America In Miniature
Old Line State
Learn how to speak like a Baltimoron (Yes we call ourselves that!) on the Bawlmerese page.
Interesting facts about Baltimore
Baltimore City covers 80.94 square miles and is one of only two cities in the country surrounded by a county of the same name (Los Angelas is the other). There are 7,671 people per square mile and a total population of 620,961 in 2011. Over 77% of people over 25 years of age are High School Graduates. Baltimore's Inner Harbor, now a major tourist attraction, connects directly to the Chesapeake bay, the world's largest estuary and a major influence of the economy of the city, county and state.
Notable employers in Baltimore include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Constellation Energy, DAP and Under Armour.
Baltimore County covers 598.30 square miles and a density of 1,345 people per square mile (about 805,000 total). It has an 88.8% High School Graduate rate. The 2010 median household income is $63,959. The average temperature in Baltimore in July is 81.7 °F and in January is 36.8 °F. The county gets around 42" of rain and sees 105 sunny days with 45-50" of precipitation in a typical year.
Interesting facts about Maryland
The state colors are black and gold, the same as the Calvert coat of arms, the Baltimore flag and 1/2 of the Maryland flag.
The Orioles baseball team, the state bird (the Baltimore Oriole), state insect (Baltimore Checker-spot Butterfly), state flower (Black-eyed Susan), and the state cat (Calico) all share the state colors.
Maryland has both a state sport (jousting) and a state team sport (Lacrosse)
Maryland has 5,828,289 people living on 12,407 square miles. 2,633 square miles of Maryland are covered by water. Maryland's elevation ranges from 0 to 3,360 feet above sea level. There are 2,378,814 housing units with a 2006-2010 Median home value is $329,400 .