Median family income:
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing:
Adult population with bachelor's degrees:
Annapolis, Severn, Glen Burnie
Anne Arundel County is home to Maryland's capital, Annapolis. The area's location at Chesapeake Bay enhances quality of life and its proximity to Baltimore and Washington make it "a great place to live, work, and raise a family," according to the county website
. Zillow.com estimates that the median home value in the county was $290,000 in March. The county is named for the wife of the second Lord Baltimore, founder of the Maryland colony.