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Howard County, MD: New Homes and Area Information

Profile Details: Howard County, MD

Howard County Quick Facts

  • Population: 287,085
  • County Seat: Ellicott City
  • Median Household Income: $101,003
  • Web Site: www.howardcountymd.gov/

Top Employers

  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Lorien Health Systems
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Howard Community College
  • SAIC
  • Giant Food
  • The Columbia Association
  • Wells Fargo
  • MICROS Systems

Transportation


Airports

Howard County does not have any public or commercial airport facilities. There are two privately owned airstrips, Glenair in Glenwood, Maryland, and Haysfield Airport in Ellicott City, Maryland. Commercial air service is provided at the nearby BWI Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Public transportation

Bus routes that operate in Howard County are managed by multiple services, including Howard Transit, Connect a Ride, The Maryland Transit Administration, Commuter Solutions of Howard County, and Neighbor Ride.

Roads[edit]

Howard County contains two primary Interstate highways: Interstate 70 which runs east-west across the northern portion of the county and Interstate 95 which enters the county in Elkridge and runs north-south to North Laurel, then crossing into Prince George's County.

Other major routes include U.S. Route 29, which runs from its northern terminus at MD 99 in Ellicott City into Montgomery County, Maryland Route 100 which provides quick access to BWI Airport from Ellicott City and Columbia, and Maryland Route 32 links the northwest suburbs of West Friendship, Glenelg, and Clarksville with Columbia and Fort Meade.


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