Poverty in Maryland
A Snapshot from the 2012 Census Data on Poverty and Income
Maryland has the highest median income, but poverty is growing across the state.
- According to the most current Census data, 9.4 percent of Maryland residents live below the poverty level.
- Children are one of the hardest-hit groups - 13.1 percent of Maryland's children live in poverty.
- Baltimore City has one of the lowest median incomes in the country, with households making $40,803 compared to Maryland's overall median of $72,999.
- Four Maryland counties are among the wealthiest in the country: Howard County (median income $107,821); Montgomery County ($96,985); Calvert County ($92,395); and Charles County ($93,063).