City Profile

Properties Within City Boundary
Real Property Taxes$0.565 per $100 assessable base
Personal Property Taxes$1.705 per $100 assessable base
Base FeeQuarterly fee based on water meter size:
Meter SizeQuarterly Base Rate
1 1/2$79.50
Quarterly Fee based on consumption
ConsumptionQuarterly Debt Service Fee
Water Rate$6.20 Per 1,000 Gallons
Sewer Rate$9.30 Per 1,000 Gallons
Capital Cost Recovery Fees (Per Initial Hook-Up, Additional Connection Charges Apply)
Residential Structure$17,200 per standard dwelling unit
Commercial StructureCalculated based upon fixture units
Properties Within City Boundary Prior to April 1, 2004
User Benefit Fee$70.00 annually per water service for 25 years
$70.00 annually per sewer service for 25 years
Properties Outside City Boundary
Water Rate$12.40
Sewer Rate$18.60
Service Participation Fee
Service Participation assessment equal to 75% of the City property tax to be paid quarterly upon receipt of the bill.
Properties Outside City Boundary Prior to July 1, 1999
Water Rate$10.60 per 1,000 gallons
Sewer Rate$15.90 per 1,000 gallons


People Quick Facts
Population, 2012 estimate13,392
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base12,952
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20123.4%
Population, 201012,952
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20105.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 201021.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 201013.9%
Female persons, percent, 201051.6%
White alone, percent, 2010 (a)75.7%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)16.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20103.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)4.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201073.3%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-201284.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-20124.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-20125.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-201290.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-201229.5%
Veterans, 2008-20121,473
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-201227
Housing units, 20105,875
Home ownership rate, 2008-201263.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-201228.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012$276,900
Households, 2008-20125,572
Persons per household, 2008-20122.31
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012$37,256
Median household income, 2008-2012$65,500
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-201211.3%
Business Quick Facts
Total number of firms, 20071,115
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007S
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007F
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007F
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007F
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007F
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007S
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)D
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)D
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)120,540
Retail sales per capital, 2007$9,312
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)24,844
Geography Quick Facts
Land area in square miles, 20105.5
Persons per square mile, 20102,355.8
FIPS Code37600
CountiesHarford County