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About Ellicott City

Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It covers 30 square miles. European settlement of the area began in 1766 when James Hood built the city’s first mill. Ellicott City was designated a national historic district in 1976.

Ellicott City has 71,000 inhabitants. Eighty-nine percent of people in the community are United States citizens (compared to 93% nationwide). Roughly 4,000 military veterans live in the community.

The racial composition of Ellicott city is 58% white, 26% Asian, 9% black, and 3% Hispanic. Foreign-born people make up 25% of the population. Twenty-nine percent of residents have a native language that is not English. Ellicott City is home to 4,400 Korean speakers and 2,400 Chinese speakers.

People in Ellicott City earn a mean annual wage of $50,400. The median household income is $121,000. Sixty-six percent of adults age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree. Roughly 4% of Ellicott City residents live in poverty. 

Mental Health in Ellicott City

Ellicott City has a history of flooding. The most recent flood occurring on May 27, 2018, when water levels reached the second floor of many buildings. Many residents and businesses were still recovering from a 2016 flood when the storm came. Mental health experts believe floods in the community may have had an adverse psychological impact on residents. 

People in Ellicott City report feeling more stressed, fatigued, and depressed since the floods in 2016 and 2018. Mental health professionals with training in disaster psychology believe some residents may also experience anxiety and posttraumatic stress. 

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