Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. The state is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria of France.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)6,016,447
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)5,773,786
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)4.20
Population, Census, April 1, 20105,773,552
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.30
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.40
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201012.30
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.60
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201058.20
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 201029.40
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.40
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20105.50
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20102.90
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)8.20
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201054.70
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015403,900
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-201514.50
Housing units, April 1, 20102,378,814
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201566.80
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015286,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,951
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015582
Median gross rent, 2011-20151,230
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20152,166,389
Persons per household, 2011-2015267.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201586.60
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201517.20
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201589.40
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201537.90
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20157.10
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.50
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201567.90
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201564.10
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)12,516,782
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)40,821,901
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)39,532,989
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)60,734,191
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)76,379,707
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,980
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201532
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201574,551
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201536,897
Persons in poverty, percent9.70
All firms, 2012531,953
Men-owned firms, 2012276,630
Women-owned firms, 2012209,119
Minority-owned firms, 2012203,394
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012203,394
Veteran-owned firms, 201250,976
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012462,232
Population per square mile, 2010595
Land area in square miles, 20109,707