POPULATION


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Unincorporated Areas


Maryland's population was 4,780,753 in 1990, according to the federal census conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau's State Population Estimates Program estimates the 1999 population at 5,171,634. Maryland ranks 19th in population and 6th in population density among states (including the District of Columbia) with 529.08 persons per square land mile as computed for 1998.

From 1990 to 1999, Maryland population grew 8.2%. It rose .8% in 1999. Howard County led all other counties from 1998 to 1999 with a 3.4% 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.


1990 census 1999 estimated* 2000 projected 2010 projected
Maryland 4,780,753 5,171,634 5,314,450 5,738,350
Allegany County 74,946 71,162 77,500 78,000
Anne Arundel County 427,239 480,483 480,200 511,200
Baltimore City 736,014 632,681 691,800 672,500
Baltimore County 692,134 723,914 723,000 739,000
Calvert County 51,372 73,748 78,200 96,000
Caroline County 27,035 29,708 30,600 32,900
Carroll County 123,372 152,468 149,300 178,100
Cecil County 71,347 84,238 83,700 92,700
Charles County 101,154 120,946 131,100 151,800
Dorchester County 30,236 29,709 31,850 31,750
Frederick County 150,208 190,869 203,200 243,600
Garrett County 28,138 29,389 30,200 31,750
Harford County 182,132 217,908 226,600 246,600
Howard County 187,328 243,112 245,600 288,700
Kent County 17,842 19,089 19,050 19,550
Montgomery County 757,027 852,174 855,000 945,000
Prince George's County 729,268 781,781 812,100 890,300
Queen Anne's County 33,953 40,688 41,600 47,600
St. Mary's County 75,974 88,758 88,600 100,500
Somerset County 23,440 24,236 25,400 26,850
Talbot County 30,549 33,550 33,400 35,400
Washington County 121,393 127,791 131,500 138,500
Wicomico County 74,339 79,560 84,000 92,600
Worcester County 35,028 43,672 43,300 48,200

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INCORPORATED CITIES
OVER 10,000 POPULATION
1990 census 1998 (est.)*
Baltimore 736,014 645,593
Rockville 44,835 46,788
Frederick 40,148 47,468
Gaithersburg 39,542 46,980
Bowie 37,589 40,704
Hagerstown 35,445 34,105
Annapolis 33,187 33,585
Cumberland 23,706 21,521
Salisbury 20,592 20,884
College Park 21,927 25,855
Greenbelt 21,096 22,076
Laurel 19,438 18,825
Takoma Park 16,700 18,238
Hyattsville 13,864 14,812
Westminster 13,068 15,776
Aberdeen 13,087 13,278
Cambridge 11,514 10,734
New Carrollton 12,002 12,978
Easton 9,372 10,713

UNINCORPORATED AREAS
OVER 20,000 POPULATION
1990 Census
Silver Spring 76,046
Columbia 75,883
Dundalk 65,800
Bethesda 62,938
Wheaton-Glenmont 53,720
Towson 49,445
Potomac 45,634
Aspen Hill 45,494
Ellicott City 41,398
Germantown 41,145
Essex 40,872
Glen Burnie 37,305
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor 35,794
Catonsville 35,233
Suitland-Silver Hill 35,111
Woodlawn 32,907
Montgomery Village 32,315
Parkville 31,617
Chillum 31,309
North Bethesda 29,650
St. Charles 28,717
South Gate 27,564
Bel Air South 26,421
Randallstown 26,277
Severna Park 25,879
Carney 25,578
Lochearn 25,240
Pikesville 24,815
Middle River 24,616
Severn 24,499
Fort Washington 24,032
Edgewood 23,903
Olney 23,019
Perry Hall 22,723
Milford Mill 22,547
Arnold 20,261

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