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About Baltimore County


ArrowBaltimore County Tourism and Promotion


ArrowBaltimore County: Your Community


ArrowHistory of Baltimore County


ArrowLiving in Baltimore County


Finding Services


ArrowBaltimore County Government


ArrowBaltimore County Public Library


ArrowOther Resources


The Commute


ArrowCommuter Trains: MARC | Amtrak


ArrowReal-Time Traffic Information


ArrowTraffic Volume Map [PDF]  Opens in new window


Cost of Living


ArrowCounty and State Tax Rates


ArrowOther Personal Taxes; Business Taxes


ArrowElectricity Rates: Business or Residential


ArrowGas Options: Business or Residential


ArrowCost of Living: National Comparison


Zip Code Map


Arrow2011 Zip Code Areas [PDF]  Opens in new window


Public Schools


ArrowBaltimore County Public Schools Website


ArrowSchool Boundary Information


ArrowMaryland School Assessment Scores


ArrowEnrollment, Projections by Jurisdiction [PDF] Opens in new window


ArrowCurrent Enrollment: Pre-K - 6 | 7-12  [PDF] Opens in new window


ArrowPublic School Assets


  • 27 public magnet schools offer students specialized courses in business, finance and computer technology.

  • The Public School "Values Education and Ethical Behavior" program has received national attention.

  • Office of Career and Technology Education - Baltimore County Public Schools - offers students programs that focus on their success in the workplace. Programs include Business Education, School-to-Career Transition, Family Studies, Technical Programs and Technology Education.



Other Education Links


ArrowBaltimore County Non-Public Schools Web Site


ArrowEnrollment and Graduation Rates -
      Non-Public Schools [PDF] Opens in new window


ArrowLocal Colleges / Universities


ArrowThe County is in close proximity to several premiere universities rated in  US News' "America's Best Colleges":



ArrowTop rated Graduate Programs are available at local universities.


ArrowEnrollment: Local Colleges / Universities [PDF] Opens in new window


ArrowLocal Private Career Schools


ArrowWorkforce Training and Development-Community College of Baltimore County


Housing: Prices and Current Value


ArrowReal Property Database


ArrowArea Mortgage Rates


Health Care


ArrowEasy access to major health centers. Use this guide from the Maryland Health Care Commission to see coverage on Maryland's hospitals.


ArrowUS News gives high ratings to several local hospitals


ArrowMaryland Health Benefit Exchange


ArrowMaryland Health Connection: Maryland's Marketplace for Health Insurance


ArrowSmall Business Health Options


This information provided by Infobank ( ), a partnership of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and the Baltimore County Public Library.

Revised: January 5, 2017