A Look at the Census Demographics for South Baltimore Neighborhoods

| May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) recently released its Vital Signs 16. This report details demographic and socioeconomic data from the United States Bureau of the Census about the people who live in Baltimore’s neighborhoods. Vital Signs 16 looks at 2016 data in comparison to previous years.

The report does not have new population estimates for each neighborhood, but does include demographics including income, race, age, and education, along with real estate information and crime rates. It estimates Baltimore has lost about 10,000 residents since 2015 according to Census estimates.

For South Baltimore, the below breakdown looks at four different reports. These are ‘Inner Harbor/Federal Hill’ which includes Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Otterbein, Sharp-Leadenhall, Ridgely’s Delight, and part of the South Baltimore neighborhood; ‘South Baltimore’ which includes Locust Point, Riverside, Port Covington, and part of the South Baltimore neighborhood; ‘Washington Village/Pigtown’ which includes Pigtown and Barre Circle; and ‘Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market’ which includes Hollins Market and Poppleton.

(Note: In these South Baltimore neighborhoods, there are currently 941 apartment units and 68 townhouse under construction. 1,415 new apartments and 107 new townhomes were completed in the last couple years. More than 614 new apartment units are in planning. With all this construction, population totals will likely increase in the next census population estimate for the South Baltimore neighborhoods.)

Click on each link for the full report.

Inner Harbor/Federal Hill 

– Inner Harbor/Federal Hill’s 2010 population was 12,855

– Inner/Harbor/Federal Hill had a crime rate of 69.2 per 1,000 residents in 2016. This is down from 165.2 in 2010.

Race/Ethnicity in 2016

– 13.6% African American

– 73.3% White

– 4.3% Asian

– 5.3% Hispanic

– 0.7% Persons of All Other Races

– 2.9% Persons of Two or More Races

Age in 2016

– 4.3% of the population under 5 years old

– 6% of the population 5-17 years old

– 9.3% of the population 18-24 years old

– 69.2% of the population 25-64 years old

– 11.1% of the population 65 years and over

Income/Employment/Education in 2016

– The median income in 2016 was $94,380. This is up from $77,888 in 2010. Federal Hill/Inner Harbor is now the fourth wealthiest part of Baltimore. The Baltimore City average is $44,262.

– 2.7% of the population lived below the poverty line

– 9.2% of children lived below the poverty line

– 4.7% unemployment rate

– 69.1% of residents with a Bachelors Degree or above

– There were 793 businesses

– There were 474 commercial properties

Housing Market

– Inner Harbor/Federal Hill had 5,894 residential properties in 2010 and 5,999 in 2016

– Inner Harbor/Federal Hill had a 2016 vacancy rate of .5%

– The median price of a home sold in 2016 was $291,000. This is up from 275,000 in 2010.

– Median days on market in 2016 was 28. This is down from 99 in 2010 and 43 in 2015.

– 59.9% of properties in 2016 were owner occupied. This is down from 63.5% in 2010.

– 4.12% of renters used Housing Choice Vouchers in 2016.

South Baltimore

– South Baltimore’s 2010 population was 6,406

– South Baltimore had a crime rate in 2016 of 32.5 per 1,000 residents. This is down from 35.6 in 2010.

Race/Ethnicity in 2016

– 1.7% African American

– 89.7% White

– 3.1% Asian

– 4.6% Hispanic

– 0.1%  Persons of All Other Races

– 0.8% of Persons of Two or More Races

Age in 2016

– 6.4% of the population in 2016 was under 5 years old

– 4.9% of the population in 2016 was 5-17 years old

– 5.5 % of the population in 2016 was 18-24 years old

– 76.1% of the population in 2016 was 25-64 years old

– 7.1% of the population in 2016 was 65 years and over

Income/Employment/Education 

– The median income in 2016 was $109,518. This is up from $69,813 in 2010.  South Baltimore is now the wealthiest section of Baltimore. The Baltimore City average is $44,262.

– 0.8% of the population lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 0.1% of children lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 4.5% unemployment rate in 2016

– 69.5%  of residents in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree or above

– 52.6% of residents commuting to work outside 0f Baltimore City in 2015 (N/A for 2016)

– There were 267 businesses in 2016

– There were 252 commercial properties in 2016

Housing Market

– South Baltimore had 3,307 residential properties in 2010 and 3,442 in 2016

– South Baltimore had a 2016 vacancy rate of 0.4%

– The median price of a home sold in 2016 is $307,250. This is up from 250,500 in 2010.

– Median days on market in 2016 was 22. This is down from 82 in 2010 and 28 in 2015.

– 71.7% of properties in 2016 are owner occupied. This is up from 71.1% in 2010.

–  0.81% of renters used Housing Choice Vouchers in 2016.

Washington Village/Pigtown

– Washington Village/Pigtown 2010 population was 5,503

– Washington Village/Pigtown had a crime rate in 2016 of 146.5 per 1,000 residents. This is up from 123.9 in 2010.

Race/Ethnicity in 2016

– 60.1% African American

– 31.6% White

– 2.2% Asian

– 3.4% Hispanic

– 0%  Persons of All Other Races

– 2.7% of Persons of Two or More Races

Age in 2016

– 6.6% of the population in 2016 was under 5 years old

– 10.7% of the population in 2016 was 5-17 years old

– 11.7 % of the population in 2016 was 18-24 years old

– 63.1% of the population in 2016 was 25-64 years old

– 7.9% of the population in 2016 was 65 years and over

Income/Employment/Education 

– The median income in 2016 was $34,785. This is down from $47,178 in 2010. The Baltimore City average is $44,262.

– 24.8% of the population lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 42.7% of children lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 19.2% unemployment rate in 2016

– 32.5%  of residents in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree or above

– 54.6% of residents commuting to work outside 0f Baltimore City in 2015 (N/A for 2016)

– There were 322 businesses in 2016

– There were 332 commercial properties in 2016

Housing Market

– Washington Village/Pigtown had 3,307 residential properties in 2010 and 3,442 in 2016

– Washington Village/Pigtown had a 2016 vacancy rate of 6.8%

– The median price of a home sold in 2016 is $127,500. This is up from $70,000 in 2010.

– Median days on market in 2016 was 39. This is down from 100 in 2010 and 48 in 2015.

– 40.7% of properties in 2016 are owner occupied. This down from 46.5% in 2010.

– 25.61% of renters used Housing Choice Vouchers in 2016

Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market

– Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market 2010 population was 5,086

– Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market had a crime rate in 2016 of 86.7 per 1,000 residents. This is up from 80.2 in 2010.

Race/Ethnicity in 2016

– 80.6% African American

– 14.3% White

– 1.3% Asian

– 2.0% Hispanic

– 0.1%  Persons of All Other Races

– 1.6% of Persons of Two or More Races

Age in 2016

– 7.6% of the population in 2016 was under 5 years old

– 20.4% of the population in 2016 was 5-17 years old

– 9.6 % of the population in 2016 was 18-24 years old

– 54.8% of the population in 2016 was 25-64 years old

– 7.6% of the population in 2016 was 65 years and over

Income/Employment/Education 

– The median income in 2016 was $19,974. This is down from $22,050 in 2010. The Baltimore City average is $44,262.

– 47.7% of the population lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 65.3% of children lived below the poverty line in 2016

– 18.7% unemployment rate in 2016

– 17.5%  of residents in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree or above

– 54.8% of residents commuting to work outside 0f Baltimore City in 2015 (N/A for 2016)

– There were 119 businesses in 2016

– There were 233 commercial properties in 2016

Housing Market

– Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market had 1,363 residential properties in 2010 and 1,367 in 2016

– Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market had a 2016 vacancy rate of 12.2%

– The median price of a home sold in 2016 is $100,000. This is up from $41,000 in 2010.

– Median days on market in 2016 was 39. This is down from 116 in 2010 and 69 in 2015.

– 29.4% of properties in 2016 are owner occupied. This down from 33.4% in 2010.

– 7.323% of renters used Housing Choice Vouchers in 2016. (Note: the area also has several low-income public housing complexes)

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