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.
Population gains in Maryland over the last year were led by increases in the Hispanic population
(19,298) followed by non‐Hispanic African Americans (11,456), Asians (11,048) and those of two or more races (3,479).
Following a decade-long slide, Baltimore gained 1,126 residents between 2011 and 2012. That population increase was led by increases in the non‐Hispanic white population (901), followed by Hispanics (801) and Asians (453). The increase in non‐Hispanic whites represents a marked turnaround from the decade of the 2000s when the city lost nearly 27,500 whites.
Baltimore’s population gain was spread out among many age groups, including children between the ages to 0 to 9, young adults between the ages of 25 to 34, as well as the elderly (65 to 74 year olds).
With its gain in non‐Hispanic whites, Baltimore was the only jurisdiction in Maryland to have a reduction in its minority population over 2010-2012, albeit a tiny 0.1 percentage decrease.
Read more about the Census release and our analysis.