Howard County Maryland
Howard County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.. As of the 2010 census, the population was 287,085. Its county seat is Ellicott City. The center of population of Maryland is located in the Howard County town of Jessup.
Howard County is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Recent development in the south of the county has led to some realignment towards the Washington, D.C. media and employment markets. The county is also home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developer James Rouse in 1967.
Howard County is frequently cited for its affluence, quality of life, and excellent schools. With a median family income of $125,152 in 2012, Howard County was ranked the second wealthiest county by median household income in the United States by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013. Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County. The main population center of Columbia/Ellicott City was named second among Moneymagazine's 2010 survey of "America's Best Places to Live." Howard County's schools frequently rank first in Maryland as measured by standardized test scores and graduation rates.
Living in Howard County provides access to I95, I295, I70, Route 32, & Route 100. It is an ideal place to live and commute to the major metropolitan areas.
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