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Welcome to Baltimore ...

When the people of Baltimore refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Baltimorean<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Baltimore has a population of 611,648 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Baltimore was established in 1729.

Baltimore is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Baltimore: (410), (443)<4> and (667)

The ZIP codes for Baltimore: 21201-21203, 21205-21206, 21209-21218, 21223-21224, 21229-21231, 21233, 21235, 21239-21241, 21250-21252, 21263-21265, 21268, 21270, 21273-21275, 21278-21285, 21287-21290, 21297-21298<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baltimore had a population of 620,961 people (which is 100% of the total population of Baltimore City). This makes Baltimore the county's most populous community.

The population of Baltimore represents 10.76% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 620,961 people, the population of Baltimore decreased 4.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 651,154 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Baltimore had an population of 611,648 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.07% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Baltimore ...

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

Community   2017
Arbutus   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Arundel Village   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Curtis Bay   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gwynn Oak   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Baltimore.

Communities Also Named Baltimore ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Baltimore - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Tennessee and Vermont.

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

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 Baltimore. 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 Baltimore. 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 Baltimore. Our list includes 541 papers.

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

Websites for Baltimore ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baltimore ...

Looking for more information about Baltimore? 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 Baltimore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baltimore.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maryland

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baltimore:

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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore.

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

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<4>Of the area codes for Baltimore, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.

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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 Baltimore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baltimore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Baltimore includes: 21201, 21202, 21205, 21209, 21210, 21211, 21212, 21213, 21214, 21215, 21216, 21217, 21223, 21229, 21230, 21233, 21235, 21239, 21240, 21250, 21251, 21263, 21264, 21268, 21270, 21273, 21274, 21278, 21279, 21280, 21281, 21282, 21283, 21284, 21287, 21288, 21289, 21297 & 21298.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Baltimore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baltimore) 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 Baltimore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baltimore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baltimore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2947, Longitude: -76.6135     [Map].

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