West Friendship, MD Overview

Characterized as a farming community, West Friendship also harmonizes beautiful historic homes with newly developed residential neighborhoods.  The town’s early residents were tobacco or wheat farmers, and many descendants of those 17th-century settlers still reside within the area.  Familiar family names like Warfield, Ridgely, Selby, Hobbs, Cross, and Cissel have helped to create the modern community of West Friendship.  The annual Howard County Fair is held in rural West Friendship, although suburban trappings now include a modern shopping center.  New construction in the West Friendship area features spacious single-family homes in colonial styling.  Many homes are set on large, wooded lots that offer natural beauty and seclusion.  The area provides a convenient commute into Baltimore City via Interstate 70.  Throughout the community, farms and historic homes blend with modern construction and retail centers, harmonizing a progressive attitude with reverence for tradition.


Population Growth (since 2000) 45%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 284.00
Household Size (ppl) 3.152
Households w/ Children 42%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 43%
Median Year in Residency 4.38

Housing Inventory

West Friendship, MD Housing Inventory 26 67 715 715 26 67 715

Market Overview

3 listings with an estimated median price of $1,100,000

Price Count
$1M - Max 3
Property Type Count
Single Family 1
Lots and Land 1
Farms 1

(Data as of 8/7/2020)

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.

West Friendship, MD Population Demographics

Total: 2,482


Median Age: 47.62

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.

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West Friendship, MD Temperature

Weather Risk

West Friendship, 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

West Friendship, MD Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

West Friendship, MD Highest Education Level Attained 226 97 545 177 34 24 608 226 97 545 177 34 24 608

Employment and Finance


West Friendship, MD Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $175,832)

West Friendship, MD Income by dollar range 3 8 9 4 22 9 6 8 13 15 17 47 33 82 403 58 25 21

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.

West Friendship, MD Crime

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