Howard County is situated in the central part of Maryland. The county and its communities are part of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Washington-Baltimore Metro Area. Ellicott City is the county seat, but the county was most recently known for the town of Jessup, which was declared the Maryland center of population in 2010.
Howard County and its communities have frequently been named among the best places to live in the United States.
The County is an estimated 253 square miles in size, and has a population of more than 304,500 people. Nearly 58% of the county’s residents are female, and the median resident age is 38 years. Traditionally known as one of the more affluent areas of the country, Howard County is home to a number of Maryland’s top communities.
Residents of Howard County reported a median household income of nearly $102,000, and home values in the region continue to top the Maryland average at an estimated $524,800.
Industries and Jobs
Howard County’s proximity to major metro markets, in addition to its own affluent market, make the area an ideal location for many large companies and organizations.
While the Howard County Public School System serves as the largest employer in the county, other well-established organizations, including Johns Hopkins University, Verizon Wireless and Wells Fargo continue to employ many county residents. The local county government also serves as an economic catalyst. The area has one of the lower unemployment rates in the region, at 5.2 percent.
Although Howard County’s communities are arguably more white-collar, the area, like any other in the country, is still prone to varying types of crime, including gun crime.
One of the most common types of crime in the United States is that which involves guns. Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of gun-related incidents in the United States, which can be fatal or non-fatal. Although gun control laws continue to vary on a state-by-state basis, the issue of gun control has proven to be a hot-button issue politically.
Though gun-related incident numbers have fluctuated over the last few decades, urban areas, as well as those affected by gang activity, continue to see statistically higher rates of gun crimes. There are a number of gun-related transgressions, from illegal possession to more violent outcomes such as homicide or assault with a deadly weapon.
If you are currently being prosecuted for a gun-related crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the nuances of gun laws on the state and federal level. In Howard County, Maryland, our attorneys at Lotze Mosley, LLP are well versed in both state and federal gun laws. We offer a free preliminary consultation to evaluate your case. Give us a call today at (202) 393-0535 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
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