The city of Baltimore reaches more than eight hundred-four thousand residents by the 1930 census. The city, which experienced less than ten percent growth from the decade prior, still makes up nearly half of the 1,631,528 person population in Maryland.
The total number of Maryland Residents, according to the 1920 census, was 1,449,661. The largest percentage of the population of this state fell in the age range of twenty-five to forty-four years. That group accounted for more than one-fifth of the state's whole population.
The population was continuing to grow at a steady, but rather slow rate compared to other states. It had reached 1,295,346 people in 1910. Of those, approximately twenty-one percent, or 270,824 of the individuals reported to have been born in the state were living in another state at the time the census was taken.
Maryland census records from 1900 show that there are seven thousand eight hundred eighty-seven people residing in the state that cannot speak English. That number represented just over one half a percent (.5%) of the total population, which was reported as 1,188,044 individuals.
The state's population had risen above the one million mark by the time the 1890 census was taken. The total reported in this year was 1,042,390 people. Though the population grew again, Maryland took a fall in population standing. Ranked as the 23rd most populated state in 1880, it now found itself at number 27.
The population of the state had grown at a rate of nearly twenty percent over the ten year period preceding this count. The total number of residents was reported as 934,943. The residents of this state endured all four seasons, with an average annual temperature reported to be between fifty and sixty degrees.
In 1870, the Maryland census records found that there were 780,894 calling the state home. Of those, there were 575,439 over the age of ten years. At that point in time, that meant that those people were of "working age." Though, the number of actual reported laborers was just 258,543.
The coastal state was now boasting a much greater population. The number of residents had jumped substantially in the ten years prior to the 1860 census count. The number now reached 687,049 residents in total. Of those, however, 87,180 were enslaved. Another 40,616 people were reported to be working as farmers or farm laborers.
The city of Baltimore, which was then broken into twenty wards, had a total population of 169,054 people, which was a large percentage of the total population, reported as 583,034 people. 2,946 of those individuals were, however, enslaved.
Surprisingly, in 1840, Maryland boasted a descent number of individuals living well past the average life span. The number of white males over 100 years in age was reported as sixteen. Three white females, seven free black males, and fourteen free black females had reached the same impressive benchmark. However, what was more surprising is that 92 slaves also surpassed one hundred years of age.
The Maryland State Archives allow you to search historical Maryland census information. Data is available for the 1776, 1778, 1870, and 1880 Censuses. To access the information, simply input the date, name and county of the person for whom you are searching. Fewer fields will provide broader results, while more fields will narrow the search.
The Maryland State Data Center provides visitors with information regarding the censuses. You can find out information about participating in the current one, see the results of the American Community Survey for previous years, and access Maryland census information collected during the 2000 Census. You can also find relevant information about the population, including population density and priority funding areas.