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Maryland : What you need to know

Home to The Johns Hopkins University, Port of Baltimore and one of the lowest poverty rates in the country, Maryland is among the most densely populated states in the nation. Frederick, EastonRockville and Baltimore are among the best places to live in Maryland. Located near Washington D.C., many Maryland residents work in the service sector, for government agencies or contractors. Commercial fishing and manufacturing are large industries in Maryland.

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Quick Facts about MD

Population 5,930,538
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $74,551
Median Home Price $286,900
Median Property Tax $1,951
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate in MD

  Employed 95.8%
  Unemployed 4.2%

Race in MD

  Ethnicity White 57.6%
  Ethnicity Black 29.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 3.6%

Employment Rate in MD

  Employed 95.8%
  Unemployed 4.2%

Educational Levels in MD

  Bachelor's Degree 20.6%
  Associate's Degree 6.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 17.3%
  High School Graduate 25.5%
  Some College, No Degree 19.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 37.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.4%

Industry in MD

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.5%
Construction 6.7%
Manufacturing 4.7%
Wholesale Trade 2%
Retail Trade 9.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.3%
Information 2.2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 15.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.6%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.4%
Public Administration 11.1%

Housing in MD

  Homes Rent 66.8%
  Homes Owned 33.2%

Maryland Rankings

Best places to Live in Maryland

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Baltimore 622,454 $152,400 $42,241
Columbia 103,055 $365,500 $100,849
Germantown 89,826 $308,400 $84,615
Silver Spring 77,460 $454,200 $72,887
Waldorf 71,399 $249,400 $84,848
Glen Burnie 68,550 $238,600 $61,966
Ellicott City 68,513 $508,600 $114,916
Frederick 67,421 $239,600 $64,700
Gaithersburg 64,945 $366,000 $80,734
Rockville 64,331 $493,200 $100,239
Dundalk 62,349 $145,100 $49,435
Bethesda 62,102 $840,500 $144,772
Towson 57,725 $330,700 $74,828
Bowie 56,885 $292,900 $105,959
Aspen Hill 52,607 $394,000 $83,115
Wheaton 50,688 $332,400 $79,767
North Bethesda 48,818 $536,600 $103,391
Severn 47,432 $328,500 $92,027
Bel Air South 46,955 $272,200 $87,548
Potomac 45,945 $880,800 $178,765