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Population
  2010 2012
Population 5,773,552 5,884,563
Median Age 38 38.1
Total 8 year-olds 73,171 74,005
Boys 37,292 37,827
Girls 35,879 36,178
Total 9 year-olds 75,682 72,854
Boys 38,703 37,061
Girls 36,979 35,793
Total 10 year-olds 75,680 73,313
Boys 38,445 37,431
Girls 37,235 35,882
Total 11 year-olds 75,343 75,787
Boys 38,275 38,799
Girls 37,068 36,988
Total 12 year-olds 74,958 76,441
Boys 38,515 38,933
Girls 36,443 37,508
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 73.0% 73.4%
Car Pool 10.7% 9.8%
Public Transportation 8.6% 8.9%
Work at Home 4.3% 4.2%

Geography
Capital Annapolis
Largest City Baltimore
Second Largest City Frederick
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 594.8

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 2,589 2,636
Amusement Parks 9 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,681 4,952
Toy Stores 158 152
Video/Disc Rental Stores 109 36
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 9 7
Candy & Nut Stores 66 70
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 165 160
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 10 7

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: April 28 1788
  • Population 1800: 341,548
  • Population 1850: 583,034
  • Population 1900: 1,188,044
  • Population 1950: 2,343,001
  • Population 2000: 5,296,486

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Old Line State
  • Flower: Black-eyed Susan
  • Tree: White Oak
  • Bird: Baltimore Oriole
  • Sport: Jousting
  • Fish: Rockfish
  • Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Boat: Skipjack

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.