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General Facts

For Maryland

Maryland
 
Median Household Income: $ 53,347
Income (w/ Children): 4 70,145
Population: 5,134,808
Land Area 9,775 Square Miles
Population Density: 525 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Ole Line State
Capital: Annapolis
Date of Statehood: April 28, 1788
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole
State Flower: Black-Eyed Susan
State Tree: White Oak

 

Maryland is located in the eastern states of the United States. Maryland is bordered by Pennsylvania on the north, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Virginia on the south, and West Virginia on the southwest and west. Washington, D.C., the national capital, is an enclave along the Virginia border. The Potomac River forms most of Maryland’s western boundary and Chesapeake Bay deeply indents the eastern part of the state. Annapolis is the state capital and Baltimore is the largest city.

The Maryland colony was founded in 1634 and was named for the wife of English King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria. Colonial Maryland attracted many settlers and, as its economy prospered, so did its social, political, and cultural life. Maryland entered the Union on April 28, 1788, as the 7th of the original 13 states.

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Maryland and its residents were involved in many of the events relating to the attainment of independence by the United States and to the early struggles of the young republic. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Maryland, a border state, became part of the great battleground between North and South, but the state itself stayed within the Union. During the first half of the 20th century the economic development of Maryland was marked by a shift in emphasis from farming to manufacturing. The state is now primarily an industrial state. Despite this shift, agriculture is still carried on throughout most of the state.

Maryland has no official nickname. However, the most commonly accepted name, and also one of the oldest, is the Old Line State. This nickname honors the memory of Maryland’s regiments of the line, which fought with distinction in the American Revolution (1775-1783).

Maryland ranks 42nd among the states in size, with a total area of 12,297 sq miles, including 680 square miles of inland water. Also included is 1,842 square miles of Chesapeake Bay that is considered part of the state. Maryland has a maximum width from east to west, of about 240 miles and varies north to south from about 2 miles at its narrowest to about 125 miles on its eastern extreme. Chesapeake Bay, a large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, divides the state into two sections. The section east of the bay, known as the Eastern Shore, occupies part of the Delmarva Peninsula. Maryland’s mean elevation is about 350 feet.

The climate of Maryland is characterized by generally hot humid summers and cool winters. In comparison with the Eastern Shore and other lowland areas, the upland sections in the west have colder and longer winters and cooler and shorter summers.

Average July temperatures range from about 65° in western Maryland to between 75° and 80° in eastern Maryland. The average July temperature at Baltimore is 77°. Daytime temperatures in Maryland are often in the upper 80°s and occasionally reach the upper 90°s. Summer nighttime temperatures are usually in the mid-70°s.

Average January temperatures range from less than 28° in the west to more than 35° on the Eastern Shore. The average January temperature at Baltimore is about 34°. Very cold winter weather, with temperatures below 0°, is common in the western uplands but seldom occurs in the eastern lowlands.

Precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) increases from about 38 inches a year in eastern Maryland to more than 46 inches in the western mountains of the state. However, the driest area is in western Maryland, where Hagerstown Valley, hemmed in by mountains, receives less than 36 inches of rain a year. Throughout the state most precipitation is in the form of rain. More than half the annual rainfall occurs in the summer months. In the winter, snow is common, but the snowfall is much greater in the mountains than in the lowlands. Hailstorms and thunderstorms occur occasionally in the summer months.