Baltimore is a large city in Maryland with a population of just under 620,000. Young professionals will fit right in, as they account for an above-average 19% of the community. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Maryland. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (53%) and owning (47%) their home. The trend is driven in part by a relatively low average rent of $1,051 per month, which is $296 less than the state average.
Compared to the state average, Baltimore has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (20%). In addition, 21% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Baltimore residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and education. Together, these industries account for 14% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Baltimore workers take home an average annual income of around $63K, less than the Maryland average. Baltimore's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Baltimore has an average commute time of about 33 minutes. Many residents (30%) commute to work by car, while public transit is used by only 8% of the population. Walking (3%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.