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2010 Census
Dealing with Harford's slowing population growth [Editorial]
Dealing with Harford's slowing population growth [Editorial]

Maryland generally is not considered a populous state. The U.S. Census Bureau says just shy of 6 million people live in the state. That puts Maryland at about 1.8 percent of the U.S. total of more than 320 million people. Maryland, however, ranks sixth in the U.S. in the key population metric of people per square mile, behind Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In other words, Maryland may be small in terms of population, but it is crowded. It stands to reason, therefore, that the state's growth rate in the past year of 0.6 percent, as calculated by the Census Bureau, is at least in part a function of relative size compared to the amount of...