Demographic Data for the State and Counties
Data from the 2010 census can be found using the Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder site. For basic statistics, such as the population for a state, county or place, use the "Quick Start" box in the middle of the page and enter a topic (for example, "Asian") and a place (for example, "Baltimore City, MD" or "Catonsville, MD") in the geography box and hit "Go".
The Census Bureau's State and County QuickFacts site generates recent demographic, business and geography data for each state and county in the U.S.
For more detailed (or more recent) demographic characteristics, such as income and poverty, educational attainment, family structure, homeownership rates, occupations and commuting trends, use the American Community Survey. This is an ongoing survey by the Census Bureau and it has replaced the decennial census as the source for updated socioeconomic and housing data. However, the data is not directly comparable to the data from the 2000 census.
American Community Survey data is released annually, but data for places with a population between 20,000 and 65,000 is reported as a 3-year average rather than for a single year, and for places with a population below 20,000 is reported as a 5-year average. Data is available from American Fact Finder or from the Maryland Department of Planning.
Profiles for each county with data back to 1970 and projections to 2030 can be found through the Department of Planning's Socio-Economic Profiles page.
The materials listed below are available for use on-site at 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, by appointment only . Please call 410-732-9570 to arrange a time to visit.
2000 Census of Population and Housing; ... Maryland. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census. (510.5 phc 2000)
Series of reports include data for Maryland and counties on population characteristics, housing, educational attainment, employment status, income and poverty, and commuting from the 2000 census. Earlier census years also available.
County and City Extra; Annual Metro, City and County Data Book. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press. (050 ccd)
Compilation of up-to-date statistical information available for every state, county, metropolitan area, congressional district and for all cities in the U.S. with a 2000 population of 25,000 or more.
Maryland Vital Statistics Annual Report. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Health Statistics. (Md 510.5 avs)
Annual source of data on birth and death rates, teenage pregnancies, unmarried mothers, infant mortality, marriages and divorces, by county.
Regional Economic Indicators. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Metropolitan Council. (Md Mt-Blt 530 ei)
Periodically updated version of a comprehensive collection of demographic and economic data on the Baltimore region and its six jurisdictions (Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties). (CDs of this report may also be purchased in the Regional Information Center for $15.00.)
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census. (050 sma)
Compilation of current data for each state and metropolitan area in the U.S.
Other Demographic Materials