POPULATION


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Cities (incorporated)

Areas (unincorporated)


In 2000, Maryland's population was 5,296,486, according to the federal census conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau. Maryland ranks 19th in population. With 529.1 persons per square land mile in 1999, it ranked 6th in population density among states (including the District of Columbia).

From 1990 to 2000, Maryland population grew 10.8%, a gain of 515,733 persons. Calvert County led all other counties in that period with a 45.1% increase in population.

Annually, the Division of Health Statistics of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publishes Maryland Vital Statistics. The Department of Planning has information on population as well.

STATE.
1990 census 2000 census 2010 projected 2020 projected
Maryland 4,780,753 5,296,486 5,651,525 6,014,550

COUNTIES.
1990 census 2000 census 2010 projected 2020 projected
Allegany County 74,946 74,930 72,650 71,450
Anne Arundel County 427,239 489,656 516,800 537,100
Baltimore County 692,134 754,292 749,500 776,000
Calvert County 51,372 74,563 96,575 124,075
Caroline County 27,035 29,772 32,150 33,950
Carroll County 123,372 150,897 181,650 205,950
Cecil County 71,347 85,951 94,600 102,500
Charles County 101,154 120,546 150,100 182,900
Dorchester County 30,236 30,674 29,750 30,100
Frederick County 150,208 195,277 238,300 281,700
Garrett County 28,138 29,846 30,900 32,150
Harford County 182,132 218,590 249,350 264,800
Howard County 187,328 247,842 297,950 303,450
Kent County 17,842 19,197 20,150 20,450
Montgomery County 757,027 873,341 945,000 1,000,000
Prince George's County 728,553 801,515 852,400 916,600
Queen Anne's County 33,953 40,563 47,600 52,900
St. Mary's County 75,974 86,211 106,550 120,550
Somerset County 23,440 24,747 25,400 25,750
Talbot County 30,549 33,812 35,475 37,200
Washington County 121,393 131,923 135,400 141,700
Wicomico County 74,339 84,644 88,525 95,525
Worcester County 35,028 46,543 48,850 52,050

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CITIES (incorporated)
OVER 10,000 POPULATION
1990 census 2000 census
Baltimore 736,014 651,154
Frederick 40,148 52,767
Gaithersburg 39,676 52,613
Bowie 37,642 50,269
Rockville 44,830 47,388
Hagerstown 35,306 36,687
Annapolis 33,195 35,838
College Park 23,714 24,657
Salisbury 20,592 23,743
Cumberland 23,712 21,518
Greenbelt 20,561 21,456
Laurel 19,086 19,960
Takoma Park 16,724 17,299
Westminster 13,060 16,731
Hyattsville 13,864 14,733
Aberdeen 13,087 13,842
New Carrollton 12,002 12,589
Elkton 9,073 11,893
Easton 9,372 11,708
Havre de Grace 8,952 11,331
Cambridge 11,514 10,911
Bel Air 8,942 10,080

AREAS (unincorporated)
OVER 20,000 POPULATION
1990 census 2000 census
Columbia 75,883 88,254
Silver Spring 76,046 76,540
Dundalk 65,800 62,306
Wheaton-Glenmont 53,720 57,694
Ellicott City 41,396 56,397
Germantown 41,145 55,419
Bethesda 62,936 55,277
Towson 49,445 51,793
Aspen Hill 45,494 50,228
Potomac 45,634 44,822
Catonsville 35,233 39,820
Bel Air South 26,421 39,711
Essex 40,872 39,078
Glen Burnie 37,305 38,922
North Bethesda 29,656 38,610
Montgomery Village 32,315 38,051
Woodlawn 32,907 36,079
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor 35,794 35,355
Severn 24,499 35,076
Chillum 31,309 34,252
Suitland-Silver Hill 35,111 33,515
St. Charles 28,717 33,379
Olney 23,019 31,438
Parkville 31,617 31,118
Randallstown 26,277 30,870
Pikesville 24,815 29,123
Perry Hall 22,723 28,705
South Gate 27,564 28,672
Severna Park 25,879 28,507
Carney 25,578 28,264
Eldersburg 9,720 27,741
Milford Mill 22,547 26,527
Clinton 19,987 26,064
Bel Air North 14,880 25,798
Lochearn 25,240 25,269
Middle River 24,616 23,958
Fort Washington 24,032 23,845
Arnold 20,261 23,422
Edgewood 23,903 23,378
North Potomac 18,456 23,044
Greater Landover (defined in 2000) 22,900
Reisterstown 19,314 22,438
Waldorf 15,058 22,312
Elkridge 12,953 22,042
Fairland 19,828 21,738
White Oak 18,671 20,973
Odenton 12,833 20,534
South Laurel 18,591 20,479
North Laurel 15,008 20,468
Owings Mills 9,474 20,193
Arbutus 19,750 20,116
Crofton 12,781 20,091

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