Maryland Population, Area, and Density
The population of Maryland is 5,976,407 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Maryland is ranked number 19 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 3.7% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Maryland is 12,405.8 square miles. There state is 78.3% land and 21.8% water. The population density in Maryland is 615.7 people per square mile (10th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 5,976,407 people ÷ 9,707.4 sq mi
Population Density = 615.7 people per sq mile
|Population||5,976,407 (19th out of 56)||5,773,552 (19th out of 56)||5,296,486 (19th out of 56)|
|Difference||3.7% above avg||3.3% above avg||3.8% above avg|
|Total Area||12,405.8 mi2||32,131 km2||7,939,731 acres||(42nd out of 56)|
|Land Area||9,707.4 mi2||25,142 km2||6,212,714 acres||(78.3%)|
|Water Area||2,698.9 mi2||6,990 km2||1,727,264 acres||(21.8%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||615.7 (10th out of 56)||594.8 (10th out of 56)||545.6 (10th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||41.6% above avg||43.1% above avg||37.0% above avg|