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Government—Federal, State and Local

The Historic Courthouse in Towson.

Each day over 55,000 government workers report to work in Baltimore County. With easy access to the I-95 corridor, close proximity to Washington, D.C., and an abundant, skilled and educated workforce, Baltimore County is home to significant federal and local government headquarters.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


219,678$14.6 billionOver 1,490


489,102$35.1 billionOver 3,500

County Government Industry

Baltimore County employs 11 percent of the state’s total workers (federal, state and local).

11 percent of Maryland's government jobs.
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    More than 55,256 workers

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    More than 320 employers

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    Generates $3.7 billion worker income

Employment Highlights

The following are major employers in the County's government industry.

  • Baltimore County Government—Headquartered in Towson, Baltimore County Government employed 22,233 people in 2018.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)—Located in Woodlawn, SSA’s headquarters employs over 11,500 people.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—CMS employs 4,100 people at Federal Center in Woodlawn.

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the government industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

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