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Pikesville Real Estate Analysis


Pikesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore CountyMarylandUnited States. Pikesville is just northwest of the Baltimore city limits. It is the northwestern suburb closest to Baltimore.

The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.[1] The corridor along Interstate 795, which links Pikesville, Owings Mills and Reisterstown to the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695), contains one of the larger Jewish populations in Maryland.


Historical population
Census Pop.  
1980 22,555  
1990 24,815   10.0%
2000 29,123   17.4%
2010 30,764   5.6%

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 30,764 people and 13,642 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,490.8 people per square mile. There were 14,323 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.0% White, 14.5% African-American, 0.1% Native American, 6.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

As of the 2000 census, there were 12,747 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,598, and the median income for a family was $78,002 (these figures had risen to $73,846 and $100,237 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[6]). Males had a median income of $52,079 versus $37,179 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $41,035. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

In 2000, 19.3% of Pikesville residents identified as being of Russian heritage. This was the highest percentage of Russian Americans of any place in the United States, although virtually all of them are Ashkenazi Jews whose ancestors immigrated from the Russian Empire.[7] In 2000, 3.7% of Pikesville residents identified as being of Ukrainian American heritage. This was the highest percentage of Ukrainians Americans of any place in Maryland.[8] 2% of the city were descended from Eastern European countries other than Russia and Ukraine. The majority of them are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. 8% of Pikesville’s residents were German, 7% Polish, 4% Irish, 3% English, and 2% Italian.[9]

Jewish community

In the 19th and early 20th centuries Jewish immigrants to the Baltimore area first formed enclaves in East Baltimore not far from Johns Hopkins Hospital in neighborhoods such as Broadway EastJonestownMiddle East and Oliver. AfterWorld War II, the Jewish community started to move outside of Baltimore City into Pikesville which was a sleepy outpost on a major road that led to Western Maryland. During the Vietnam War, and exacerbated by riots in 1968, many Jewish businesses left northwestern Baltimore followed this exodus.

Pikesville (and more recently its neighboring communities to the north, Owings Mills and Reisterstown) have been considered the center of the Baltimore area’s Jewish community since the mid nineteen fifties (referred to by residents as “100,000 Jews in three zip codes”).[10] Many of the region’s largest and most established synagogues and Jewish schools are located in or near Pikesville.


Pikesville was named after the American soldier and explorer Zebulon Pike (1779–1813). While there are places named for Pike in many other states, Pikesville, Maryland, is the only place named “Pikesville” (compare Pikeville, Kentucky).


Pikesville is served by several elementary, middle, and high schools and higher-education facilities:


  • Fort Garrison Elementary School
  • Milbrook Elementary
  • Bedford Elementary School
  • Summit Park Elementary School
  • Wellwood International School (elementary)
  • Winand Elementary
  • Old Court Middle School
  • Pikesville Middle School
  • Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
  • Pikesville High School


Higher education

Pikesville Real Estate Listings

Sold Listings in Pikesville

307 Church LANE Pikesville, MD 21208
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0 beds 0 baths 2,068 sqft $300,000
22 Randall AVENUE Pikesville, MD 21208
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4 beds 2 baths 2,728 sqft $302,900
3223 Marnat ROAD Pikesville, MD 21208
0 beds 0 baths $150,000

Walk Score for Pikesville

Pikesville School Data

Pikesville School Districts

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Pikesville Schools

Wellwood International Elementary School
K-5, public
Israel Henry Beren High School
9-12, private
Talmudical Academy-Baltimore
PK-12, private
The Odyssey School
n/a, private
Elementary School of St. Marks
1-4, private
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
PK-12, private
The Shoshana S Cardin School
9-12, private
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