Owings Mills, Maryland

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Owings Mills, Maryland

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.


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.


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.

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Owings Mills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 20,193 100%
Male 9,560 47.3%
Female 10,633 52.7%
Under 18 4,311 21.3%
18+ 15,882 78.7%
65+ 1,397 6.9%
Median Age 32
Average Family Size 2.87
White 11,268 55.8%
African-American 7,359 36.4%
Asian 791 3.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 0.2%
Other 242 1.2%
Mixed Race 476 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 647 3.2%

Owings Mills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.5%
German 9.8%
Irish 6.3%
Italian 6%
US/American 5.3%
Russian 4.3%
English 3.5%
Polish 2.8%
Nigerian 1.4%
African 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Jamaican 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Owings Mills 20,193 $61,079
Baltimore 651,154 $35,438
Columbia 88,254 $83,753
Ellicott City 56,397 $91,968
Hampstead 5,060 $62,460
Sykesville 4,197 $75,758
Towson 51,793 $75,832

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Wal-mart in Owings Mills

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