Maryland’s population increased by 7 percent to 6,177,224 in the last decade, as the state became more diverse, reflecting a national trend, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
There won’t be a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but immigrants are still afraid of sharing information with the government. In Maryland, immigrant-advocates are knocking on doors to tell residents why the census matters.
Governor Larry Hogan signed seven bills while two of his vetoes were overridden. Meanwhile, Maryland joined 19 other states to sue the federal government over citizenship questions on the 2020 census.
There weren’t any surprises for Maryland when the United States Census Bureau released its population estimates for 2014.
Maryland’s redrawn congressional map significantly altered the makeup of two of the state’s eight congressional districts, as expected, according to recently-released demographic estimates.
The percentage of young Marylanders with health insurance rose to 81.7 percent last year from 75 percent in 2009, a rate much faster than the national average, census data shows.
Experts say national poverty numbers released Tuesday morning are already out of date and could be getting worse, even as Maryland hit a poverty rate of 10.8 percent, the highest in nearly two decades, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.