Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Densely populated, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area, is anchored by the city of Baltimore, and encompasses 7 surrounding counties.

The city of Baltimore is not only the largest city in the state of Maryland, but is also the largest independent city in the United States. It also lays claim to the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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Total Population: 2,797,407

(An increase of 3.21 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 240,694
  • Language Spoken at Home - 282,922

Quick Facts

  • The city's foreign born population currently constitutes 8.7% of the total population.

  • Baltimore-Columbia-Townson, MD has the fourth highest income per household in the United States.

  • Columbia is the second wealthiest county in America, and Columbia has consistently ranked in the top ten of CNN Money's Best Places to Live in America.

  • At one point Baltimore's Inner Harbor was the second leading destination for entry by immigrants into the United States.

  • In the past decade Baltimore's overall rate of immigration has more than doubled.

  • Over half of the City of Baltimore's current immigrant population has arrived after the year 2000.

  • The greater Baltimore area contains a large number of European, Asian, and American born peoples.

  • Baltimore hosts a large number of Nepali, Bhutanese refugees in Prince George’s County. read more


Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is the largest and most populated metro area in Maryland, and one of the largest sea ports on the Atlantic coast. Due to its history as an immigrant destination, many European families still reside in its downtown area creating a unique cultural atmosphere in the inner city. The metro area has one of the highest incomes per household, and is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Due to this fact there has recently been a large influx of wealthy east and south Asian immigrants that have moved to the area.

Asian people groups comprise the majority of the foreign born population. There are significant populations from China, and Korea that have been Ethnic staples in the area for the past several decades. More recently, there has been a significant increase in the southeast Asian population from countries like Vietnam and the Philippines. The city has also seen steady immigration from South Asia as well, with a large Indian population found in the area.

However, there are also large amounts of Latin American and European people as well. Because it is a port city, Baltimore became a destination for a large number of Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and Greek immigrants. It is famous for its iconic Little Italy neighborhood located in the heart of its downtown area. Overall The greater Baltimore area is a rather ethnically diverse place, filled with rich cultural history from around the world.

People Group Profiles

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PG Name Country Of Birth Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism15,507
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesIslam11,275
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism8,615
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana6,384
TeluguIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism6,200
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoArab WorldIslam - Sunni3,088
Arab, Lebanese (Muslim)LebanonArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,099
MalianMaliSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni1,800
Arab, EgyptianEgyptArab WorldIslam1,791
Arab, IraqiIraqArab WorldIslam - Shia1,537
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,387
Jew, IsraeliIsraelJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism826
TurkTurkeyTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni821
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant19,919
FrenchFranceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic15,324
SalvadoranEl SalvadorLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal13,788
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic11,548
RussianRussiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox10,325
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism10,100
JamaicanJamaicaNorth American PeoplesChristianity8,564
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant8,500
GreekGreeceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,707
TrinidadianTrinidad and TobagoNorth American PeoplesChristianity5,611
GermanGermanyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,427

Ethnic Links

The Immigration Outreach Service Center- a non-profit organization seeking to serve the needs of immigrants in the greater Baltimore area.

Asian Arts and Culture Center- A great place to explore the arts and cultures that contributed to Asia's cultural heritage.

Ethnic Groups in Baltimore- a great place to find detailed information on the different ethnic groups that can be found throughout the greater city of Baltimore.