Maryland at a Glance
Home to over 5,976407 residents, Maryland is the 19th most populous state in the U.S., though only 42nd in total area. 1.87% of Americas population lives in the state. The median age of Marylanders is 38, and the median household income is the highest in the nation at $105,348.
Located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Maryland borders Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The capital, Annapolis, is the third longest-serving state capital behind only Santa Fe and Boston. Baltimore is the states largest city.
Maryland Jobs & Economy
According the the U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland households are the wealthiest in the country. Leading industries include the defense/aerospace industry, medical research, and manufacturing. Popular jobs in the state include astronomers, subway and streetcar operators, and health diagnosing and treating practitioners.
Maryland Unemployment Rate
Maryland has an unemployment rate of 5.5%, near the national average of 5.6%.