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Annapolis, Maryland

Maryland is the 19th most populous and the 42nd largest (9,707 square miles) of the 50 states and capital district in the US. Its capital city is Annapolis (please see the above image). Majority of occupations in Maryland is management and professional (42.60%), followed by sales and office (24.30%). Black or African American is the second largest race in this state after White.

State Stats and Facts

  1. Maryland has some nicknames including the Chesapeake State, Terrapin State, Cockade State and Oyster State
  2. Maryland has one of the highest household income ($72,999.00 whilst country average $53,046.00)
  3. Maryland has one of the highest travel time to work, in minutes (32 while country median 25)
  4. Maryland has one of the highest income per person in 2012 ($36,056.00 whereas country average $28,051.00)
  5. Maryland has one of the lowest number of production, transportation and material moving occupations (8.20% vs. USA average 12.50%)

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Total population compared to the USA
Population distribution by race or ethnicity
Female vs male population
Education, home ownership and poverty rate
Land area, population density and life expectancy
Unemployment rate and occupation types
Business ownerships
Production and sales per business sector

Population Charts

Data from 2013 shows Maryland population was 5,928,814 which ranks the 19th of the 50 United States and capital district. The most populous city in Maryland is Baltimore. In this part, you’ll learn various state profiles on population by race, age and gender.


Total population compared to the USA

Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, net population change is 2.70%. This is higher than national average, which is 2.40%. Maryland population represents only 1.88% of the entire population in the USA as featured in the following chart.

Maryland total population compared to the USA

Population distribution by race or age

Census 2013 shows the following 5 races or ethnicities representing population in Maryland (sortedin descending order):

  • White ancestry 60.50%
  • Black or African American 30.10%
  • Asian ethnicity 6.10%
  • Others (two or more races) 2.60%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.10%

The following chart compares Maryland population distribution to national average:

Comparison of Maryland population distribution by rate or ethnicity to USA average

According to Census QuickFacts 2013, 6.20% of Maryland population are under 5 years old, 22.70% are under 18 years and 13.40% are 65 years or older. Furthermore 16.50% of Maryland population (over the age of five) speak language other than English at home, which is lower than the US average of 20.50%.

Female vs male population

Female population in 2013 is 51.50% which is slightly more than male population. Maryland female population number ranks the 5th nation-wide. USA’s average female population is 50.80% whereas male population average is 49.20%.  The following chart shows comparison of female and male population between Maryland and the USA.

Female and male population in Maryland vs USA average

Demographics Charts

In this section, you’ll find a collection of statistical profiles on education, property ownerships, poverty, land area, population density and life expectancy.  For analysis purposes, each state data is compared to national average.  Data is sourced from last census.

Education, home ownership and poverty rate

In the chart below, you’ll find:

  • Rate of high school graduates is 88.50%, this is higher than national average of 85.70%
  • Rate of bachelor’s degree is 36.30%, this is higher than US median of 28.50%
  • Home ownership rate is 68.10%, this is higher than national median of 65.50%
  • People who live below poverty rate is 9.40%, lower than national median of 14.90%

Data is obtained from Census 2008-2012.

Comparison of Maryland Education, Home Ownership and Poverty to USA average

Land area, population density and life expectancy

Featured on the table below is:

  • Land area is 0.27% of total land area
  • Maryland has more population density than the USA average (594.8 people per square mile vs 87.4)
  • Life expectancy in Maryland is lower by .06 years than national average

Data is based on Census 2010.

Maryland land area, population density & life expectancy
Demographic Attribute Maryland USA
Land area (square miles) 9,707.24 3,531,905.43
Population density (people per square mile) 594.8 87.4
Life expectancy (years) 78.8 78.9

Unemployment rate and occupation types

Maryland unemployment rate (May 2013 to June 2014) is 6.00% (higher than national average). Minimum wage in Maryland is $7.25 per hour, which ranks the 29th highest among the states.  The table and chart below show various occupation types based on data obtained from 2010.

Occupation types in Maryland based on Census 2010
Occupation Maryland USA
Management or professional-related job 42.60% 34.90%
Service-related job 15.90% 17.10%
Sales and office job 24.30% 25.50%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0.30% 0.70%
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 8.80% 9.30%
Production, transportation and material moving 8.20% 12.50%
Comparison of Maryland Occupation Types to USA Average

Regarding travel time to work, workers in Maryland usually took more time than US average. Data from American Community Survey shows travel time in Maryland was 31.8 minutes on average, whereas national average was 25.4 minutes. Average travel time is obtained by calculating time required to get from home to work each day during the week.

Business ownerships

Latest census business data shows:

  • Black-owned firms 19.30%, higher than national average of 7.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.60%, lower than national median of 0.90%
  • Asian-owned firms 6.80%, higher than US average of 5.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.10%, same as the country’s average of 0.10%
  • Hispanic-owned firms 4.90%, lower than national average of 8.30%
  • Women-owned firms 32.60%, higher than US median of 28.80%

For comparison purpose, the following chart includes data from US average.

Comparison of Business Ownership Percentage to USA Average

Production and sales

The following table and chart show manufacturers production shipments and sales figures per business sector. This information highlights which specific business area Maryland is strong at.

Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures
Description Maryland USA
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 41,456,097 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 51,276,797 4,174,286,516
Retail sales ($1000) 75,664,186 3,917,663,456
Accommodation and food services ($1000) 10,758,428 613,795,732
Maryland Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures

Retail spending per person is $13,429.00, which is higher than national average of $12,990.00. In 2012, number of building permits issued in Maryland was 15,217.

Interesting Facts and Statistics (continued)

  1. Maryland has one of the lowest number of population below poverty level (9.40% whereas USA average 14.90%)
  2. Maryland has one of the lowest number of suicide, per 100K (8 whilst country median 12)
  3. Maryland has one of the highest robbery rates (172 compared to country average 113)
  4. Maryland has one of the highest number of management and professional-related occupations (42.60% whilst national average 34.90%)
  5. Maryland has one of the lowest number of white population (60.50% whereas national median 77.70%)
  6. Maryland has one of the highest number of women-owned firms (32.60% vs. national median 28.80%)
  7. Maryland has one of the highest number of Black-owned firms (19.30% whereas USA median 7.10%)

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