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4. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

4. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

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  • Work index: 76.9
  • Average working & commuting time for parents: 46.5 hours per week
  • Percentage of parents employed full-time: 69.2%
  • Percentage of parents not employed: 17.8%
  • Average number of children under 18: 1.83

Working parents in Baltimore benefit from a walkable downtown, as well as extensive public transportation options through the subway or bus system. Major employers in the Baltimore area include federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration, colleges such as the University of Maryland and Towson University, and healthcare providers such as the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Baltimore parents have an average of 1.83 children, which is lower than the national average of 1.89, but almost 70% of parents work full-time.


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