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Maryland 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1788): April 28, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.59

The area of Maryland was part of the original territory of the United States. It was chartered as a colony in 1632. The area described by this charter, however, conflicted with the charter for Virginia and, later, the charter for Pennsylvania. Virginia relinquished its claims in 1658, and the Pennsylvania boundary was resolved with the survey of the Mason and Dixon Line in the 1760s. Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution on April 28, 1788; it was the seventh of the original 13 states to join the Union. Its area was reduced with the cession in 1788 and formation in 1791 of the District of Columbia, resulting in generally the same boundary as the present state.

Census data for Maryland are available beginning with the 1790 census. The population reported for 1790 includes the area subsequently in the District of Columbia.

Key Stats

From Census.gov  /  Data:

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Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Annual Estimates of the Resident Population). 

Note: Click on the image above to go to the Business Formation Statistics data page. For the Maryland graphic, scroll down to “Interactive Graphs.” Click on the icon for “Monthly Business Applications by State (BA)” and select “Maryland” in the upper-right drop-down area.

From Business and Economy  >  International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, you can choose between State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. More information is available in the Quick Start Guide.

From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:

Note: The Maryland page is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image above to go to the “State Facts for Students” main page. Use the drop down to select “Maryland” or click “MD” on the map for the full page for Maryland.

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

From Census.gov >  History:

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Page Last Revised - April 27, 2023
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