Baltimore Maryland

About Baltimore

Baltimore is a city with a population of 620,961 residents, according to the 2010 Census, in “The Old Line State”, Maryland. Baltimore can be found north of Interstate 95, 395, and 295 and South of Interstate 83. Baltimore is located 25 miles north of the capitol of Maryland, Annapolis, 27 miles South West of Bel Air North, and 12 miles south of Hampton.

Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States. Baltimore is the cultural center and the largest city in Maryland. The Baltimore metropolitan area is the 21st largest metropolitan area in the United States. Baltimore’s population has been steadily decreasing every decade since the 1950 Census when Baltimore had 949,708 residents, which is a 60 year 35% decrease in population. Since the 1990 Census Baltimore experienced a 15.6% decrease in population and since the 2000 Census a 4.6% decrease. Baltimore’s population is racially made up of 63.2% African American, 33.1% White, 2% Asian, and 3% Hispanic residents. It is estimated that there is 294,579 housing units, out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 years of age living at home.

Baltimore was named after the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony and member of the Irish House of Lords, Lord Baltimore. Baltimore is an anglicized from of the Irish Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning “Town of the Big House”.

Baltimore is home to the National Football Leagues Ravens, and Major League Baseball’s Orioles. Other than professional sports teams Baltimore also finds itself home to several national landmarks such as the National Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums, and the Washington Monument, that can be found in the Baltimore Yellow Pages and the Baltimore Business Directory.

Baltimore has a humid subtropical climate. Precipitation is very generous in Baltimore and spread throughout the year, every month typically brings 3-4inches of precipitation. Baltimore does have snow and is a bit cold in the winter. Baltimore’s winter weather is generally 30- 50degrees and in the summer its 70s – 90s with a night time temperature of 50 degrees. It should be a safe bet, no matter what time of the year you find yourself in Baltimore, to bring a warm coat. 

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