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$85.00
Meter Size Quarterly Infrastructure Reinvestment FeeQuarterly Base Rate
1 1/2$100.00
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$18,500 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 Properties Outside City Boundaries After June 30, 1999
Service Participation assessment equal to 75% of the City property tax to be paid quarterly upon receipt of the bill.


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