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on the north by Pennsylvania,
on the west by West
Virginia, on the east by Delaware,
and on the south by Virginia,
the state of Maryland is interrupted by the nation's capital
DC, which sits on land originally part of Maryland.
Though Maryland ranks only 42nd in size, the state boasts 5.5 million residents making it 19th in size in population. Today, you'll find most Marylanders situated between Baltimore (the state's biggest city), and the nation's capital, Washington DC.
While tourism to neighboring Washington DC remains high on the list for job seekers within the state, the US government remains a big employer of residents who often choose to live in suburban bedroom communities closest to the nation's capital including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Bethesda.
Still popular with tourists for its coastal beaches and for an abundance of crabs and shellfish
found in Chesapeake Bay (which provides for a booming fishing industry) the state also remains
a lure for top biotechnology firms. Numbering more than 350, the industry cluster is the third largest in
the U.S. offering high-paying jobs and the promise of future growth.
Maryland quality-of-life statistics
Major cities: Annapolis (capital), Baltimore
Population : 5,615,727
White : 64%
Black, African American : 29.3%
Hispanic : 5.7%
High school graduates : 83.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 31.4%
Average household income: $57,019
of Living: Sperling's
Best Places - Maryland - Compared to the rest of the
country, Maryland's cost of living is 14.54% higher than
the U.S. average
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow
- Maryland Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 67.7%
Average home price: $306,695
Average travel time to work : 31.2 minutes
Personal Income Taxes: Maryland's imposes personal income taxes in a four bracket system with rates ranging from 2 percent to 4.75 percent depending on income and filing status. Maryland residents must file state taxes using Form 502 each year by April 15.
: see Maryland
State Department of Education
: Generally, Maryland's weather changes moving inland
from the Atlantic, with the eastern part of the state experiencing
hot and humid summers and fairly mild winters, while in
Western Maryland summers are generally milder and winters
: see Maryland Crime Statistics
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eviction laws | Maryland
taxes | Maryland factory outlets
about relocating to Maryland around the Web:
Relocate to Baltimore - Check out tips on choosing a
neighborhood, apartment rentals, home buying, schools &
houses of worship, transportation services, and lots more.
for Residents- The official city guide with information
on local government services & utilities, transportation
services, public schools, voter registration.
Real Estate, Apartments & Job Classifieds:
Sun | Baltimore
: Capital Gazette