Owings Mills, Maryland
|Owings Mills, Maryland|
Location of Owings Mills, Maryland
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||9.6 sq mi (24.9 km2)|
|• Land||9.6 sq mi (24.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||499 ft (152 m)|
|• Density||3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0586371|
Owings Mills is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is a suburb of Baltimore. The population was 30,622 at the 2010 census. Owings Mills is home to the northern terminus of the Baltimore Metro Subway and to Owings Mills Mall. It is also home to the Baltimore Ravens' headquarters facility. In 2008, CNNMoney.com named Owings Mills number 49 of the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch." 
Owings Mills is located at (39.412282, -76.793065).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 30,622 people and 12,525 households in the CDP. The population density was 3,189.8 people per square mile (1,229.8/km²). There were 13,282 housing units, at an average density of 1,383.5 per square mile (533.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 34.3% White, 51.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 7.8% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 3.3% some other race, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.
There were 12,525 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were headed by married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34, and the average family size was 3.01.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.6 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.
At the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the CDP was $53,424, and the median income for a family was $61,079. Males had a median income of $41,135 versus $33,359 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,107. About 4.6% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
Owings Mills is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools system. Schools include New Town Elementary, Owings Mills Elementary, Timber Grove Elementary in adjacent Reisterstown, Deer Park Middle Magnet, Owings Mills High, and New Town High. There are also several private schools in the area, including McDonogh School, a K-12 school and Garrison Forest School, also a K-12 school. McDonogh School is co-ed while Garrison Forest is all girls.
Owings Mills is home to a new satellite branch of the three campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County system (CCBC) (Dundalk, Maryland|Dundlak]], Essex, Maryland|Essex]] and Catonsville) and a branch of the ITT Technical Institute. Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College), recently opened its Owings Mills campus in 2004, an addition to its original Stevenson campus nearby to the east.
Some of the major roads in the Owings Mills area are:
- Bonita Avenue
- Caves Road
- Dolfield Road
- Garrison Forest Road (MD-129 on most northern block)
- Greenspring Avenue (formerly MD-519)
- Gwynnbrook Avenue
- Greenspring Valley Road (MD-130)
- Lakeside Boulevard
- Lyons Mill Road
- Marriottsville Road
- McDonogh Road
- Northwest Expressway (I-795)
- Owings Mills Boulevard (MD-140 near I-795 interchange)
- Reisterstown Road (MD-140)
- Painters Mill Road
- Park Heights Avenue (MD-129)
- Red Run Boulevard
- Rosewood Lane
The northwestern terminus for the Baltimore Metro Subway is located in Owings Mills on Painters Mills Road, very close to the mall. There is also public bus service available on Maryland Transit Administration bus route nos. 56 and 59. Both routes operate on Painters Mill Road, to the mall and the Metro, and on different portions of Reisterstown Road.
Owings Mills is home to around a dozen major shopping centers and numerous office buildings. In the center of Owings Mills is Owings Mills Town Center, an enclosed shopping mall. The mall, which opened in 1986, once featured about 200 stores; however, shoppers walking through the mall now will find many empty store facades. Anchor stores J. C. Penney and Macy's still call the mall home.
The Owings Mills Town Center is located less than one mile from the Baltimore Metro Subway station. Construction recently took place on a plot of land between the mall and the station to include a garage for the actual metro subway station. Construction was complete in mid-2008.
Many nationally-known organizations and businesses call Owings Mills home. Major facilities include a Solo Cup Company plant, which has recently closed down, CareFirst, T. Rowe Price, Lion Brothers, The Baltimore Life Companies, Talbot Settlement & Escrow, Black & Decker, and the Baltimore Ravens team headquarters facility. Maryland Public Television studios (formerly the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting) can also be found in Owings Mills. Several Baltimore Ravens players also live in Owings Mills.
The TV program Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser was produced by Maryland Public Television at its studios in Owings Mills; many viewers became familiar with the town as the mailing address of the program. Many people have also become familiar with the town as the mailing address of the weekly automotive series MotorWeek. Local roads can often be seen on the program.
Suburbanization and population growth
In recent years, Owings Mills has grappled with managing the effects of new development and population growth. Snarled traffic has frustrated area residents, workers, and visitors. The State of Maryland has taken steps to address these concerns. These include the widening of roadways and increased bus service in the area. While the latter has faced opposition from some residents, lack of funding for both transit and roadway improvements have delayed these projects by a number of years. Construction of new urban projects in Owings Mills continues, including housing units, shopping, and office space.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Owings Mills CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
- http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fsb/0803/gallery.best_places_to_launch.fsb/49.html CNNMoney.com
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- University Project: Visions for a sustainable city: Owings Mills (mainly pictures)
- Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Department, incorporated 1921