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

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,477
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+18,575
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44%
Median Earnings25+$52,038
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,028
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation10.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,484
Median House Value$251,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.2%
African15%
German5.4%
Irish5.1%
Nigerian4.1%
West Indian3.5%
English3.1%
Jamaican2.8%
Polish2.7%
Arab2.5%
Italian1.9%
Russian1.7%
French Except Basque0.8%
Kenyan0.7%
British0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Ghanaian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Senegalese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Owings Mills Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBaltimore County
Standard Zip Codes21117
Phone Area Codes410
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.41
Approximate Longitude-76.79

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)

StationWOODSTOCK
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationTOWSON
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationBALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AP
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baltimore614,700$59,105
Columbia103,663$125,744
Hampstead6,340$88,684
Sykesville3,944$124,353
Towson58,347$127,138

Owings Mills Public Schools

Deer Park Elementary
9809 Lyons Mill Rd
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-0723
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
New Town Elementary
4924 New Town Blvd
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-1541
Primary
Total Enrollment 939
New Town High
4931 New Town Blvd
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-0000
High
Total Enrollment 997
Owings Mills Elementary
10824 Reistertown Road
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-1710
Primary
Total Enrollment 915
Owings Mills High
124 Tollgate Rd
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-1700
High
Total Enrollment 932
Timber Grove Elementary
701 Academy Ave
ZIP: 21117
(410) 887-1714
Primary
Total Enrollment 625

Owings Mills Private Schools

A Small World
4506 Painters Mill Rd
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Bais Yaakov School For Girls
11111 Park Heights Ave
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 641
Faith Christian Fellowship Academy
9304 Winands Rd
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Rd
ZIP: 21117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 605
Harbour School At Baltimore
11251 Dolfield Blvd
ZIP: 21117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
Jemicy School
11 Celadon Rd
ZIP: 21117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 300
Jewish Community Center-ece Dept
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Liberty Christian School
11303 Liberty Rd
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 290
Mcdonogh School
8600 Mcdonogh Rd
ZIP: 21117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1295
St Thomas Parish Day School
232 Saint Thomas Ln
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Torah Institute
35 Rosewood Ln
ZIP: 21117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 556
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