At Home (5.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Garrett County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Garrett County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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