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1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty

1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty

About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, a one-year increase of more than 20 percent, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Read more ...

More parents are laying out the welcome mat for kids, Census Bureau reports

A couple of years ago, Joe and Marlene Everett were 50-something empty nesters with a daughter out on her own and a son away at college.  Read more ...

Gay couples in Md. up more than 50%

Gay couples in Md. up more than 50%

Catherine Kelly and Sue Heether began their relationship in 1994, when both were teaching at a Baltimore-area Catholic school, and felt they had to keep the arrangement closely guarded for years.  Read more ...

Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents shrank, according to new census figures.  Read more ...

Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.

Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.

Former Baltimorean Greg Wise, who moved to York eight years ago to be closer to his aging parents, says he can easily identify new Maryland transplants who have joined him in the northern migration just across the Pennsylvania line.  Read more ...

In Balto. Co., providing interpretation services emerges as crucial need

In Balto. Co., providing interpretation services emerges as crucial need

A little bit of English isn't enough to get by at the doctor's office.  Read more ...

Number of black-owned firms grows 61% in Baltimore area

The number of black-owned businesses in the Baltimore area grew three times as fast as Baltimore-area firms as a whole between 2002 and 2007, statistics released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show.  Read more ...

Maryland's fastest growth creates problems

Maryland's fastest growth creates problems

Drive along Snowden Farm Parkway in Clarksburg and you can catch a glimpse of two completely different worlds. On one side, a landscape of narrow roads snaking their way around rolling hills, still snow-covered and dotted with farm equipment and red barns.  Read more ...

Census figures show more diverse state

Census figures show more diverse state

Over the past decade, Maryland's population grew far more diverse, while growth slowed dramatically in once-booming counties in the Baltimore area, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau.  Read more ...

Uphill battle to rid the city of vacant properties

Housing officials have sold more of the city's vacant homes in the first seven months of the budget year than in all of the previous year — but the sales still represent fewer than 3 percent of the 4,000 empty houses owned by the city.  Read more ...

Mayor to unveil new City Council map

For months now, members of the Baltimore City Council have been telling Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake what they'd like to see when she draws new boundaries for their districts.  Read more ...

Baltimore officials hope half-century trend of population decline at end

Arriving in Baltimore for college in 2004 from her native New York City, Vienna DeGiacomo assumed she would quickly head back north after graduating from Goucher College.  Read more ...

Baltimore County conducts its annual homeless census

Baltimore County conducts its annual homeless census

Baltimore County's homeless survey first asks for a name, but it makes that answer optional. The second question is, "Where did you spend last night?"  Read more ...

Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks

Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks

Apartment complexes in the Baltimore region are raising rents as a muted economic recovery and a foreclosure crisis have discouraged homeownership — and added to the ranks of renters.  Read more ...

Maryland population grows by 480,000

Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.  Read more ...

Nuclear families are few in city

Before moving with her boyfriend of three years to a Hampden home this September, Brandy Washington lived with two other women, both young professionals in their 20s, just like her.  Read more ...

Jean Marbella: A virtual portrait of you — and your neighbors

I know how much you make, whether you really have that advanced degree you claim and if you are spending too much of your paycheck on your mortgage.  Read more ...

Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes

Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes

Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare.  Read more ...

Census shows Md. No. 1 in wealth

Maryland has maintained its perch as the nation's wealthiest state, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau, though more residents in some suburbs were living in poverty than in 2000.  Read more ...

Housing boom, bust left different effects

A variety of Baltimore neighborhoods ended the roller-coaster ride of the past decade with significantly higher home values than at the start, but some communities saw all the gains of the housing bubble erased by the bust.  Read more ...

Prisoner tally set to boost city data

For more than two decades, Rico Marzano called prison cells in Jessup and Cumberland his home.  Read more ...

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