Maryland Office of People's Counsel

Low-Income Population Analysis Database

The Maryland Low-Income Population Analysis Database is a tool developed by APPRISE for the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (OPC) that provides state and local agencies and the general public access to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to analyze income, demographic, housing, and energy characteristics of low-income households in Maryland. OPC is an independent state agency that represents the interests of residential utility customers in state and federal regulatory matters. Users can use the database to analyze characteristics of low-income households at the state, region, and county level. The database defines low-income households as households that are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

The tool is based upon research conducted in the Maryland Low-Income Market Characterization Report, which furnishes data to understand the energy affordability challenges faced by Maryland's low-income population and inform the design of programs that help low-income households with their home energy costs.

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View the Maryland Low-Income Market Characterization Report