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Ellicott City is in Howard County, in the Baltimore metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John, Andrew and Joseph Ellicott, Bucks County Quakers who founded the settlement

The latitude of Ellicott City is 39.267N. The longitude is -76.798W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 56,397.


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Median household income
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$79,031
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ellicott City demographic reports
Ellicott City is on the Patapsco River
Former and merged names include:
· Ellicotts Mills
· Ellicotts Lower Mills
The community has had to recover from several serious fires and floods. Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed many buildings and killed 25
Filming location for:
· The 1999 movie, "The Blair Witch Project"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Columbia Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Patapsco Valley State Park, Cedar Lane Park, Patuxent River State Park
Historic sites and museums: Firehouse Museum, Howard County Historical Society, Patapsco Female Institute, B & O Railroad Station Museum
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National index: 100
Local index: 86

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18% of Ellicott City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ellicott City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ellicott City was $33,316, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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56% of Ellicott City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Ellicott City include Ellicott City Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Ellicott City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $671.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,780.


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Libraries in Ellicott City include Miller Major Branch ... View libraries

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Howard County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellicott City political report.

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The average commute time for Ellicott City workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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