Maryland

Capital: Annapolis
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
6,042,718
Population 2017 6,024,891
Population 2016 6,004,692
Below Poverty 2017 9.3
Below Poverty 2016 9.7
Below Poverty 2015 9.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
61.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 64.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 64.2
Unemployed 2018 3.9
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2016 3.8
Foreclosure Rate 2018 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.