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Information about Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, with an estimated population of 622,793 in 2014, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures. The median household income for 2010-2014 was $41,819, which was significantly lower than the statewide median of $74,149. As of 2010, the majority of the city's population (nearly 64%) identified as black or African American alone, while about 28% identified as white alone.
History buffs will find plenty to explore in Baltimore, which has myriad properties on the National Register of Historic Places. The city also is the birthplace of baseball great Babe Ruth and home to the Baltimore Orioles, who play in the famed Camden Yards. Additionally, the city hosts the NFL's Baltimore Ravens and the annual Preakness Stakes, held at Pimlico Race Course. The National Aquarium is Baltimore's largest tourist destination, while cultural attractions in the city include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American Culture and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.
Nearly two dozen public and private nonprofit colleges and universities are located within 25 miles of Baltimore, including Johns Hopkins University (JHU), ranked 10th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. U.S. News also named JHU the nation's top graduate school for biomedical engineering/bioengineering, immunology/infectious diseases, nursing and public health.
Several well-regarded regional schools also are found in Baltimore. These include Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University and the University of Baltimore, ranked the third, 58th and 122nd best regional universities in the North, respectively. Other 4-year schools in the city include Coppin State University, Goucher College, Morgan State University and two campuses of the University of Maryland.
Students seeking a 2-year nonprofit school in Baltimore can choose from Baltimore City Community College, which had an enrollment of around 5,000 students as of Fall 2014, and the Community College of Baltimore County, which had nearly 23,000 students.
Economy and Employment
According to Baltimore County, some of the largest employers, as of April 2016, include the Social Security Administration and Medicare and Medicaid Services, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson University, Franklin Square Hospital, the University of Maryland, and Lockheed Martin. Other top employers are UPS, Stevenson University, Verizon, Bank of America, General Dynamics, and General Motors.