Demographics/Labor Force

Source: 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Age Distribution

Population Charles County Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Maryland U.S.
Total 156,118 6,098,283 6,006,401 321,418,821
Male 48.2% 48.9% 48.5% 49.2%
Female 51.8% 51.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Under 5 years 6.00% 6.60% 6.10% 6.20%
5-9 7.20% 6.60% 6.30% 6.40%
10-14 6.60% 6.20% 6.20% 6.40%
15-19 7.30% 6.20% 6.50% 6.70%
20-24 6.80% 6.50% 6.70% 7.00%
25-34 12.70% 15.20% 13.90% 13.70%
35-44 13.30% 14.50% 12.80% 12.70%
45-54 16.60% 14.40% 14.50% 13.40%
55-59 6.80% 6.40% 7.00% 6.70%
60-64 5.40% 5.50% 6.00% 6.00%
65-74 7.10% 7.10% 8.30% 8.60%
75-84 3.30% 3.20% 4.10% 4.40%
85 and older 1.00% 1.40% 1.80% 1.90%
Median age (years) NA NA NA NA
18 and over 75.5% 76.8%

77.6%

77.1%
21 and over 71.8%

73.0%

73.6% 72.9%
62 and over 14.3% 14.8% 17.6% 18.3%
65 and over 11.4% 11.7% 14.1% 14.9%

 

Educational Attainment

Population Charles County Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Maryland U.S.
Population 25 years and over 103,341 4,132,855 4,102,486 216,447,163
Less than 9th grade 2.0% 5.0% 4.2% 5.5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4.2% 4.8% 6.1% 7.3%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 37.1% 18.8% 25.1% 27.6%
Some college, no degree 20.7% 16.4% 19.2% 20.7%
Associates degree 7.7% 5.6% 6.5% 8.2%
Bachelors Degree 13% 25.4% 21.1% 19%
Graduate or Professional Degree 12.8% 24.0% 17.7% 11.6%

 

Household Income Distribution

Population Charles County Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Maryland U.S.
Total households 54,855 2,172,310 2,177,934 118,208,250
Less than $10,000 3.90% 4.10% 4.91% 6.90%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.40% 2.10% 3.14% 5.30%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.00% 4.70% 6.50%

10.50%

$25,000 to $34,999 4.70% 5.60% 7.20% 10.00%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.40% 8.80% 10.50%

13.50%

$50,000 to $74,999 16.30% 14.70% 17.10% 17.80%
$75,000 to $99,999 17.30% 13.10% 13.40% 12.00%
$100,000 to $149,999 23.50% 20.10% 18.00% 13.10%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.00% 11.90% 9.50% 5.20%
$200,000 or more 7.50% 15.10% 9.60% 5.30%
Median household income (dollars) 88,700 93,294 75,847 55,775
Mean income (dollars) 101,064 121,072 99,951 78,378

 
Employment Status

Population Charles County Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Maryland U.S.
Total Civilian 122,966 4,832,622 4,814,346 256,167,758
In labor force 67.7% 71.8% 67.3% 63.1%
Employed 64.6% 67.3% 63.0% 58.8%
Unemployment rate 5.6% 6.4% 7.2% 7.2%

 

Employment by Occupation

Description Charles County Maryland Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC U.S.
Management, business, science, and arts occupations 30,291 1,353,990 1,661,136 55,873,365
Service occupations 11,829 533,408 550,110 27,047,705
Sales and office occupations 18,039 665,062 625,772 35,511,295
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 8,583 233,312 221,762 13,191,538
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,714 245,694 191,450 18,559,438

 
Commuting Time

Transportation Charles, MD Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Maryland United States
Total 72,415 2,993,036 2,837,275 139,328,071
Commute Less than 5 min. 645 39,064 44,361 4,200,780
Commute 6 to 9 min. 3,382 145,386 166,902 13,815,303
Commute 10 to 14 min. 6,024 234,705 275,982 19,188,996
Commute 15 to 19 min. 7,410 331,826 346,359 21,439,343
Commute 20 to 24 min. 5,823 365,767 372,927 20,454,860
Commute 25 to 29 min. 1,919 175,251 173,771 8,801,348
Commute 30 to 34 min. 5,711 469,209 428,700 18,990,689
Commute 35 to 39 min. 2,173 126,829 112,899 4,013,554
Commute 40 to 44 min. 2,618 183,577 153,938 5,328,081
Commute 45 to 59 min. 11,183 404,363 334,304 11,087,037
Commute 60 to 89 min. 17,3678 385,867 310,564 8,364,606
Commute greater than 90 min. 8,159 131,192 116,568 3,643,474

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