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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 2019, Baltimore has a population of 594,601 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> & (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>

Websites for Baltimore ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.baltcountycc.com/

Junior League:   jlbalt.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baltimore had an population of 594,601 people. This is a decrease of 4.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baltimore had a population of 620,961 people.

The population of Baltimore represents 10.76% of the 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 (with a count of 651,154 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Baltimore ...

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

  • Laurel [Prince George's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Baltimore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
  • Sykesville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
    • Sykesville [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Baltimore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville<8>
  • Brooklyn Park [Anne Arundel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Park
    • Brooklyn Park [Anne Arundel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Baltimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park<8>
  • Brooklyn [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn [Baltimore City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Baltimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Curtis Bay [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtis Bay
      • Curtis Bay [Baltimore City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Baltimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtis Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtis Bay
    • Gwynn Oak [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwynn Oak
      • Gwynn Oak [Baltimore City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Baltimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwynn Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwynn Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gwynn Oak<8>
    • Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands
      • Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands [Baltimore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Baltimore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands
    • Oaklee Village [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaklee Village
      • Oaklee Village [Baltimore City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Baltimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaklee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklee Village
    • Arbutus [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbutus
      • Arbutus [Baltimore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Baltimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbutus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbutus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arbutus<8>
    • Arundel Village [Anne Arundel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arundel Village
      • Arundel Village [Anne Arundel County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Baltimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arundel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arundel 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 Baltimore. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baltimore.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baltimore.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baltimore. Our list includes 541 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Baltimore.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Baltimore to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Baltimore was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Baltimore on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baltimore: www.ci.baltimore.md.us/

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

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baltimore.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baltimore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Baltimore, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaltimoreOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baltimore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2947, Longitude: -76.6135    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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