Maryland is a US state located 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.
Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and has three occasionally used nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
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As of 2012, Maryland has a total population of 5,657,438 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.82%.
The median home price Maryland is $265,220 with the median age of the buyer being 34. Homes in Maryland have appreciatied over the last by -9.26%.
Public schools in Maryland spend approximately $6,295 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 14.7.
Maryland has an unemployment rate of 7.20%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -4.23% with a projected future job growth of 24.34%.
Maryland has an average commute time of 33.7 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Maryland is a 7 in violent crime and a 5 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Maryland, 61.920% of people are Democrats, 36.470% are Republicans and 1.606% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Maryland was 5,657,438. Maryland has a population density of 579 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Maryland
The median age in Maryland is 37.4, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 48.36% of the population of Maryland, while females make up 51.64% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Maryland is 2.59 people across 2,128,530. 56.87% of people are married in Maryland while 43.13% are single.
|Local Population||Maryland||United States|
|Households by Income||Maryland||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||8.22%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||6.84%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||7.83%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||12.65%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||15.05%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||17.32%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||9.61%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||2.44%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.96%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Maryland||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||16.27%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||25.43%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||26.29%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.27%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||8.57%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||9.43%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Maryland||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-4.23%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||24.34%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$33,582||$26,372|
As of 2012, Maryland consisted of 28.83% renters and 62.75% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -9.26% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Maryland Housing||Maryland||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$265,220||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||34||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$12.21||$11.20|
|Maryland Homes by Value||Maryland||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||0.50%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||0.91%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||1.00%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||1.25%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||1.69%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||7.55%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||12.52%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||27.39%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||19.88%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||9.74%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||10.54%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||2.92%||2.07%|
|Maryland Homes by Year Built||Maryland||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||10.92%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||6.93%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||11.67%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||13.52%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||15.48%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||15.54%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||7.38%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||5.67%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||12.90%||15.21%|
42.15% of the people in Maryland declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Maryland Religions||Maryland||United States|