Profile: Baltimore, Maryland

It's Baltimore 101—statistics, history and more.
By: Christianna McCausland
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Population: 2.6 million (metro area)

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

Major Airport: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

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Companies with a major presence in Baltimore include Black & Decker.

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Companies with a major presence in Baltimore include Black & Decker.

Companies with a Major Presence: Black and Decker, McCormick, Severstal Steel, Lockheed Martin, T Rowe Price, Solo Cup Co., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Franklin Square Hospital Center, CareFirst Inc., Erickson Retirement Communities

Most of what the nation knows about Baltimore they’ve learned from watching The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Streets. While there is some truth to this gritty fiction, there is more to Baltimore. Maryland’s largest city is home to diverse ethnic groups, and it’s quirky enough to have a pro football team named after an avian character from a 19th-century poem. This is the Baltimore embraced in films by hometown boys John Waters (Hairspray) and Barry Levinson (Diner). While Baltimore may be the city that industry built -- the city was once home to the largest steel mill in the world -- now it is a hub for technology and health care with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University as the city’s largest employers.

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