Melwood, MD

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Population

3,744

15.6% growth

Median Age

46.6


Median Household Income

$69,567

12% decline

Poverty Rate

4.09%


Number of Employees

1,540

12.7% growth

Median Property Value

$243,100

0.579% growth

About

In 2017, Melwood, MD had a population of 3.74k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $69,567. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Melwood, MD grew from 3,239 to 3,744, a 15.6% increase and its median household income declined from $79,052 to $69,567, a -12% decrease.

The population of Melwood, MD is 58.1% Black or African American Alone, 18.6% White Alone, and 14.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Melwood, MD speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Melwood, MD is $243,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Melwood, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Melwood, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Melwood, MD employs 1.54k people. The largest industries in Melwood, MD are Public Administration (291 people), Retail Trade (262 people), and Educational Services (157 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($104,635), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,250), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($64,875).

Median household income in Melwood, MD is $69,567. Males in Melwood, 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 Melwood, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,567

2017 value

± $9,570

-12%

1 Year Growth

± 23.6%

Households in Melwood, MD have a median annual income of $69,567, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,052 in 2016, which represents a -12% 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 Melwood, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8007.06

  2. Census Tract 8007.07

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Melwood, MD was Census Tract 8007.06 with a value of $135,568, followed by Census Tract 8007.07 and N/A, with respective values of $86,080 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melwood, MD (153 out of 3.74k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    96 ± 76

  2. White

    57 ± 83

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Melwood, MD is Black, followed by White and Native American.

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

1.54k

2017 Value

± 263

12.7%

1 Year growth

± 21.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melwood, MD grew at a rate of 12.7%, from 1.37k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melwood, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (278 people), Management Occupations (163 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (163 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melwood, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Melwood, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (278 people), Management Occupations (163 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (163 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melwood, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.57 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Melwood, MD, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($137,837), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($135,875), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($112,330).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.54k

2017 Value

± 263

12.7%

1 Year growth

± 21.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melwood, MD grew at a rate of 12.7%, from 1.37k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melwood, MD, are Public Administration (291 people), Retail Trade (262 people), and Educational Services (157 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melwood, MD, though some of these residents may live in Melwood, 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 Melwood, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (291 people), Retail Trade (262 people), and Educational Services (157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melwood, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.05 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.87 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Melwood, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($104,635), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,250), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($64,875).

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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. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

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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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Melwood, MD has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 5.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Melwood, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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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

7.78%

Uninsured

45%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

5.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melwood, MD grew by 53.1% from 5.08% to 7.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Melwood, 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

Melwood, MD is home to a population of 3.74k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Melwood, MD residents were born outside of the country (347 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Melwood, MD is composed of 2.18k Black or African American Alone residents (58.1%), 695 White Alone residents (18.6%), 555 Hispanic or Latino residents (14.8%), 283 Two or More Races residents (7.56%), 35 Asian Alone residents (0.935%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Melwood, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Melwood, MD was 46.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Melwood, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Melwood, MD residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    347 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Melwood, MD residents (347 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Melwood, MD was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

93.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.2% of Melwood, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Melwood, MD was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    2.18k ± 368

  2. White Alone

    695 ± 231

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    555 ± 261

In 2017, there were 3.13 times more Black or African American Alone residents (2.18k people) in Melwood, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 695 White Alone and 555 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Melwood, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Melwood, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Melwood, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    150 ± 88

  2. Vietnam

    114 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    94 ± 53

Melwood, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melwood, MD was $243,100 in 2017, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $241,700 to $243,100, a 0.579% increase. The homeownership rate in Melwood, MD is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Melwood, MD have an average commute time of 37.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Melwood, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,567

Median Household Income

± $9,570

1.58k

Number of Households

± 237

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.58k households in Melwood, MD declined from $69,567 from the previous year's value of $79,052.

The following chart displays the households in Melwood, 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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Housing

Property Value

$243,100

2017 Median

± $31,195

$241,700

2016 Median

± $32,183

In 2017, the median property value in Melwood, MD grew to to $243,100 from the previous year's value of $241,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Melwood, 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 Melwood, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Melwood, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Melwood, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

81%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Melwood, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

37.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melwood, MD have a longer commute time (37.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Melwood, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    15.8%

  3. Public Transit

    7.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Melwood, MD was Drove Alone (74.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.8%) and those who Public Transit (7.16%).

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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