Opportunity Zones in Maryland

Maryland has 149 designated opportunity zones, including 145 low-income communities, plus 4 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Maryland is a highly urban state. As such, the vast majority of the state’s opportunity zones are located in urban areas. More than 40 of the state’s 149 opportunity zones are located in the city of Baltimore, and an additional 29 located inside the Capital Beltway.

Urban vs. Rural in Maryland Opportunity Zones

Maryland Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Maryland’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 149 594 1,406
Low-income communities 145 448 593
Contiguous 4 146 150
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $47,504 $58,186 $80,607
Poverty rate 22.63% 14.60% 11.05%
Unemployment rate 10.86% 8.95% 7.31%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $177,974 $210,094 $298,237
Median rent/month $1,068 $1,178 $1,387
Homeownership 44.04% 56.86% 66.20%
Severe rent burden 28.66% 24.24% 22.78%
Vacancy rate 15.50% 11.78% 9.41%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 36.80% 42.77% 52.24%
Black alone 46.53% 39.45% 30.79%
Hispanic 10.64% 10.99% 8.66%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.29% 3.92% 5.39%
Younger than 18 22.93% 22.23% 22.19%
Older than 64 12.28% 13.60% 14.32%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 50.15% 46.67% 37.35%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 22.84% 26.17% 36.86%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 6.04% 5.22% 3.91%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 93.29% 95.29% 96.94%
In a micro area 2.68% 2.19% 1.49%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 4.03% 2.53% 1.56%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Maryland Counties & Cities

List of counties in Maryland: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Saint Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Maryland: Baltimore

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Maryland

Website: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Maryland Allegany 24001000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Allegany 24001001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Allegany 24001001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Allegany 24001001800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Anne Arundel 24003740603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Anne Arundel 24003750101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Anne Arundel 24003750102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Anne Arundel 24003750201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005401507 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005402406 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005404102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005404202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005421102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005421300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005450501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005450800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005451600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24005492500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510040100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510070400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510080200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510080400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510080700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510080800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510090800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510100100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510120500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510130200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510130300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510140200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510140300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510150100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510150400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510150500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510150600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510160400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510160500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510170200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510180100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510180300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510200100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510200200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510210100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510230300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250204 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250205 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250207 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510250500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510260404 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510260501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510260605 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510260700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510270903 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510271600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510271700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Baltimore 24510280500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Calvert 24009860703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Calvert 24009861003 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Maryland Calvert 24009861004 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Caroline 24011955302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Caroline 24011955600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Carroll 24013507601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Cecil 24015030400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Cecil 24015030505 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Cecil 24015030906 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Charles 24017850202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Charles 24017850709 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Maryland Charles 24017850802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Dorchester 24019970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Dorchester 24019970600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Frederick 24021750300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Frederick 24021751003 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Frederick 24021765100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Frederick 24021772200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Frederick 24021775400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Garrett 24023000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Garrett 24023000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Garrett 24023000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Harford 24025301302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Harford 24025302902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Harford 24025306100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Harford 24025306200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Howard 24027601107 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Kent 24029950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700713 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700723 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700724 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700813 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700830 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031700904 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031701421 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031701509 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031701703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031702000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031702301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031702500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031702601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Montgomery 24031703800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033801500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033801600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033801802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033801807 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802204 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802405 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802803 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033802901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803508 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803514 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803519 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803525 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803605 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033803612 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033804102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033804600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033805601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033805908 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033806000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033806601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033807000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Prince George’s 24033807200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Queen Anne’s 24035810300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Somerset 24039930101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Somerset 24039930500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Somerset 24039930600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland St. Mary’s 24037876001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Talbot 24041960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Talbot 24041960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Washington 24043000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Washington 24043000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Washington 24043000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Washington 24043000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Washington 24043010802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045010101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045010102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045010502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Wicomico 24045010603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Worcester 24047950000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Worcester 24047951000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Maryland Worcester 24047951300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015