Maryland

Capital: Annapolis
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
5,891,819
Population 2013 5,938,737
Population 2014 5,976,407
Below Poverty 2011 9.3
Below Poverty 2012 9.9
Below Poverty 2013 10.3
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 62.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 62.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 62.4
Unemployed 2011 7.2
Unemployed 2012 6.5
Unemployed 2013 6.6
Unemployed 2014 5.8
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 659
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.