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Population

Nearly 90 percent of Maryland's 5.9 million residents live in the densely populated corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Population Trends in Maryland


Area
   

2000
 Census

2012 Estimate

2020 Projection

% Change 2012-2020

MARYLAND

5,296,486

5,884,563

6,216,150

5.6%

Greater Baltimore

2,512,431

2,704,554

2,816,250

4.1%

   Anne Arundel County

489,656

550,488

567,750

3.1%

   Baltimore City

651,154

621,342

632,900

1.9%

   Baltimore County

754,292

817,455

847,000

3.6%

   Carroll County

150,897

167,217

183,600

9.8%

   Harford County

218,590

248,622

267,350

7.5%

   Howard County

247,842

299,430

317,650

6.1%

Capital Region

1,870,133

2,125,429

2,235,750

5.2%

   Frederick County

195,277

239,582

267,650

11.7%

   Montgomery County

873,341

1,004,709

1,065,600

6.1%

   Prince George's County

801,515

881,138

902,500

2.4%

Eastern Shore

395,903

452,327

499,600

10.5%

   Caroline County

29,772

32,718

36,650

12.0%

   Cecil County

85,951

101,696

118,500

16.5%

   Dorchester County

30,674

32,551

35,000

7.5%

   Kent County

19,197

20,191

21,500

6.5%

   Queen Anne's County

40,563

48,595

56,600

10.3%

   Somerset County

24,747

26,253

27,900

6.3%

   Talbot County

33,812

38,098

40,850

7.2%

   Wicomico County

84,644

100,647

109,200

8.5%

   Worcester County

46,543

51,578

56,400

9.3%

Southern Maryland

281,320

349,207

395,100

13.1%

   Calvert County

74,563

89,628

95,600

6.7%

   Charles County

120,546

150,592

174,350

15.8%

   St. Mary's County

86,211

108,987

125,150

14.8%

Western Maryland

236,699

253,046

269,450

6.5%

   Allegany County

74,930

74,012

75,650

2.2%

   Garrett County

29,846

29,854

30,700

2.8%

   Washington County

131,923

149,180

163,100

9.3%

Source: Maryland State Data Center

 

Maryland's Largest Independent Cities with 2012 Population Greater than 10,000

  

 CityPopulationCity  Population
Baltimore

621,342

Cumberland

 20,572

Frederick

66,382

Westminster

 18,628

Rockville

 63,244

Hyattsville

17,865

Gaithersburg

 62,794

Takoma Park

 17,205

Bowie

56,129

Easton

 16,598

Hagerstown

40,638

Elkton

 15,579

Annapolis

38,620

Aberdeen

 15,018

Salisbury

31,243

Havre de Grace

 13,392

College Park

31,208

Cambridge

12,503

Laurel

25,554

New Carrollton

12,383

Greenbelt

23,541

Bel Air

10,274

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

 

In addition, based on the Census Bureau's designation of statistical regions, Maryland is home to all or part of the following metropolitan and micropolitan areas:

 

Metropolitan Statistical Areas

·         Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

·         California-Lexington Park, MD

·         Cumberland, MD-WV (part)

·         Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV (part)

·         Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (part)

·         Salisbury, MD-DE (part) 

·         Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (part)

 

Micropolitan Statistical Areas

·         Cambridge, MD

·         Easton, MD

 

Detailed demographic data is available through the Maryland State Data Center.

 

Additional demographic data for Maryland counties and major metro areas is available in the Comparisons Tool.

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