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Where is Baltimore, MD?

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Baltimore is a city found in Maryland, The United States Of America. It is located 39.29 latitude and -76.61 longitude and it is situated at elevation 35 meters above sea level.

Baltimore has a population of 620,961 making it the biggest city in Maryland. It operates on the EDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Maryland
Population 620,961
Elevation 35 m over sea level
Time Zone EDT
Longitude -76.612190
Latitude 39.290380

Tucked far inside Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore, Maryland is just a short drive northeast of Washington, D.C. and is an upscale bedroom community for the politicians, bureaucrats, attorneys and the rest who keep the U.S. capitol city in perpetual motion.

Named after Lord Baltimore from the Irish House of Lords, the city was founded in 1729. Its harbor was at one time the largest entry port for American immigrants and is now filled with shopping centers and entertainment venues.

Nicknamed Charm City, Baltimore was also the second city in U.S. history, after the Big Apple, to reach a population of 100,000.

This city, known for its crabs and crab cakes, has a bustling financial, business and health industry. The city's Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the President goes for medical treatment, and Johns Hopkins University employ many city residents. baltimore FAST FACTS 

  • Baltimore, Maryland natives include baseball great Babe Ruth, Star-Spangled Banner composer, Francis Scott Key and former U.S. Vice President, Spiro Agnew.
  • Baltimore has gained a theatrical reputation in recent years. It serves as the setting for TV shows including Homicide and The Wire. Several feature films by directors John Waters (Hairspray) and Berry Levenson (Avalon, Tinmen, Liberty Heights) are also set in this Maryland town.
  • The very first umbrellas produced in America were made in Baltimore in 1828.

baltimore attractions

Check out these great things to do in Baltimore on your Maryland vacation:

  • Camden Yards
    Home to the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, this beautiful stadium was at one time a railroad center. Camden Yards is twelve minutes west from Baltimore's inner city and is only two blocks away from Babe Ruth's birthplace. Come to this famous Maryland park during baseball season and enjoy watching the Orioles play, or visit the park in the off season for a tour of the Yards, including the O's dugout. This is a baseball town, so make sure to buy your tickets early and come often!
  • Walters Art Museum
    This internationally renowned museum is known for a vast collection of art dating back all the way to pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe. Greek sculptures, Old Master paintings, Art Deco jewelry and Impressionist masterpieces by Degas and Monet fill the halls. Enjoy browsing artifacts at your own pace or sign up for a tour. This world class art museum deserves and inspires many a return visit.
  • Harborplace and The Gallery
    Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment located in Baltimore's inner harbor. Ships come to call and holiday fireworks light the night at this beautifully planned shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Charm City. Shop at a variety of popular retailers and locally inspired shops, catch a movie, and use the valet parking. Dine in over 30 eateries with countless variations on the famous crabs from Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy entertainment such as open air concerts, street performers and a host of special celebrations.


Baltimore has a population of around 622454, of which 293366 (47%) are male and 329088 (52%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Baltimore is 36.75, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.12 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Baltimore's 622454 residents, around 608331 (97.70%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is black/African American, which consists of 62.80% of the population. Of the remaining population, 188684 are white (30.30%), 1775 are native Americans (0.30%), 15987 are asians (2.60%), 366 are pacific islanders (0.10%), 10397 are other (1.70%).

The median income of households in Baltimore is $42241.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 13.10% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Baltimore, MD Zipcodes

The city of Baltimore has 31 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 21201, 21202, 21205, 21206, 21207, 21208, 21209, 21210, 21211, 21212, 21213, 21214, 21215, 21216, 21217, 21218, 21222, 21223, 21224, 21225, 21226, 21227, 21228, 21229, 21230, 21231, 21234, 21236, 21237, 21239, 21251.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.