Stratification & Prejudice

Baltimore, Maryland by Madison Price

What You Need to Know About Baltimore

Population: 622,104

Veteran Status: 37,185

Poverty Rate: 23.4%


Racial Composition

  • White: 31.6%
  • African American: 63.3%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4.6%
Segregation

  • Apartheid schools: 15% African American, 14% Latino, 19.1% White
  • In schools whites attended with 27.2%, African Americans were more than half, and Hispanics made up half of the student population
Average household income:

  • $40,803
Housing:

  • House units: 295,737
  • House ownership rate: 48.8%
  • Housing units in multi-unit structure: 32.5%
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units: $161,300
  • Households: 240,630
Neighborhoods

  • 200 different ones
  • Best 5: Inner Harbor, Mount Vernan, Federal Hill, Hampden, and Cockeysville
Educational attainment:

  • less than high school degree: 19.7%
  • high school degree or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 26.1%
Crime

  • Violent crime rate: 1,417 per 100,000 residents
  • crime rate fell about 5% last year
  • Plaques with drugs and poverty
  • ranked top 15 in the U.S. cities for all violent crimes
Public Transit

  • one way bus: $1.60
  • subway: $3.50
  • weekly pass: $16.50
  • monthly: $64.00
  • MARC
  • Charm City Circulation: Free
Health

  • ranked second for HIV/AIDS rates
  • 16,000 known cases
  • 6,000 residents are currently infected but not yet tested.
  • 57% are covered with health insurance through employment
  • 13% are not insured.