Howard County, Maryland Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Howard County, Maryland

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 109,282 total housing units. This is an increase of 16,464 units since the year 2000 when it had 92,818 total units. It's an increase of 36,699 units since the year 1990 when it had 72,583 total housing units. Howard County saw an increase of 20,235 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Howard County's 109,282 total housing units, 95.85% are occupied housing units, and 4.15% are vacant housing units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Howard County has 104,749 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 14,706 units since the year 2000 when it had 90,043 occupied units. It's an increase of 36,412 units since the year 1990 when it had 68,337 occupied homes. Howard County saw an increase of 21,706 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Howard County's 104,749 occupied housing units, 61.27% are occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units, 26.31% are renter occupied home units, and 12.43% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 27,556 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 3,992 units since the year 2000 when it had 23,564 renter occupied home units. It's an increase of 8,571 units since the year 1990 when it had 18,985 renter occupied housing units. There was an increase of 4,579 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Howard County has 64,175 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Howard County has 13,018 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

Howard County has 4,533 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 1,758 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,775 vacant housing units. It's an increase of 287 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,246 vacant housing units. Howard County saw a decrease of -1,471 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 4,533 vacant housing units, 39.25% are for rent homes, 2.36% are rented - but not occupied units, 20.94% are for sale housing units, 7.41% are sold - but not occupied housing units, 9.22% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.4% are for migrant workers units, and 20.78% are listed as vacant other housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Howard County has 1,779 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 757 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,022 for rent housing units. It's a decrease of -204 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,983 for rent housing units. There was a decrease of -961 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Howard County has 107 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -209 units since the year 2000 when it had 316 rented - but not occupied homes.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Howard County has 949 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 360 units since the year 2000 when it had 589 for sale homes. It's an increase of 1 units since the year 1990 when it had 948 for sale units. There was a decrease of -359 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Howard County has 336 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

Howard County has 418 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 93 units since the year 2000 when it had 325 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. It's an increase of 263 units since the year 1990 when it had 155 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. There was an increase of 170 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 2 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -4 units since the year 2000 when it had 6 for migrant workers housing units. It's a decrease of -10 units since the year 1990 when it had 12 for migrant workers units. Howard County saw a decrease of -6 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 942 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 425 units since the year 2000 when it had 517 listed as vacant other homes. It's an increase of 487 units since the year 1990 when it had 455 listed as vacant other homes. There was an increase of 62 units between 1990 and 2000.