Few people, from politicians to commenters on Facebook, expressed surprise when The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the city¿s population has continued on a downward trajectory. Some did wonder, though, whether the minuscule number of people lost was worth reporting and how the U.S. Census Bureau arrived at its estimates.
Cargo traffic at the Port of Baltimore grew 15 percent last year, the greatest increase of any major U.S. port. The public and private terminals moved 37.8 million tons valued at more than $51.4 billion, a 24 percent increase over 2010.
If there has been racial discrimination, subtle or otherwise, the U.S. Justice Department wants to find out, and is investigating possible bias against African-Americans in county police and fire department hiring.
Federal government workers earn 16 percent more than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a report released by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday that is sure to play into the heated debate over federal compensation.
Violence against juveniles has declined significantly in Baltimore in recent years as juvenile arrests have dropped and student graduations increased – a trend that the city schools chief said stills lags behind perceptions of the city's youth.
According to demographers, cities like Baltimore that have experienced population declines can grow again only by embracing foreign-born residents. They say the city should be prepared for the expansion of ethnic enclaves dominated by people from Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The mission is as secret as the agency itself: Maryland's congressional delegation is working quietly to land the FBI headquarters in Prince George's County. Lawmakers have been working behind the scenes to prepare for what will likely become a competition with Virginia for 12,000 federal jobs.
Maryland's adoption statute is silent on same-sex parents, leaving the matter to the discretion of each circuit court judge. Baltimore, according to adoption lawyers, appears to be the only jurisdiction where judges have agreed to treat homosexual couples just like straight couples. Other jurisdictions, attorneys say, are a gamble for would-be parents who are gay.
The U.S. Census Bureau released revised statistics Tuesday about the number of same-sex couples living throughout the country. In August, the agency said Maryland had about 17,000 same-sex couples, based on the 2010 census. The Bureau's revised estimate is roughly 12,500.
About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Statewide, about 10 percent are below the poverty threshold, compared with about 15 percent across the nation.
The number of same-sex couples living in Maryland increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade and more than a quarter of the state's gay couples are raising children, according to 2010 census data released Thursday.
According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the rise in the number of Maryland families led by single fathers in the past decade outpaced the rise in single-mother families for the first time since at least 1970, as far back as the state data is available.
Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the last decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-aged and retiree residents shrank, according to new census figures.