Maryland Facts, Stats and Information

Maryland Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Maryland
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MD
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: April 28th, 1788
  • Total Area: 12,407 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 6,185,278 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Annapolis, MD
  • Largest City: Baltimore, MD

33 Maryland Facts

  1. Maryland is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Maryland was the 7th state to join the United States on April 28, 1788.
  3. Maryland is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Maryland is the 42nd largest U.S. state, covering a total of 12,405.93 square miles or 0.33% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Maryland's 12,405.93 square miles is 78.25% land and 21.75% surface water.
  6. Maryland is ranked 42nd with the most land area in the United States, with 9,707.24 square miles of land area.
  7. Maryland is ranked 18th with the most water area in the United States, with 2,698.69 square miles of water area.
  8. Maryland is the 18th most populated U.S. state with a population of 6,177,224 or 1.87% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Maryland is the city of Annapolis.
  10. Maryland is divided into 23 counties statewide.
  11. Montgomery County is the most populated county in Maryland
  12. The most populated city in Maryland is Baltimore with an estimated 594,282 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Maryland are Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring and Waldorf.
  14. A native or resident Maryland is called a Marylorer.
  15. Maryland's average elevation statewide is 350 feet.
  16. Maryland's highest elevation point is Hoye-Crest at 3,360 feet.
  17. Maryland's lowest elevation point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 feet.
  18. Maryland is all in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Maryland is MD.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Maryland is US-MD.
  21. Maryland is called the Free State and the Old Line State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Maryland is $86,738.
  23. Maryland is the 10th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $308,041.
  24. Maryland is ranked 7th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Maryland has the 22nd oldest population in the United States with a median age of 39.2.
  26. Maryland's average temperature is 54.61°F making it the 20th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Maryland on average has 42.70 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 24th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Maryland was 109 °F on Friday, July 10, 1936, in Cumberland, MD.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Maryland was -40 °F on Saturday, January 13, 1912, in Oakland, MD.
  30. Maryland's official state mottos are "Fatti maschi, parole femmine", "Scuto bonae voluntatis coronasti nos" and "crescite et multiplicamini" (Italian: Strong deeds, gentle words), (Latin: By the shield of your good will you have crowned us) and (Latin: grow and multiply).
  31. Maryland's official state bird is the Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula).
  32. Maryland's official state tree is the White Oak (Quercus alba).
  33. Maryland's official state flower is the Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta).

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Annapolis the capital city of Maryland.

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