During the height of the pandemic, Allegany County was once experiencing a 7-day rolling average of less than three cases per 100,000 people. But now, Allegany County and adjacent counties are grappling with rates more than triple the statewide average.
Predominantly white communities in Maryland received approximately 20 percent more loans and money per loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) analyzed by Capital News Service.
Using data from the most recent American Community Survey’s 5-Year Estimates, this map can be toggled to display the estimated median income for all zip codes; the white population in percent for all zip codes; and the Black population in percent for all zip codes. Because these are estimates, zip codes with a population estimate margin of error greater than 10 percent have been removed and appear blacked out in the map.
Unofficial Maryland election results show that little has changed politically in the state. Both parties continue to move further into their respective corners, and third-party voting returned to usual levels after a spike in 2016.