While it is no secret that the partial shutdown of the federal government and the furloughing of federal workers will have a disproportionate effect on Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, other states will also feel the effects. Continue Reading »
A Status Report on Maryland from the American Community Survey
Unemployment is down, income has stopped falling, more people have health insurance, and a smaller percentage of homeowners are “cost burdened.” That is some of the good news. But… unemployment remains stubbornly high for a recovery period, income is still well below pre‐recession levels and labor force participation continues to fall. That is some of the not so good news. Continue Reading »
In fact, Maryland is moving closer to becoming a majority‐minority state, with its minority share reaching 46.1 percent in 2012. Maryland has the seventh highest minority share in the country, significantly exceeding the U.S. national average of 37 percent.
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As a share of total state residents, Maryland’s foreign born population has grown over four-fold over the past 50 years.
MDP graphic design intern, Sol Moon, worked with Mark Goldstein to produce the following infographic to tell the story of this demographic using U.S. Census Bureau decennial count (1850–2000) and 2008–2010 American Community Survey data. The information contained in this infograhic was patterned after one that was done for the U.S. by the Census Bureau.
An article from the Baltimore Sun (March 24, 2013) that analyzes the population changes for Maryland’s counties.
As was reported in the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Business Journal and other news media last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual population estimates for counties. The Maryland State Data Center released its tables and analyses on March 14, 2103. These can be found on the 2012 Population Estimates for Maryland’s Jurisdictions webpage. The big news for Maryland was that Baltimore City is estimated to have grown by just over 1,100 residents Continue Reading »
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.