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Maryland Almanac

The Maryland Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Maryland.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Maryland. M. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 242. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union April 28, 1788
Capital Annapolis, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Old Line State, Free State, Cockade State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Fatti Maschii Parole Femine, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 12,407 square miles Rank among states 42nd
Land area 9,775 square miles Rank among states 42nd
Water area 2,633 square miles Rank among states 18th
Greatest distance East to West 238 miles
Greatest distance North to South 124 miles
Highest point 3,360 feet (Backbone Mountain) Rank among states 32nd
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 350 feet Rank among states 43rd
Highest recorded temperature 109 degrees on July 10, 1936 at Cumberland and Frederick
Lowest recorded temperature -40 degrees on January 13th, 1912 at Oakland
Highest monthly average temperature 87.1 degrees Rank among states 26th
Lowest monthly average temperature 24.3 degrees Rank among states 35th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 43 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
5,296,486 Rank among states 19th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
541.84 Rank among states 5th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Baltimore 651,154 6. Hagerstown 36,687
2. Frederick 52,767 7. Annapolis 35,838
3. Gaithersburg 52,613 8. College Park 24,657
4. Bowie 50,269 9. Salisbury 23,743
5. Rockville 47,388 10. Cumberland 21,518
Median age 33
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.32 Rank among states 37th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 6,106.5 Rank among states 11th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 997.8 Rank among states 7th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 5,108.7 Rank among states 13th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$33,482 Rank among states 5th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,906 Rank among states 6th
Median household income (1993) $39,939 Rank among states 4th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Maryland

Encyclopedia of Maryland, by Nancy Capace. 460 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishing (March 1999)

The Encyclopedia of Maryland contains detailed information on Maryland: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

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