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Howard County, MD
The county was named for John Eager Howard, fifth governor of Maryland

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The county is in the Baltimore metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 266,738. This was an increase of  7.62% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$74,167
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Howard County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Howard County was $45,464. This was an increase of 27.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 147% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Ellicott City

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17% of Howard County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Howard County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Howard County include Blackstone Cemetery, Cavey Cemetery, Crestlawn Cemetery, Dorsey Cemetery, Dorsey Cemetery, First Baptist Church of Guilford Cemeter, Gardner Cemetery, Good Shepherd Cemetery, Grace Cemetery, Grace Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Howard County include Clarksville, Columbia, Dayton, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Glenelg, Glenwood, Hanover, Highland, Ilchester ... View communities

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Colleges in Howard County include Howard Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Howard County include Howard County Public Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Howard County include Central Library, East Columbia Major Branch, Elkridge Branch, Glenwood Library, Miller Major Branch ... View libraries

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Howard County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Howard County political report.

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Hotels in Howard County include Best Western, Bridgestreet Gramercy at Town Center, Columbia Hilton, Comfort Suites Columbia Gateway, Courtyard Marriott Columbia, Econo Lodge, ESA Deluxe Columbia, Extended Stay America, Hampton Inn Columbia, Hilton Garden Inn Columbia ... More hotels

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