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Maryland State Population 6,164,660
Sales Tax 6%
State Income Tax 2% - 5.75%
Median Household Income $97,612
Average Home Value $403,785
Average Property Tax / Rate $4,265 / 0.76%


Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It borders Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

With a total land area of 12,407 square miles (32,130 km2), Maryland is the 8th smallest state by land area, but with a population of over 6,177,200, it ranks as the 18th most populous state and the 5th most densely populated. Baltimore is the largest city in the state, and the capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after Henrietta Maria, the French-born queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, who was known then in England as Mary.

Maryland is a diverse state, with a rich history and culture. It is home to a variety of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The state is also a popular destination for outdoor recreation, with its many beaches, forests, and mountains.

Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Maryland include:

  • Baltimore: The largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is home to a variety of historical and cultural attractions, including the National Aquarium, the Walters Art Museum, and the Fort McHenry National Monument.
  • Annapolis: The capital of Maryland, Annapolis is a charming city with a rich history dating back to the 17th century. It is home to the United States Naval Academy, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and historical sites.
  • Ocean City: A popular beach resort town, Ocean City is known for its white-sand beaches, amusement parks, and boardwalk.
  • Assateague Island: A barrier island off the coast of Maryland, Assateague Island is home to a herd of wild ponies. Visitors can go on horseback rides or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Chesapeake Bay: The largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and swimming.

Maryland is a beautiful and diverse state with a rich history and culture. It is a popular destination for both residents and visitors alike.


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