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Welcome to Annapolis ...

The coastal city of Annapolis is located in Anne Arundel County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Maryland.

When the people of Annapolis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Annapolitan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Annapolis has a population of 39,223 people<3> (see below for details).

Annapolis was established in 1649.

The community of Annapolis is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Annapolis lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Annapolis: (410), (443)<5> & (667)

The ZIP codes for Annapolis: 21401-21405, 21411-21412<6>

Websites for Annapolis ...

Official Website:   www.ci.annapolis.md.us/

Junior League:   www.jlannapolis.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Annapolis had an population of 39,223 people. This is an increase of 2.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Annapolis had a population of 38,394 people (which is 7.14% of the total population of Anne Arundel County). This makes Annapolis the county's most populous community.

The population of Annapolis represents 0.66% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,394 people, the population of Annapolis increased 7.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,838 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Annapolis.

Adding Annapolis to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Annapolis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Annapolis elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Annapolis on a Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Annapolis on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Annapolis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Annapolis - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Annapolis.

Communities near Annapolis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Annapolis.

  • Bowie [Prince George's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Annapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<8>
  • Glenarden [Prince George's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenarden
    • Glenarden [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Annapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenarden have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenarden
  • North Beach [Calvert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Beach
    • North Beach [Calvert County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Annapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,039 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Beach<8>
  • Rock Hall [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hall
    • Rock Hall [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Annapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hall<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Michaels [Talbot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Michaels
      • Saint Michaels [Talbot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Annapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Michaels have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Michaels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Michaels<8>
    • Queenstown [Queen Anne's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
      • Queenstown [Queen Anne's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Annapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
    • Upper Marlboro [Prince George's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Marlboro
      • Upper Marlboro [Prince George's County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Annapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Marlboro have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Marlboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Marlboro<8>
    • Bellerive Village [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellerive Village
      • Bellerive Village [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Annapolis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellerive Village have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellerive Village
    • Dorado Village [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorado Village
      • Dorado Village [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Annapolis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorado Village
    • Kimberly Woods Village [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly Woods Village
      • Kimberly Woods Village [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Annapolis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly Woods Village have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly Woods Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Annapolis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Annapolis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Annapolis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Annapolis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Annapolis. Our list includes 60 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Annapolis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Annapolis ...

Looking for more information about Annapolis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Annapolis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Annapolis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Maryland

About Anne Arundel County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Annapolis: www.ci.annapolis.md.us/

The official website for Anne Arundel County: www.co.anne-arundel.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Anne Arundel, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Annapolis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Annapolis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Annapolis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Annapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Annapolis, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Annapolis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Annapolis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Annapolis includes: 21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21411 & 21412.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Annapolis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Annapolis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Annapolis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annapolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9787, Longitude: -76.4915    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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