Maryland

Capital: Annapolis
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
6,000,561
Population 2016 6,024,752
Population 2017 6,052,177
Below Poverty 2014 10.1
Below Poverty 2015 9.7
Below Poverty 2016 9.7
Below Poverty 2017 9.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 63.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 64.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 64.8
Unemployed 2015 5.1
Unemployed 2016 4.4
Unemployed 2017 4.1
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.4
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 1,045
STATE FACTS
America's national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key, a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814, while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
The National Aquarium is located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.