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All About Maryland

Maryland is a favourite vacation seashore destination on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, USA. Ocean City Maryland offers quality family recreation for all. When in Ocean City, Maryland visit the historic building which houses Ocean City history and that of the U. Enjoy a wide variety of Ocean City, Maryland hotels, motels and condo rentals to fit any budget. Ocean City Maryland is a peninsula stretching some 9 miles in length and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bays. It is within a few hours’ drive from New York, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD and Washington DC and its suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.

Maryland ranked 19th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 5,600,388 in 2005, an increase of 5.7% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Maryland’s population grew from 4,781,468 to 5,296,486, an increase of 10.8%. The population is projected to reach 6.2 million by 2015 and 6.7 million by 2025. In 2004 the median age was 36.8. Persons under 18 years old accounted for 25.1% of the population while 11.4% was age 65 or older.

The state’s population doubled between 1940 and 1970 and increased 7.5% between 1970 and 1980. The enormous expansion of the federal government and exodus of people from Washington, DC, to the surrounding suburbs contributed to the rapid growth that made Maryland the 17th most populous state in 1980, with 4,216,446 residents. There was an increase of 13.4% between 1980 and 1990, when Maryland held the 19th ranking, with 4,781,468 people. The population density in 2004 was 572.3 persons per sq. mi, the fifth-highest among the 50 states.

Almost all the growth since World War II has occurred in the four suburban counties around Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Metropolitan Baltimore, embracing Carroll, Howard, Hartford, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore counties, expanded from 2,244,700 to 2,491,254 between 1984 and 2000; the city of Baltimore, on the other hand, declined from 763,570 to 736,000 during the same period, and to an estimated 638,614 in 2002. Baltimore is the state’s only major city; the estimated population in 2004 for the city proper was 636,251. The Baltimore metropolitan area has an estimated population of 2,639,213 in 2004. Several west-central counties belong to the Washington metropolitan area, and Cecil County, in the northeast, is part of metropolitan Wilmington, Delaware.

Maryland Offers some 10 miles of clean sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, a boardwalk stretching some 20 blocks, quality hotels and motels, and vacation rental homes and condos, and is bordered on the West by the inland bays. Located directly on the beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, we offer you the ultimate in comfort and convenience. While the pristine sandy beaches of Ocean City MD are a major enjoyment for visitors, Ocean City also boasts one of the Atlantic Coasts most enjoyable boardwalks, numerous marinas, local professional golf courses, quality restaurants, family amusements, and fishing and boating. Over the last several decades, Ocean City, Maryland has grown from a small seaside fishing village to become one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in the United States.

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