City of Baltimore, Maryland

City of Baltimore: Independent city in Maryland, United States


City of Baltimore is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 620,961 and a population density of 2,605 people per km². After 5 years in 2015 county had an estimated population of 621,849 inhabitants. The county was created 295 years ago in 1728.

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland with a population of over 600,000 residents. The city was founded in 1729 and named after Lord Baltimore, who was the founding proprietor of the Maryland colony.

Baltimore played an important role in the American Revolution as it was the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774. During the War of 1812, the British attacked Baltimore and the bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which later became the national anthem.

In the 19th century, Baltimore grew rapidly as an industrial hub, especially for rail transport and shipping. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was the first chartered passenger rail line in America in 1827. By the Civil War, Baltimore was the second leading port of entry for immigrants after New York City.

Modern Day Baltimore

Today, Baltimore’s economy is diverse with major industries in trade, finance, services, manufacturing, tourism, and biomedicine. The city is home to renowned institutions like Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University.

While Baltimore has vibrant cultural attractions like the National Aquarium and historic Inner Harbor, the city continues to grapple with issues of crime, poverty, and racial tensions. Major riots occurred in Baltimore in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and again in 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.

Local Cuisine and Sports Culture

Baltimore is known for its unique local food dishes like steamed blue crabs, crab cakes, pit beef and the Baltimore chicken box. The city takes pride in its sports teams like the Baltimore Ravens (NFL), Baltimore Orioles (MLB) and the Baltimore Blast (MASL).

With its distinctive neighborhoods, historical charms and lively spirit, Baltimore remains one of the great cities of the Mid-Atlantic region. Its rich past, resilient people and bright future continue to shape its identity.

City of Baltimore locator map
Location of City of Baltimore on Maryland map.

Quick Facts about City of Baltimore

Population : 621,849 (2015)
Country : United States of America
State : Maryland (United States)
Different from : Baltimore County
Postal code : 21268, 21201–21231, 21250–21252, 21270, 21239–21241, 21297–21298, 21244, 21263–21265, 21273–21275, 21233–21237, 21278–21290
Phone Area Codes : 443, 410, 667, 301
Area : 238.41 km2
Official name : Baltimore
Legislative body : Baltimore City Council
Named for : Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore
Altitude : 33 feet / 10 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1729
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, America/New_York, UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 23:22:13 (15th July 2024)
Density : 2,608 Pop. per km² as of 2015
Population growth : 0.14% (2010-2015)
Baltimore image
Baltimore image


City of Baltimore is located at 39°17'25"N 76°36'44"W (39.2903800, -76.6121900). It has 3 neighbors: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County and Catonsville.

City of Baltimore map

City of Baltimore Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in City of Baltimore.

City Name Population Title
Baltimore 586,131 The thirty-first most populous city in the United States and the center of the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Gwynn Oak 47,092 A census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland.

  • Kurt Schmoke , 7 December, 1999 1987-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Clarence H. Burns , 1 December, 1987 1987-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Theodore McKeldin , 1967 1963-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Martin O'Malley , 17 January, 2007 1999-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Philip H. Goodman , 1963 1962-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • J. Harold Grady , 1962 1959-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Bernard C. Young , 2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • William Donald Schaefer , 1 December, 1987 1971-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Catherine E. Pugh , 2 May, 2019 2016-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro III , 1971 1967-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro III , 1959 1947-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Sheila Dixon , 4 February, 2010 2007-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake , 6 December, 2016 2010-02-04T00:00:00Z

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City of Baltimore has 3 neighbours.

  • Anne Arundel County county in Maryland, United States
  • Baltimore County county in Maryland, United States
  • Catonsville A city in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is located in the northwestern part of the state. Catonsville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Catonsville Historical Society and the Catonsville Arts Center.


The population of City of Baltimore increased by 0.14% in 5 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1850 169,012 - United States Census
2010 620,961 72.78% census
2011 620,987 0% estimation process
2012 622,417 0.23% estimation process
2013 622,104 -0.05% estimation process
2015 621,849 -0.04% demographic balance

Baltimore, Ville de Baltimore

People born in City of Baltimore (200)

People born in City of Baltimore, including expatriate professional basketball player who became a naturalized citizen of Spain while playing there Bernard Hopkins, businessman Jonathan Sachs, Professor of mathematics and computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Edward F. Moore, .


  • William Daniel Hillis (computer scientist) he was born in 25/09/1956
  • Tom Clancy (American author) he was born in 12/04/1947
  • Christian York (American professional wrestler) he was born in 13/04/1977
  • Martin Emerich (American politician (1846-1922)) he was born in 27/04/1846
  • Don Abney (American musician (1923-2000)) he was born in 10/03/1923
  • Christopher Rouse (American composer) he was born in 15/02/1949
  • Frank Zappa (American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer (1940-1993)) he was born in 21/12/1940
  • Danny Ferry (American retired professional basketball player and former general manager) he was born in 17/10/1966
  • Muggsy Bogues (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 09/01/1965
  • Joanna Zeiger (American triathlete) she was born in 04/05/1970
  • Arthur Waskow (American rabbi) he was born in 01/01/1933
  • Ansley J. Coale (American demographer) he was born in 14/11/1917
  • Simon Sobeloff (American judge) he was born in 03/12/1894
  • Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the United States House of Representatives) she was born in 26/03/1940
  • John Rawls (American political philosopher) he was born in 21/02/1921
  • Mario (American singer, songwriter and actor) he was born in 27/08/1986
  • George Fisher (American vocalist) he was born in 08/07/1970
  • Dashiell Hammett (American writer) he was born in 25/06/1894

Maryland Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Essex 1,832,752 Census-designated place in Maryland, United States
Montgomery County 1,051,816 County in Maryland, United States
Prince George's County 909,612 County in Maryland, United States
Baltimore County 826,017 County in Maryland, United States
Baltimore 586,131 The thirty-first most populous city in the United States and the center of the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Anne Arundel County 582,777 County in Maryland, United States
Howard County 328,200 County in Maryland, United States
Frederick County 265,161 County in Maryland, United States
Harford County 256,805 County in Maryland, United States
Carroll County 169,092 County in New Hampshire, United States
Charles County 164,436 County in Maryland, United States
Washington County 151,146 County in Maryland, United States
Redland 147,010 A census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Saint Mary's County 114,687 County in Maryland, United States
Wicomico County 103,990 County in Maryland, United States
Cecil County 103,419 County in Maryland, United States