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Overview

Introduction to Owings Mills, Maryland

Owings Mills is recognized as an unincorporated area located in Baltimore County. It’s a suburb of the city of Baltimore. Owings Mills is home to the Owings Mills Mall. Distinct areas of Owings Mills include Garrison, Owings Mills New Town, Tollgate, Velvet Valley as well as Gwynnbrook.

History

In approximately 1700 pioneers arrived in the area of Owings Mills. Samuel Owings constructed three mills near Gwynn’s Falls. One of the mills was utilized for grinding flour, another for producing grist and the one of the mills was used to produce plaster from limestone. The town took its name from the Samuel Owings Mills. During the 18th and 19th centuries the mining of ore was a significant business in the area. Farming was also part of the area economy.

Transportation

With a close proximity to Baltimore, a large number of Owings Mills residents commute to Baltimore for work on the Baltimore Beltway as well as on the Northwest Expressway. Residents can also reach Baltimore by taking the Baltimore Metro Subway which has a station located in the center of Owings Mills. Route 140 is one of the primary routes that run through Owings Mills.

Some of the organizations and businesses that have major facilities in Owens Mills include Sweetheart Cup, T. Rowe Price, Lion Brothers, Black & Decker and the Baltimore Life Companies. Owings Mills is home to the headquarters of the Baltimore Ravens. Maryland Public Television studios are located in Owings Mills.

Numerous large shopping centers are situated in Owings Mills including the Owings Mills Town Center. The mall is home to a vast amount of shops and is popular with the residents.

Higher Education

ITT Technical Institute has a facility in Owings Mills. Due to the close proximity to Baltimore residents can pursue they educational goals at colleges located in Baltimore such as John Hopkins University, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Loyola College in Maryland and the University of Baltimore. Branches of the Community College of Baltimore, Villa Julie College and Empire Beauty School are located in Owings Mills.

People

Total Population 33,732
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 18,005
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 39%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,884
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,637
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,819

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,323
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 9.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,377
Median House Value $243,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.6%
Irish 5.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Owings Mills Almanac

Category Value
County Baltimore
Standard Zip Codes 21117
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.419
Longitude -76.78

Owings Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WOODSTOCK
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station TOWSON
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AP
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baltimore 622,454 $51,032
Columbia 103,055 $119,845
Hampstead 6,351 $84,674
Sykesville 4,429 $116,101
Towson 57,725 $107,355

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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OWINGS MILLS HIGH
124 TOLLGATE RD
410-887-1700
Serves 1,335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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