Middle River, MD Senior Guide

The Middle River, MD Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Middle River live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Middle River with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Middle River, MD seniors.

  • 13% of the population of Middle River, MD are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 32% of those seniors living in Middle River, MD are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 5% of Middle River senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 24% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 28% of Middle River, MD residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Middle River is $17,694/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Middle River senior is $34,784 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Maryland ranks 24th for Long Term Care and 13th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 546 working seniors in Middle River Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 25% of the seniors in Middle River are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (21%) working aged (66%) seniors (13%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Middle River, MD.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 1,026 seniors living alone in Middle River. Of these, 67% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

74% of males 65 and older are married compared with 38% of females.
39% of females are widowed compared with 12% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 2% of Middle River senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 14% of Middle River senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

50% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

Click here for a senior care reality check.

Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Maryland

Care TypeMaryland Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$693$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,712$1,492
Assisted Living$3,900$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,718$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,813$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$8,448$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$9,186$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Maryland with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Maryland Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Maryland's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionMaryland 2011 RankMaryland 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#3#6
Choice of Setting & Provider#28#45
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#33#16
Support for Family Caregivers#34#33
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#20
Overall Rank#24#24

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Maryland

Click here for an expanded view of Maryland's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Maryland 2013 Rank Maryland 2015 Rank
Overall #9 #13
All Determinants #13 #13
Behaviors #10 #19
Smoking #26 #22
Chronic Drinking #24 #26
Obesity #30 #28
Underweight #41 #15
Physical Inactivity #13 #29
Dental Visit #8 #10
Pain Management #1 #21
Education #3 #3
Community #19 #25
Community & Environment - Macro #14 #19
Poverty #12 #13
Volunteerism #12 #17
Nursing Home Quality #13 #27
Community & Environment - Micro #24 #32
Food Insecurity #23 #7
Community Support #30 #48
Policy #13 #10
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #12 #12
Prescription Drug Coverage #45 #45
Geriatrician Shortfall #2 #2
Clinical Care #28 #31
Dedicated Health Care Provider #20 #12
Flu Vaccine #19 #10
Health Screenings #8 #5
Recommended Hospital Care #43 #50
Diabetes Management #15 #15
Home Health Care #40 #37
Preventable Hospitalizations #26 #18
Hospital Readmissions #32 #0
Hospice Care #31 #31
Hospital Deaths #38 #35
All Outcomes #5 #11
ICU Use #26 #26
Falls #1 #6
Hip Fracture #16 #8
Health Status #10 #20
Able-bodied #7 #6
Premature Death #25 #22
Teeth Extractions #10 #16
Poor Mental Health Days #7 #16
Multiple Chronic Conditions #39 #34
Cognition #19 #21
Depression #3 #9

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Middle River, MD financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Middle River is $34,784 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

43% of senior households in Middle River earn less than $30,000 per year, while 7% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Middle River is $17,694 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Middle River is $18,876 Source: Census.gov ACS
16% of seniors in Middle River, MD are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

11% of Middle River seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

97% of seniors living in Middle River speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
6% of the seniors in Middle River are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

35% of senior homeowners in Middle River have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Maryland Department of Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    State Office Building Suite 1007
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Dakota Burgess
    (410) 767-1100
    webmail@ooa.state.md.us
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    611 Central Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    Joanne Williams
    (410) 887-2594
    jwilliams@baltimorecountymd.gov
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Eastern Time, Monday through Friday
  • Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    611 Central Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    Pat Venable
    (410) 887-2059
    aginginfo@co.ba.md.us
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Eastern Time, M-F
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    611 Central Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    Lynn McCamie
    (410) 887-4200
    lmccamie@baltimorecountymd.gov
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Eastern Time, M-F
  • Legal Services for Senior Citizens

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    29 W. Susquehanna Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    Mary Aquino
    (410) 427-1800
    baltco@mdlab.org
    Website
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm No Walk-ins this location. Telephone Intake Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    611 Central Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    Arlene Goodwich
    (410) 887-2594
    aginginfo@co.ba.md.us
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Eastern Time, M-F
  • Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    301 West Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Michelle Holzer
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time
  • Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    DHR/Office of Adult Services
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.