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Population
  2010 2011
Population 5,773,552 5,828,289
State Rank 19 19
Median Age 38.0 38.1
Total 8 year-olds 73,171 72,616
Boys 37,292 36,882
Girls 35,879 35,734
Total 9 year-olds 75,682 72,983
Boys 38,703 37,157
Girls 36,979 35,826
Total 10 year-olds 75,680 75,506
Boys 38,445 38,677
Girls 37,235 36,829
Total 11 year-olds 75,343 76,114
Boys 38,275 38,668
Girls 37,068 37,446
Total 12 year-olds 74,958 75,553
Boys 38,515 38,453
Girls 36,443 37,100
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 73.0% 73.3%
Car Pool 10.7% 10.1%
Public Transportation 8.6% 9.2%
Work at Home 4.3% 4.1%

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

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 2,396 2,589
Amusement Parks 7 9
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,743 5,584
Toy Stores 230 158
Video/Disc Rental Stores 342 109
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 6 9
Candy & Nut Stores 80 66
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 175 165
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 7 10

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.