The surrounding neighborhoods consist of a diverse mix of ages and backgrounds, with a growing number of young professionals and young families living alongside second and third generation residents with long histories on the South Baltimore peninsula.
The South Baltimore peninsula is a community of closely-knit neighborhoods with the Federal Hill business district at its heart. There is a diversity among the peninsula's residents, yet they all share one trait -- they love Federal Hill! Nearly 10,000 households and 20,000 people are located on the South Baltimore peninsula alone, while over 50,000 additional households and 100,000 people are located in the nearby downtown neighborhoods of Canton, Fell's Point, Little Italy, Mt. Vernon, Locust Point, and the West Side.
Since 1990, population, household income, and education levels have steadily increased on the South Baltimore peninsula. Today, Federal Hill is among the city and the region's most affluent and well-educated neighborhoods. Nearly 60% of South Baltimore's adults have completed a 4-year college degree or better, compared with just 20% for Baltimore City and 25% nationally.
People who visit the Federal Hill business district come back often.
- The majority of people who visit Federal Hill to shop, do so in Federal Hill more than twice a week.
- The majority of people who visit Federal Hill to dine return to Federal Hill more than twice a week.
- People visit the Federal Hill business district most frequently for dining or carry out, followed by shopping, socializing with friends and working.
Interestingly, because of the influx of young professionals and empty nesters, more than half of the households on the peninsula do not have children under the age of 18. There are a growing number of young families moving into the neighborhood, however. Of the households with children, nearly 50% have young children, under the age of 7 years.
In addition to thriving residential neighborhoods, a workforce of over 15,000 people continues to grow in the Federal Hill business district and in nearby Locust Point on the tip of the South Baltimore peninsula. The adjacent downtown business district employs over 100,000 people within easy reach of Historic Federal Hill.