Maryland

Facts & Figures

Maryland
  • Capital: Annapolis

  • State abbreviation/Postal code: Md./MD

  • Governor: Larry Hogan, R (to Jan. 2019)

  • Lieut. Gov.: Boyd Rutherford (to Jan. 2019)

  • Senators: Barbara A. Mikulski, D (to Jan. 2017); Ben Cardin, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • U.S. Representatives: 8

  • Historical biographies of Congressional members

  • Secretary of State: John P. McDonough, D

  • Treasurer: Nancy K. Kopp, D (elected by state legislature)

  • Atty. General: Brian Frosh, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Entered Union (rank): April 28, 1788 (7)

  • Present constitution adopted: 1867

  • Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)

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  • Nicknames: Free State; Old Line State

  • Origin of name: In honor of Henrietta Maria (queen of Charles I of England)

  • 10 largest cities (2012): Baltimore , 621,342; Columbia 99,615; Germantown 86,395; Silver Spring 71,452; Waldorf 67,752; Glen Burnie 67,639; Frederick , 66,382; Ellicott City 65,834; Dundalk 63,597; Rockville , 63,244

  • Land area: 9,774 sq mi. (25,315 sq km)

  • Geographic center: In Prince Georges Co., 41/2 mi. NW of Davidsonville

  • Number of counties: 23, and 1 independent city

  • Largest county by population and area: Montgomery, 971,777 (2010); Frederick, 663 sq mi.

  • State forests: 7 (136,907 ac.)

  • State parks: 40 (90,239 ac.)

  • Residents: Marylander

  • 2013 resident population: 5,928,814

  • 2010 resident census population (rank): 5,773,552 (19). Male: 2,791,762 (48.3%); Female: 2,981,790 (51.7%). White: 3,359,284 (58.2%); Black: 1,700,298 (29.4%); American Indian: 20,420 (0.4%); Asian: 318,853 (5.5%); Other race: 206,832 (3.4%); Two or more races: 164,708 (2.9%); Hispanic/Latino: 470,632 (8.2%). 2010 percent population 18 and over: 4,420,588; 65 and over: 707,642; median age: 38.0.

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