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Welcome to Annapolis ...

The coastal city of Annapolis is located in Anne Arundel County. 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<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Annapolis has a population of 39,418 people<2> (see below for details).

Annapolis was established in 1649.

The community of Annapolis is near sea level<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Annapolis: (410), (443)<4> & (667).

The ZIP codes for Annapolis: 21401-21405, 21411-21412<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Annapolis had a population of 38,394 people (or 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 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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Annapolis had an population of 39,418 people. This is an increase of 2.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.99% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Annapolis ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Annapolis and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<6>.

Community   2016
Arnold   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bowie   [Map]   58,393   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chesapeake Beach   [Map]   5,911   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Glenarden   [Map]   6,178   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lusby Crossroads   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Beach   [Map]   2,019   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Annapolis.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Annapolis. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Annapolis. Our list includes 60 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Annapolis:

Websites for Annapolis ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Annapolis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Annapolis.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Annapolis. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Anne Arundel County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Annapolis.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Annapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Annapolis, area code (443, 667) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Annapolis.

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<5>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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Annapolis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Annapolis) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annapolis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9705, Longitude: -76.5039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Annapolis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Annapolis.