Howard County, Maryland

Howard County, Maryland

Overview

Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:
  • 62.2% White
    White American
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  • 17.5% Black
    African American
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  • 0.3% Native American
    Native Americans in the United States
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  • 14.4% Asian
    Asian American
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  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    Pacific Islander American
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  • 3.6% Two or more races
    Multiracial American
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  • 2.0% Other races
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  • 5.8% Hispanic or Latino
    Hispanic and Latino Americans
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     (of any race)


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 247,842 people, 90,043 households, and 65,821 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 was 983 people per square mile (380/km²).
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2010


Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:
  • 62.2% White
    White American
    White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or consider themselves White. The United States Census Bureau defines White people as those "having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa...

  • 17.5% Black
    African American
    African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

  • 0.3% Native American
    Native Americans in the United States
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  • 14.4% Asian
    Asian American
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  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    Pacific Islander American
    Pacific Islander Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, are residents of the United States with original ancestry from Oceania. They represent the smallest racial group counted in the United States census of 2000. They numbered 874,000 people or 0.3 percent of the United States population...

  • 3.6% Two or more races
    Multiracial American
    Multiracial Americans, US residents who identify themselves as of "two or more races", were numbered at around 9 million, or 2.9% of the population, in the census of 2010. However there is considerable evidence that the real number is far higher. Prior to the mid-20th century many people hid their...

  • 2.0% Other races
    Race (United States Census)
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  • 5.8% Hispanic or Latino
    Hispanic and Latino Americans
    Hispanic or Latino Americans are Americans with origins in the Hispanic countries of Latin America or in Spain, and in general all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino.1990 Census of Population and Housing: A self-designated classification for people whose origins...

     (of any race)

2000


As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 247,842 people, 90,043 households, and 65,821 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 was 983 people per square mile (380/km²). There were 92,818 housing units at an average density of 368 per square mile (142/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.33% White
Race (United States Census)
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, 14.42% Black
Race (United States Census)
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 or African American
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, 0.24% Native American
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, 7.68% Asian
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, 0.04% Pacific Islander
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, 1.11% from other races
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, and 2.19% from two or more races. 3.02% of the population were Hispanic
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 or Latino
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 of any race. 15.1% were of German, 11.0% Irish
Irish people
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, 9.3% English
English people
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, 6.6% Italian
Italian people
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 and 5.7% American
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 ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 90,043 households out of which 40.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 20.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 34.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $101,003, and the median income for a family was $117,186 in 2009). The per capita income was $44,120. About 2.70% of families and 4.00% of the population were below the poverty line.

Population history


The following is a population history for Howard County from the U.S. Census Bureau. The ranking compares the population of Howard County to those of the other 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
  • 1870.......14,150......19th
  • 1900.......16,715......22nd (Calvert and Caroline fewer)
  • 1910.......16,106......23rd (Calvert fewer)
  • 1920.......15,826......22nd (Calvert and Kent fewer)
  • 1930.......16,169......19th (Calvert, Charles, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's fewer)
  • 1940.......17,175......20th (Calvert, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's fewer)
  • 1950.......23,119......18th (Calvert, Caroline, Garrett, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot fewer)
  • 1960.......36,152......14th (Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Worcester fewer)
  • 1970.......61,911......11th (Howard passing Cecil, St. Mary's, Wicomico in population)
  • 1980......118,572......7th (after only Anne Arundel, Baltimore County and City, Harford, Montgomery, Prince George's)
  • 1990......187,328......6th (passing Harford)
  • 2000......247,842......6th
  • 2004......266,738......6th
  • 2008......274,995

Education and public library


The Howard County Public School System manages 71 schools and serves approximately 49,000 students. The graduation rate from this school district is an above-average 92%, and the county's schools are ranked among the best in the state. Student test scores consistently top the list for all Maryland school districts. Public school construction has kept pace with the county’s growth in recent years in an effort to safeguard against crowded classrooms. Howard High School is currently the largest school in the county with over 1,600 students.

Since 2005, Howard County Library has consistently been ranked among the top 5 libraries
Library
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 in its size category by HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings). (Under the library's sponsorship, a campaign called "Choose Civility" started in Howard County in 2006. According to its website, "Choose Civility is an ongoing community-wide initiative, led by Howard County Library, to position Howard County as a model of civility. The project intends to enhance respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance in Howard County." The campaign's distinctive green bumper stickers are often seen in Howard County and neighboring areas.)

Politics and government

Howard County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP
Republican Party (United States)
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Dem
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

Others
2008
United States presidential election, 2008
The United States presidential election of 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on November 4, 2008. Democrat Barack Obama, then the junior United States Senator from Illinois, defeated Republican John McCain, the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona. Obama received 365...

59.99% 87,120 1.87% 2,720
2004
United States presidential election, 2004
The United States presidential election of 2004 was the United States' 55th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Republican Party candidate and incumbent President George W. Bush defeated Democratic Party candidate John Kerry, the then-junior U.S. Senator...

54.07% 72,257 1.25% 1,666
2000
United States presidential election, 2000
The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush, then-governor of Texas and son of former president George H. W. Bush , and Democratic candidate Al Gore, then-Vice President....

44.17% 49,809 3.91% 4,411
1996
United States presidential election, 1996
The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice President Al Gore of Tennessee and the Republican national ticket of former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas for President and former Housing Secretary Jack...

49.81% 47,569 7.42% 7,090
1992
United States presidential election, 1992
The United States presidential election of 1992 had three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot....

44.85% 44,763 16.47% 16,441
1988
United States presidential election, 1988
The United States presidential election of 1988 featured no incumbent president, as President Ronald Reagan was unable to seek re-election after serving the maximum two terms allowed by the Twenty-second Amendment. Reagan's Vice President, George H. W. Bush, won the Republican nomination, while the...

43.30% 34,007 0.47% 370


Howard County has developed a reputation for being a reliably Democratic stronghold, though not as through as Baltimore, Montgomery County
Montgomery County, Maryland
Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland, situated just to the north of Washington, D.C., and southwest of the city of Baltimore. It is one of the most affluent counties in the United States, and has the highest percentage of residents over 25 years of age who hold post-graduate...

, and Prince George's County
Prince George's County, Maryland
Prince George's County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland, immediately north, east, and south of Washington, DC. As of 2010, it has a population of 863,420 and is the wealthiest African-American majority county in the nation....

. Howard County usually supports Democrats at the state and federal level, though it voted for Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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 Bob Ehrlich in the 2002 gubernatorial election
Maryland gubernatorial election, 2002
-Democratic Party:*Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland*Robert Fustero, perennial candidate-Republican Party:*Bob Ehrlich, United States Representative from Maryland's 2nd congressional district*James J. Sheridan...

 over Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend , is an American attorney who was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Maryland in 2002. In 2010 she became the chair of the non-profit American Bridge, an organization that will raise funds for Democratic...

. The last time that Howard County voted for a Republican candidate for President was 1988
United States presidential election, 1988
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.

Howard County is governed by a County Council and a County Executive. The current Howard County Executive is Kenneth Ulman
Kenneth Ulman
Kenneth Ulman is currently serving as the County Executive of Howard County, Maryland. He previously served as a County Council member representing District 4 of Howard County. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Cabinet and Director, Board of Public Works in the Glendenning administration...

, who was initially elected in 2006. Parts of Howard County are located in Maryland's 3rd congressional district
Maryland's 3rd congressional district
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 and Maryland's 7th congressional district
Maryland's 7th congressional district
Maryland's 7th congressional district elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives every two years. The seat is currently represented by Elijah Cummings . It encompasses the majority African American sections of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland, in addition to the...

, which are represented by Democrats John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Peter Spyros Sarbanes is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the state capital of Annapolis, central portions of the city of Baltimore, and parts of Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties.-Early life, education...

 and Elijah Cummings
Elijah Cummings
Elijah Eugene Cummings is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County...

 respectively.

Current and past County Executives:
Name Affiliation Term
  Omar J. Jones Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1969–1973
  Edward L. Cochran Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1974–1978
  J. Hugh Nichols Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1978–1986
  William E. Eakle Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1986 - 1986
  Elizabeth Bobo
Elizabeth Bobo
Elizabeth Bobo is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her fourth term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 12B in Howard County. She currently sits on the Environmental Matters Committee.Liz was born in...

Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1986–1990
  Charles I. Ecker Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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1990–1998
  James N. Robey
James N. Robey
-Background:Robey was born in Baltimore, and raised in the small Howard County mill town of Daniels, once located on the banks of the Patapsco River.-Education:...

Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

1998–2006
  Kenneth Ulman
Kenneth Ulman
Kenneth Ulman is currently serving as the County Executive of Howard County, Maryland. He previously served as a County Council member representing District 4 of Howard County. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Cabinet and Director, Board of Public Works in the Glendenning administration...

Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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2006 –


The current members of the County Council are:
Position Name Affiliation District
  Member Courtney Watson Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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1
  Chair Calvin Ball Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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2
  Vice-Chair Jen Terrasa Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
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3
  Member Mary Kay Sigaty Democrat
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4
  Member Gregory Fox Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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5

Top employers


According to Howard County's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the county are:
# Employer # of Employees
1 Howard County Public School System 7,850
2 Applied Physics Laboratory
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory , located in Howard County, Maryland near Laurel and Columbia, is a not-for-profit, university-affiliated research center employing 4,500 people. APL is primarily a defense contractor. It serves as a technical resource for the Department of...

4,400
3 County of Howard 2,869
4 Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is one of the largest mobile network operators in the United States. The network has 107.7 million subscribers as of 2011, making it the largest wireless service provider in America....

2,028
5 Giant 1,953
6 Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital is a 227-bed, not-for-profit health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. The hospital was opened in 1973...

1,720
7 Columbia Association
Columbia, Maryland
Columbia is a planned community that consists of ten self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, not...

1,600
8 SAIC 1,058
9 Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo
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842
10 MICROS Systems
MICROS Systems
MICROS Systems, Inc., is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services for the restaurant point of sale, hotel, hospitality, specialty retail markets and other similar markets...

815


Other companies based in Howard County include Arbitron
Arbitron
Arbitron is a consumer research company in the United States that collects listener data on radio audiences. It was founded as American Research Bureau by Jim Seiler in 1949 and became national by merging with L.A. based Coffin, Cooper and Clay in the early 1950s...

.

Culture and attractions

  • Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland
  • Blandair, an open space preserve
  • Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge
    Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge
    The Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge at Savage, Maryland is the sole surviving example of a revolutionary design in the history of American bridge engineering. The double-span truss bridge is one of the oldest standing iron railroad bridges in the United States. It was the first successful all-metal...

  • The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was founded in 2002 and quickly received a great deal of attention for its high-energy approach to the works of Shakespeare and other classics...

  • The Columbia Orchestra
  • Ellicott City Station
    Ellicott City Station
    The Ellicott City Station is the oldest remaining passenger train station in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. At the time of its construction it was the terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills, Maryland and it incorporated features...

  • The Enchanted Forest
    Enchanted Forest (Maryland)
    thumb|240px|Enchanted Forest entrance in 1955The Enchanted Forest is a now-closed theme park in Ellicott City, Maryland, on U.S. Route 40 near the intersection with Bethany Lane...

  • Historic Ellicott City Main Street
  • Howard County Center for the Arts
  • Howard County Library
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
    Merriweather Post Pavilion
    Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland. It was named for the American Post Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post...

  • Rep Stage
    Rep Stage
    Rep Stage, was founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Valerie Lash. It is a professional Equity theatre based in Howard County, Maryland. Rep Stage has won 7 Helen Hayes Awards, garnered 37 nominations, received 6 Greater Baltimore Theater Awards and received consistent high critical acclaim from the...

  • Savage Mill
    Savage Mill
    The Savage Mill is a historic cotton mill complex in Savage, Maryland, which has been turned into a complex of shops and restaurants. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is located in the Savage Mill Historic District...

  • Shrine of St. Anthony
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre
  • Links to over 300 Howard County websites

Unincorporated census-designated places


Howard County has no incorporated municipalities.

Unincorporated areas are considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service
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, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated place
Census-designated place
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s in the county:
  • Columbia
    Columbia, Maryland
    Columbia is a planned community that consists of ten self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, not...

  • Elkridge
    Elkridge, Maryland
    Elkridge is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. The population was 22,042 at the 2000 census. Founded early in the 18th century, Elkridge is located at the confluence of three counties, the other two being Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties...

  • Ellicott City
    Ellicott City, Maryland
    Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County...

  • Jessup
    Jessup, Maryland
    Jessup is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The population was 7,865 at the 2000 census. The center of population of Maryland is located in Jessup. It was the location of Maryland House of Correction, which was one of...

     (a portion is also in Anne Arundel County)
  • North Laurel
    North Laurel, Maryland
    North Laurel is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. The population was 20,468 at the 2000 census. It is located adjacent to the city of Laurel.right|thumb|North Laurel Community Center opening 3 June 2011-Geography:...

  • Savage-Guilford
    Savage-Guilford, Maryland
    Savage-Guilford is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. The population was 12,918 at the 2000 census. It consists of unincorporated communities of Savage, Maryland, and Guilford, Maryland.-Geography:...

     (a combination of the communities of Savage
    Savage, Maryland
    Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about south of Baltimore and north of Washington, D.C. It is situated close to the city of Laurel and to the planned community of Columbia.A rich vein of American industrial history lies in Savage...

     and Guilford
    Guilford, Maryland
    Guilford is a community located in Howard County in the state of Maryland in the United States of America. Formerly a small railroad stop, it now lies within the boundaries of Columbia....

     recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)


Other entities, such as the United States Postal Service, use a different selection of local place names. In all these cases, since the places are unincorporated, the boundaries are determined by the classifying authority. Unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places but known in the area include:
  • Clarksville
    Clarksville, Maryland
    Clarksville is both the name of an unincorporated community and the name associated with Districts 4 & 5 in Howard County, the third wealthiest county in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The community is named for William Clark, a farmer who owned much of the land on which the...

  • Cooksville
    Cooksville, Maryland
    Cooksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. Roberts Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.-References:...

  • Daniels
    Daniels, Maryland
    Daniels is a ghost town straddling the Patapsco River between Woodstock and Ellicott City in Baltimore County and Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is the location of the Daniels Mill, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

  • Dayton
    Dayton, Maryland
    Dayton is an unincorporated community of about 10,000 located in Howard County, Maryland.Dayton is also the home to the annual Dayton Daze Parade that began in honor of Lenny Hobbs. Dayton is in the 21036 zip code area and belongs to the 410 area code...

  • Dorsey
    Dorsey, Maryland
    Dorsey, Maryland, is a locality in eastern Howard County, Maryland, south of Elkridge, north of Savage, and close to the Anne Arundel County border and Baltimore-Washington International Airport...

  • Fulton
    Fulton, Maryland
    Fulton is an unincorporated community located at the southern tip of Howard County, Maryland.-History:Prior to 1805 Fulton was known as Queen Caroline Parish, then later as Hammond Directions. In 1878, it was referred to as "Water's Store," a name taken from postmaster Richard Waters.Henry Iager...

  • Glenelg
    Glenelg, Maryland
    Glenelg is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is in the 21737 zip code, and the 410 area code. It is the home town of Glenelg High School and Glenelg Country School...

  • Glenwood
    Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland
    Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., therefore attracting commuters to those employment centers...

  • Granite
    Granite, Maryland
    Granite is an unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. Originally known as Waltersville, it was renamed Granite in recognition of its principal product...

  • Hanover
    Hanover, Maryland
    Hanover, Maryland is a locality in unincorporated northwestern Anne Arundel County, Maryland in the United States, located south of Baltimore near the Howard County line....

     (a portion is also in Anne Arundel County
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is named for Anne Arundell , a member of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England and the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state...

    )
  • Henryton
    Henryton, Maryland
    Henryton is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Maryland, United States.-References:...

     (primarily in Carroll County
    Carroll County, Maryland
    Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2010, its population was 167,134. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton , signer of the American Declaration of Independence. Its county seat is Westminster....

    )
  • Highland
    Highland, Maryland
    Highland is an unincorporated community in western Howard County, Maryland which uses the 20777 zip code. The community is located at the junction of Highland Road, Maryland Route 216 and Maryland Route 108, and is still heavily influenced by its agrarian history; farms and horse fields are common...

  • Ilchester
    Ilchester, Maryland
    Ilchester is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It was named after the village of Ilchester in England.-History:Located about southeast of Ellicott City, Ilchester was settled by the Ellicott family in the late 18th century...

  • Lisbon
    Lisbon, Maryland
    Lisbon is a town located in western Howard County in the state of Maryland in the United States, located roughly between Baltimore and Frederick and north of Washington, D.C.. It is roughly one square mile. Lisbon is located along Interstate 70 and Maryland Route 144 and is home to the first...

  • Marriottsville (a portion is also in Carroll County
    Carroll County, Maryland
    Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2010, its population was 167,134. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton , signer of the American Declaration of Independence. Its county seat is Westminster....

     and Baltimore County
    Baltimore County, Maryland
    Baltimore County is a county located in the northern part of the US state of Maryland. In 2010, its population was 805,029. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Towson. The name of the county was derived from the barony of the Proprietor of the Maryland...

    )
  • Scaggsville
    Scaggsville, Maryland
    Scaggsville is an unincorporated community in Maryland. It is situated near the southeastern tip of Howard County, between Laurel and Fulton. The name Scaggsville appears on exits for Maryland Route 216 off Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 29. The town mainly consists of residences, with some...

  • Simpsonville
    Simpsonville, Maryland
    Simpsonville is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.-References:...

  • Sykesville
    Sykesville, Maryland
    Sykesville is a town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The population was 4,197 at the 2000 census.-History:The land on which Sykesville sits started out as part of a Springfield Estate, owned by wealthy Baltimore shipbuilder William Patterson...

     (primarily in Carroll County
    Carroll County, Maryland
    Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2010, its population was 167,134. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton , signer of the American Declaration of Independence. Its county seat is Westminster....

    )
  • West Friendship
    West Friendship, Maryland
    West Friendship is an affluent semi-rural community in western Howard County, Maryland. West Friendship is located at the junction of Interstate 70/U.S. Highway 40/Maryland Route 144 and Maryland Route 32.- History :...

  • Woodbine
    Woodbine, Maryland
    Woodbine is located in Howard and Carroll counties, in the Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan area. The community was named for the plant, which grew in this town in fields and along riverbanks.-Background:...

  • Woodstock
    Woodstock, Maryland
    Woodstock is an unincorporated community which is a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. The original village of Woodstock is located in Howard County, but the surrounding area includes portions of Baltimore County and Carroll County.- Demographics :...


Airports


Howard County does not have any public or commercial airport facilities. There are two privately owned airstrips, Glenair in Glenwood, Maryland, and Haysfield Airport
Haysfield Airport
- History :The airport has been in operation since 1974There have been efforts to convert the airport to public use, but the NSA and Maryland Aviation Administration have opposed the plan....

 in Ellicott City, Maryland
Ellicott City, Maryland
Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County...

.

Public Transportation


Bus routes that operate in Howard County are managed by multiple services, including Howard Transit
Howard Transit
Howard Transit is the primary public transit system in Howard County, Maryland, which grew from the former ColumBus bus system in Columbia, Maryland...

, Connect a Ride, The Maryland Transit Administration
Maryland Transit Administration
The Maryland Transit Administration is a state-operated mass transit administration in Maryland, and is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation. It is better known as MTA Maryland to avoid confusion with other cities' transit agencies who share the initials MTA. The MTA operates a...

, Commuter Solutions of Howard County, and Neighbor Ride.

Notable Residents and Natives

  • Stephen Amidon
    Stephen Amidon
    Stephen Amidon is an American author and film critic. He grew up on the East Coast of the United States of America, including a spell in Columbia, Maryland, which served as the inspiration for his fourth novel The New City. Amidon moved to London, UK, in 1987, where he was given his first job as a...

    , author, whose 2000 novel, The New City, is set in a fictionalized Columbia in the 1970s.
  • Desmond Armstrong
    Desmond Armstrong
    Desmond Kevin Armstrong is a retired American soccer defender and midfielder, who was a member of the United States national team from 1987 to 1994. He played three seasons in Major Indoor Soccer League, part of one in the Brazilian First Division, two in the American Professional Soccer League...

    , member of US 1990 FIFA World Cup soccer team
  • Benjamin Banneker
    Benjamin Banneker
    Benjamin Banneker was a free African American astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author and farmer.-Family history and early life:It is difficult to verify much of Benjamin Banneker's family history...

    , African-American self-educated scientist, astronomer, inventor, writer, and antislavery publicist, born in Ellicott's Mills, November 9, 1731
  • Florence Riefle Bahr
    Florence Riefle Bahr
    Florence Elizabeth Riefle Bahr was a prolific artist and activist throughout her life. Early in her career, she was quoted as saying, "I'd rather paint than eat."...

    , artist and activist
  • Leonard Marion Bahr, portrait painter
  • Michael Benton, U.S. diplomat to Denmark
  • Jayson Blair
    Jayson Blair
    Jayson Blair is an American reporter formerly with The New York Times. He resigned from the newspaper in May 2003 in the wake of the discovery of plagiarism and fabrication in his stories. Since 2007 he has worked as a life coach in the field of mental health.-Background:Blair was born in...

    , disgraced former New York Times reporter
  • Beatrice Capra
    Beatrice Capra
    Beatrice "Trice" Capra is an amateur American tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 201, which she reached on September 20, 2010...

    , amateur tennis player who won several rounds at the US Open in 2010
  • Kenneth Catania, MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Professor of Biology at Vanderbilt University
  • Michael Chabon
    Michael Chabon
    Michael Chabon born May 24, 1963) is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation", according to The Virginia Quarterly Review....

    , Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Frank Cho
    Frank Cho
    Frank Cho, born Duk Hyun Cho, is a Korean-American comic strip and comic book writer and illustrator, known for his series Liberty Meadows, as well as for books such as Shanna the She-Devil, Mighty Avengers and Hulk for Marvel Comics, and Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment...

    , creator of Liberty Meadows comic strip
  • James A. Clark, president of the Maryland State Senate from 1979 to 1983
  • George Colligan
    George Colligan
    George Colligan is a New York-based jazz pianist, organist, drummer, trumpet player, educator, composer and bandleader. He was born in New Jersey, and raised in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Peabody Institute, majoring in classical trumpet and music education...

    , New York–based jazz pianist
  • Cristeta Comerford
    Cristeta Comerford
    Cristeta Pasia Comerford is a Filipino American has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Filipino descent.-Early life:...

    , White House Executive Chef
  • D'Monroe
    D'Monroe
    D'Monroe is an American actor who has appeared in a number of television productions. On Broadway, he has performed in the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar as an apostle, and in Rent as Benny. He won a Travolta Family Entertainment Golden Icon Award for Best Male Musical Theater Performance...

    , Broadway and Off-Broadway Actor
  • The Dangerous Summer (band)
    The Dangerous Summer (band)
    The Dangerous Summer is an Indie / Rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. The band formed in the summer of 2006 to write their first EP, There Is No Such Thing as Science, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records and other labels in 2007. They signed with Hopeless Records within 8 months of...

    , alternative rock band from Ellicott City
  • Divine, actor who briefly rented an apartment in Ellicott City as a young adult in the summer of 1968
  • Willie Germany
    Willie Germany
    Willie James Germany Jr. is a former American football defensive back who played four years in the National Football League.-Background:...

    , NFL defensive back
  • Mary Downing Hahn
    Mary Downing Hahn
    Mary Downing Hahn is an award-winning American author of young adult novels. Her first published book, The Sara Summer, was released in 1979, when she was forty-one years old. Since then she has written over twenty novels...

    , award winning author of young adult literature
  • Greg Hawkes
    Greg Hawkes
    Greg Hawkes is a musician best known as the keyboardist for the Rock band The Cars.Hawkes, a native of Fulton, Maryland, attended Atholton High School where he played in a band called Teeth. He then attended Berklee College of Music for two years, majoring in composition and flute...

    , keyboardist for new wave band [The Cars]
  • Mantle Hood
    Mantle Hood
    Mantle Hood was an American ethnomusicologist. Among other areas, he specialized in studying gamelan music from Indonesia. Hood pioneered, in the 1950s and 1960s, a new approach to the study of music, and the creation at UCLA of the first American university program devoted to ethnomusicology...

    , American ethnomusicologist, died in Ellicott City
  • Stephen Hunter
    Stephen Hunter
    Stephen Hunter is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic.-Life and career:Stephen Hunter was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. His father was Charles Francis Hunter, a Northwestern University speech professor who was killed in 1975....

    , Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and author
  • Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of the webcomic RPG World
  • JJ Kincaid
    JJ Kincaid
    JJ Kincaid is the afternoon radio personality at Z100 in New York City. His show is quite random, with phone calls from listeners who share strange things about their lives along with hit music throughout....

    , New York City radio personality, got his start DJing at the Columbia Ice Rink.
  • Kerry G. Johnson
    Kerry G. Johnson
    Kerry G. Johnson is an African-American graphic designer, caricaturist and humorous illustrator.He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 30, 1966...

    , award winning caricaturist, cartoonist and humorous illustrator
  • Thomas Watkins Ligon
    Thomas Watkins Ligon
    Thomas Watkins Ligon , a Democrat, was the 30th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1854 to 1858. He also a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving Maryland's third Congressional district from 1845 until 1849...

    , 30th Governor of Maryland; died in Ellicott City in 1881 and is buried at St. John's Cemetery
  • Laura Lippman
    Laura Lippman
    Laura Lippman is an American author of detective fiction.-Biography:Lippmann was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daughter of Theo Lippman Jr., a well known and respected writer at the Baltimore Sun, and Madeline Lippman, a retired school librarian for the...

    , award winning mystery author
  • John MacTavish, British Consul to Maryland
    John MacTavish (British Consul)
    John MacTavish, born ca. 1787 in Stratherrick, Invernesshire, Scotland, was a Scots-Canadian heir to the North West Company and British Consul to the State of Maryland...

     in the 1840s
  • Suzanne Malveaux
    Suzanne Malveaux
    Suzanne M. Malveaux , is an American television news reporter.She is currently the anchor of CNN Newsroom 11am to 1pm. Before that she was White House correspondent for CNN and primary substitute host on CNNs "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer"...

    , CNN Reporter, went to high school in Ellicott City
  • Aaron Maybin
    Aaron Maybin
    -Buffalo Bills:On August 21, 2009, Maybin agreed to a five-year deal with the Buffalo Bills after being drafted with the 11th pick in the first round. He finished the season with 18 tackles and zero sacks while playing in all 16 regular season games during his 2009 rookie year.In his second season,...

    , American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Went to high school in Ellicott City
  • Aaron McGruder
    Aaron McGruder
    Aaron McGruder is an American cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African American brothers from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb, as well as being the creator and executive...

    , animator and cartoonist. Creator of The Boondocks
    The Boondocks
    The Boondocks was a daily syndicated comic strip written and originally drawn by Aaron McGruder that ran from 1996 to 2006. Created by McGruder in 1996 for The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the University of Maryland, College Park, the strip moved from the college pages and was printed in...

  • Brendan Mundorf
    Brendan Mundorf
    Brendan Mundorf is a lacrosse player who plays for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League.-College career:...

    , professional lacrosse player for the Denver Outlaws
  • Edward Norton
    Edward Norton
    Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor...

    , Academy Award–nominated actor and grandson of Columbia founder James Rouse, made his professional debut at age 8 at Toby's Dinner Theatre in the Town Center.
  • Saint John Neumann, pastor of Saint Augustine Church in Elkridge, 1849-1851
  • Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit
    Reddit
    reddit is a social news website where the registered users submit content, in the form of either a link or a text "self" post. Other users then vote the submission "up" or "down," which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site's pages and front page.Reddit was originally...

    , went to high school in Ellicott City
  • Randy Pausch
    Randy Pausch
    Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....

    , professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, author of The Last Lecture
    The Last Lecture
    The Last Lecture is a New York Times best-selling book co-authored by Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Jeffrey Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal...

  • Elise Ray
    Elise Ray
    Mary Elise Ray is an American gymnast who represented the United States at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 1999 World Championships.-Biography and early career:...

    , Olympic gymnast
  • Ryan Pinkston
    Ryan Pinkston
    Ryan James Pinkston is an American actor and model.-Life and career:Pinkston was born in Silver Spring, Maryland of Greek descent. Before he became an actor, he was involved in karate competitions, having been inspired by watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers...

    , MTV's Punk'd
    Punk'd
    Punk'd is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher. It bore a resemblance to both the classic hidden camera show Candid Camera and to TV's Bloopers...

  • James W. Rouse
    James W. Rouse
    James Wilson Rouse , founder of The Rouse Company, was a pioneering American real estate developer, urban planner, civic activist, and later, free enterprise-based philanthropist...

    , urban planner, real estate developer and philanthropist. Also grandfather of famous actor and fellow Columbian Edward Norton
    Edward Norton
    Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor...

  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    George Herman Ruth, Jr. , best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935...

    , baseball player; married at St. Paul's Church in [Ellicott City] to Helen Woodford on October 17, 1914
  • SR-71 (band)
    SR-71 (band)
    SR-71 is an American rock band that was formed in Baltimore, Maryland. They are best known for their 2000 single "Right Now", their 2002 single "Tomorrow", and as the authors of Bowling for Soup's 2004 hit "1985" . The name of the band came from SR-71 Blackbird, a supersonic surveillance aircraft...

    , many of the band's members were from Ellicott City
  • Christian Siriano
    Christian Siriano
    Christian Siriano is an American fashion designer. Siriano first gained attention after winning the fourth season of American reality show Project Runway, becoming the series' youngest winner...

    , fashion designer and winner of the fourth season of Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime Television, previously on the Bravo network, which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and are restricted in time, materials and theme...

     (born in Columbia)
  • Linda Tripp
    Linda Tripp
    Linda Rose Tripp was a central figure in the Lewinsky scandal of 1998 and 1999 that led to the impeachment and subsequent acquittal of U.S. President Bill Clinton.-Early life and government employment:...

    , central figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal
  • Terry Virts, astronaut
  • Jonathan Ward
    Jonathan Ward
    Jonathan Ward is an American actor born on February 24, 1970 in Elkridge, Maryland, USA. He has starred mostly in television programs and telefilms, but has also appeared in a small number of movies. His acting debut was on Broadway as Michael in Peter Pan.-Television credits:He was twelve years...

    , actor (Charles in Charge
    Charles in Charge
    Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board...

    , Mac and Me
    Mac and Me
    Mac and Me is a 1988 sci-fi fantasy film co-written and directed by Stewart Raffill about a "Mysterious Alien Creature" escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended by a young boy who uses a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family, from whom he has been separated...

    )
  • Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle
    Frank Whittle
    Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS was a British Royal Air Force engineer officer. He is credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996) was a British Royal Air...

    , OM, KBE inventor of the jet engine
  • Wayne Wilson
    Wayne Wilson
    Wayne MacArthur Wilson is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for nine seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Shepherd University and was drafted in the 12th round of the 1979...

    , NFL running back
  • Void (band)
    Void (band)
    Void was a Washington D.C.-based hardcore punk/crossover thrash band. They were one of the first hardcore outfits to fuse hardcore and some heavy metal in a way most hardcore and metal fans could accept, paving the way for bands such as The Melvins. They were one of the first local bands popular in...

    , punk band on Dischord Records
    Dischord Records
    Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D.C.-area music scene. The label is co-owned by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, who founded Dischord in 1980 to release Minor Disturbance by The Teen Idles...


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