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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.

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An article from the Baltimore Sun (March 24, 2013) that analyzes the population changes for Maryland’s counties.

Recession changed course of population growth in metro Baltimore – baltimoresun.com. Continue Reading »

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 »

2012 in review

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.

Click here to see the complete report.

The 2009-2011 American Community Survey was made public today.  It is a massive amount of data that covers all geographies of 20,000 or more in population. In Maryland, that includes 62 places plus all the counties and Baltimore City.

Maryland is a very socioeconomically diverse state — and this data release reinforces that notion. For instance, of the 62 places for which there is data, the percent of the foreign-born by place varies from a high of 69.4 percent in Langley Park, Prince George’s County, to a low of 1.2 percent in Cumberland, in Allegany County.  Many of the places in Maryland with the highest foreign-born share have similar characteristics. For instance, the top five are all in either Prince George’s or Montgomery counties:

Langley Park (Prince George’s) 69.4%

Chillum (Prince George’s)  45.6

Wheaton (Montgomery) 44

Gaithersburg (Montgomery)  37.5

Silver Spring (Montgomery)  37.8

Maryland average  13.8

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The Great Recession has had a profound effect on where population growth is taking place in Maryland.  The accompanying chart groups the annual share of Maryland population growth into three broad geographic categories: inner suburban counties, outer suburban counties and the more rural counties of Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Continue Reading »

The Census Bureau just released a report on population change between 2000-2010 on Metropolitan and Micropolitan areas. The report shows that many large metropolitan areas have seen increases in people moving back near downtown areas.  Unfortunately, Baltimore and New Orleans were exceptions.  Baltimore lost 10,194 within two miles of City Hall.  Also of interest to Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area saw an increase of non-Hispanic white population near downtown while registering declines in non-Hispanic whites in the surrounding suburbs. Continue Reading »