Ellicott City, MD Overview

Historic Ellicott City is situated in a scenic valley along the rolling Patapsco River and proud of its status as one of Maryland’s most unique and charming communities.  The community enjoys a rich and varied history from its early days as the tiny trading center of “Ellicott’s Mills” to the present seat of rapidly urbanizing Howard County.  The main street shopping district, snaking its way up from the Patapsco River, showcases a medley of antique and craft shops, galleries, and fine restaurants in a quaint setting. Nearby Patapsco State Park is the site of many outdoor activities.  Residents enjoy quick access to regional recreational centers for camping, biking, hiking, boating, tennis, golfing, and nature study.  Housing ranges from quaint older properties in the historic district to newer construction in a variety of architectural styles.


Population Growth (since 2000) 33%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 2,371.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.747
Households w/ Children 40%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 10%
5+ Years in Residency 0%
Median Year in Residency 0

Housing Inventory

Ellicott City, MD Housing Inventory 876 6,670 19,038 19,038 876 6,670 19,038

Market Overview

288 listings with an estimated median price of $657,500

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$100K - 200K 13
$200K - 300K 13
$300K - 400K 21
$400K - 500K 45
$500K - 600K 31
$600K - 700K 35
$700K - 800K 36
$800K - 900K 33
$900K - 1M 17
$1M - Max 43
Property Type Count
Single Family 170
Townhouse 37
Condo 54
Commercial 4
Rental 29
Lots and Land 20
Multi Family 2
Farms 1

(Data as of 6/26/2022)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Ellicott City, MD Population Demographics

Total: 71,018


Median Age: 42.27

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Ellicott City, MD Temperature

Weather Risk

Ellicott City, MD Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Ellicott City, MD Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Ellicott City, MD Highest Education Level Attained 6,179 6,351 2,232 1,235 910 14,813 15,604 6,179 6,351 2,232 1,235 910 14,813 15,604

Employment and Finance


Ellicott City, MD Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $118,656)

Ellicott City, MD Income by dollar range 494 265 415 366 511 536 596 543 482 1,357 1,832 3,337 2,841 2,585 5,934 1,454 1,990 169

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Ellicott City, MD Crime

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