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Owings Mills, Maryland
The Owings Mills Mall in 2012. The mall was demolished in 2017 and the Mill Station open air mall exists in its place.
The Owings Mills Mall in 2012. The mall was demolished in 2017 and the Mill Station open air mall exists in its place.
Location of Owings Mills, Maryland
Location of Owings Mills, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°24′44″N 76°47′35″W / 39.41222°N 76.79306°W / 39.41222; -76.79306Coordinates: 39°24′44″N 76°47′35″W / 39.41222°N 76.79306°W / 39.41222; -76.79306
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 30,622
 • Density 3,190/sq mi (1,229.8/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
21117
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
FIPS code 24-59425
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 housed the Owings Mills Mall until its closure in 2015. It is also home to the Baltimore Ravens' headquarters facility, and the studios for Maryland Public Television. In 2008, CNNMoney.com named Owings Mills number 49 of the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch".

Geography

Owings Mills is located at 39°24′44″N 76°47′35″W / 39.41222°N 76.79306°W / 39.41222; -76.79306 (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.

Demographics

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. Of all households 33.2% 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.

Transportation

Roads

Some of the major roads in the Owings Mills area are:

Public transportation

Owings Mills station, the northwestern terminus for the Baltimore Metro Subway, is located 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.

Attractions

Owings Mills is home to around a dozen major shopping centers and numerous office buildings. In the center of Owings Mills is Owings Mills Mall, an enclosed shopping mall. The mall, which opened in 1986, once featured more than 150 stores. The mall closed in 2015 and the building is currently being demolished.

Many nationally known organizations and businesses call Owings Mills home. 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) are located here. A large manufacturing complex, dating back to 1926 as the site of Maryland Baking Company, and then starting in 1957 the business succession of Maryland Cup (see Sweetheart Cup Company), the Fort Howard Paper Corporation (see Georgia-Pacific), and finally ending with Solo Cup Company, which closed the plant in 2011. In 2015, the property started redevelopment into a shopping complex, named Foundry Row. The first store to open in Foundry Row was Wegmans, which launched in September 2016.

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.

The Irvine Nature Center moved to a property here, in the Caves Valley Historic District, in 2008.

The abandoned Rosewood Center is located in Owings Mills, but trespassing is strictly forbidden.

Education

Owings Mills is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools system. Schools include New Town Elementary, Owings Mills Elementary, Lyons Mill Elementary, Timber Grove Elementary in adjacent Reisterstown, Glyndon Elementary, Deer Park Middle Magnet, Owings Mills High, and New Town High. There are also several private schools in the area, including McDonogh School, a Pre-K–12 school and Garrison Forest School, also a Pre-K–12 school. McDonogh School is co-ed while Garrison Forest is all girls.

Owings Mills is home to a satellite branch of the three campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County system (CCBC) (Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville) and a branch of the ITT Technical Institute. Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College), opened its Owings Mills campus in 2004, an addition to its original Stevenson campus nearby to the east.

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