Towson, the governmental seat of Baltimore, Maryland, presents residents and potential home buyers with a wealth of real estate ownership opportunities. If you’re someone interested in purchasing one of the homes for sale in the Towson real estate area, you’ll enjoy the best of small town charm and “big city” amenities. Towson’s historic Old Courthouse represents the city’s ties to the past. Its involvement with Towson Circle (a recent developmental real estate project) exhibits its dedication to the city’s future.
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Towson is Baltimore County's largest center of population with 55,197 residents boasting a 8.59 percent increase since 2000. Developments, neighborhoods and residential areas have emerged around Towson and its surrounding real estate market like Owings Mills, Cockeysville, Parkville, and Pikesville.
Towson is located just 20 minutes away from downtown Baltimore thanks to several bus lines available to Towson residents and real estate owners. Many employment opportunities are available to Towson real estate and home owners with the Black & Decker corporate headquarters as well as Towson Town Center with its numerous retail and restaurant job opportunities nearby. Towson’s unemployment rate is 6.90 percent. Towson job opportunities have recently increased by 0.89 percent. The average household reported Towson household income is approximately $74,000.
Towson residents are highly educated and value education. Of the population over the age of 25, more than 94.3 percent of Towson residents have a high school education. More than 61 percent have a bachelors degree or higher. More than 31.2 percent of Towson’s population has graduate or professional degrees.
Towson is home to the Baltimore County Board of Education offices.
The majority of Towson students attend the Baltimore County Public Schools. Local schools include Towson High School, the community’s largest high school. Students from Towson may also attend Loch Raven High School or Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a magnet school.
Towson elementary schools include Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Riderwood, Hampton, and West Towson. The Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology serves all of Baltimore County.
The district serves more than 107,033 students in 174 schools, programs and centers. It is the 26th largest school district in the nation and the third largest in Maryland.
Baltimore County Public Schools employs 8,792 teachers for a total of 18,783 employees. The district has a $1.5 billion yearly budget.
According to Baltimore County Public Schools district officials, the students earned $103.7 million in scholarships in 2012. More than 7,300 students graduate from the Baltimore County Public Schools annually. More than 87.5 percent of all graduates seek higher education. The district’s high standards of education include an International Baccalaureate program at two high schools, and an average of 17 advanced placement courses at each high school.
More than half of all Baltimore County Public Schools’ traditional and magnet high schools are listed among the nation’s top schools. The Washington Post named 13 of the district’s high schools in the top 9 percent in the nation. Eleven schools were among Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s list of America’s Best High Schools.
The Baltimore County Public Schools has the second highest graduation rate among the nation’s largest school districts, as honored by Education Week in June 2013.
In addition to a nationally recognized music program, the Baltimore County Public Schools was recognized by Education Week, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Public Radio, and more, for the district’s creation of technology partnerships with companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The John Hopkins University and area software developers.
There are several private schools available in Baltimore County. In Towson there are several long-established private schools including Baltimore Lutheran School, Notre Dame Preparatory, Calvert Hall College High School, and Loyola Blakefield.
Towson is home to Towson University, recognized as one of the nation’s best universities. Known for its outstanding business school, Towson is the second largest university in Maryland’s public system. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at Towson University in more than 100 bachelor, masters or doctoral programs. The university is 8 miles north of Baltimore
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.5%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.0%|
|5 to 1721.7%|
|18 to 6457.2%|
|65 and Older15.1%|
|White (not Hispanic)61.4%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+89.2%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+35.2%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+12.6%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+87.4%|
|Per Capita Income$34,304|
|Median Household Income$65,411|
|People in Poverty8.2%|
|Average Work Commute Time29 minutes|
|Total Housing Units336,939|
|Average Household Size2.48|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$269,400|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012695|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.5%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.5%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments19,627|
|Private non-farm Employment310,726|
|Private non-farm Employment Growth0.0%|
|Number of Firms76,111|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$9,247,191,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$15,341|
|Sales Per Capita$1,414,111,000|
|Land Area598.30 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile1,346|
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