Fact Sheet: Legislative District 8, Baltimore County 

Total Population – 121,164 (100%)

                Male – 56,901 (47%)

                Female – 64,263 (53%)

60 Yrs and above population – about 25,000 (20%)

20 Yrs – 54 Yrs Population – 50,000+ (50%)

Demography by Race:

White – 82,206 (67.8%)

African American – 26,280 (21.7%)

Asian – 7,640 (6.3%) Major Asian population group comprises of:

                Asian Indian – 1,442 (1.2%)

                Chinese – 1,043 (0.9%)

                Philipino – 2,651 (2.2%)

Citizenship Status:

                Foreign born and Naturalized U.S. Citizen – 5,937

                Foreign born and not U.S. Citizen – 6,901

                Total Foreign born population – 12,838

                Major Foreign born population: Europe – 1,474 (11.5%)

                                                                         Asia – 6,086 (47.4%)

                                                                          Africa – 2,221 (17.3%)

                                                                          Latin America – 2,927 (22.8%)

Employment Status:

Unemployed: 4,765

Biggest employment area: Educational Services, Health Care and Social Services – 18,208, which is 28.4% of total employed.

School Enrollment:

                Less than 9th grade – 3,029

                9th – 12th grade – 5,648

                High School graduate – 26,298

                Some college or no degree – 18,537

Language Spoken at Home:

                Language spoken other than English – 14,534

Hosing Occupancy:

                Occupied – 49,216

                Vacant housing units – 3,256

Source: Maryland Department of Planning,  American Community Survey

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