GovernmentBack to top
Governor:Larry Hogan (R)
Treasurer:Nancy Kopp (D)
Senators:Ben Cardin (D)
Chris Van Hollen (D)
Entered Union:April 28, 1788
U.S. Representatives:8
AreaBack to top
Total Area32,131 km2 / 12,406 mi2
Land Area25,142 km2 / 9,707 mi2
Water Area6,990 km2 / 2,699 mi2
Water Area Percentage21.75 %
Time Zone Back to top
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
WeatherBack to top
Record High Temperature109°F / 44°C , Cumberland, Frederick (July 10, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-40°F / -40°C , Oakland (January 13, 1912)
GDPBack to top
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$363,845 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$54,388 (2015)
PopulationBack to top
Population6,006,401 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,503,530 / 25.032% (2015)
65 and older Population846,985 / 14.101% (2015)
Male Population2,912,348 / 48.487% (2015)
Female Population3,094,053 / 51.513% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 347,459 (2013)
Net International Immigration 49,532 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)73,921 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)10.4% (2014)
Major CitiesBack to top
CityPopulation (2015)
Baltimore621,849
Frederick69,479
Gaithersburg67,456
EmploymentBack to top
Employment 2,714,500 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$936 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.2% (2016)
ExpendituresBack to top
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$6,364 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$6,364 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$5,030 (2015)
RevenueBack to top
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$55,972 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$63,937 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$66,549 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$3,189 (2014)
EducationBack to top
High School Graduation Rate (%)89% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)37.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)17% (2014)
LogisticsBack to top
Public Road Length (Miles)32,422 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)33.5% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 34 (2015)
Main AirportsBack to top
CodeNameCity
BWIBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie
HGRHagerstown Regional- Richard A. Henson FieldHagerstown
SBYSalisbury-Ocean City Wicomico RegionalSalisbury
PortsBack to top
Baltimore

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)