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, Rockville 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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Maryland Profile

Quick Facts

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

  Employed 95.8%
  Unemployed 4.2%

Race

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

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.8%
  Unemployed 4.2%

Educational Levels

  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

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

  Homes Rent 66.8%
  Homes Owned 33.2%

Maryland Rankings


Best places to Live in Maryland
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aberdeen 15,238 $195,800 $51,821
Aberdeen Proving Ground 2,351 $0 $76,833
Accident 265 $150,000 $44,167
Accokeek 11,617 $348,300 $123,559
Adamstown 2,692 $412,700 $150,410
Adelphi 15,547 $227,400 $66,555
Algonquin 1,518 $199,300 $72,000
Allen 106 $0 $0
Andrews AFB 3,226 $0 $60,662
Annapolis 38,841 $383,100 $72,214
Annapolis Neck 11,084 $527,300 $126,979
Antietam 165 $227,500 $111,202
Aquasco 833 $321,100 $63,042
Arbutus 21,662 $228,100 $72,466
Arden on the Severn 2,473 $362,100 $125,446
Arnold 22,574 $390,800 $107,877
Ashton-Sandy Spring 5,684 $631,400 $130,750
Aspen Hill 52,607 $394,000 $83,115
Baden 2,034 $348,600 $89,464
Bag 276 $258,800 $95,139