The city is named after The 2nd Baron Baltimore,[21] an Anglo-Irish member of the Irish House of Lords and founding proprietor of the Province of Maryland. In Baltimore, 23.7% of the population lived below the poverty line, compared to 13.5% nationwide. [108], Northwestern is bounded by the county line to the north and west, Gwynns Falls Parkway on the south and Pimlico Road on the east, is home to Pimlico Race Course, Sinai Hospital, and the headquarters of the NAACP. The life expectancy in Downtown/Seton Hill was comparable to that of Yemen. Listed on the Pabst website as a "Fun Fact", Colt 45 was named after running back #45 Jerry Hill of the 1963 Baltimore Colts and not the .45 caliber handgun ammunition round. Baltimore acquired its moniker "The Monumental City" after an 1827 visit to Baltimore by President John Quincy Adams. Prior to Pugh's official resignation, Young was the president of the Baltimore City Council and had been the acting mayor since April 2. Overall reported crime has dropped by 60% from the mid 1990s to the mid 2010s, but homicide rates remain high and exceed the national average. The city's elevation ranges from sea level at the harbor to 480 feet (150 m) in the northwest corner near Pimlico.[6]. Its assets and player contracts purchased by an ownership team headed by Baltimore businessman Carroll Rosenbloom, who moved the team to Baltimore, establishing a new team also named the Baltimore Colts. The city of Baltimore is protected by the over 1,800 professional firefighters of the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD), which was founded in December 1858 and began operating the following year. Currently under design, the top of the pier will become a constructed tidal wetland. [15] During the Pratt Street Riot of 1861, the city was the site of some of the earliest violence associated with the American Civil War. Its neighborhoods are mostly residential and are dissected by Northern Parkway. "Sector Baltimore" is responsible for commanding law enforcement and search & rescue units as well as aids to navigation. Along the York Road corridor going north are the large neighborhoods of Charles Village, Waverly, and Mount Washington. These were added to the National Register between 1969 and 1971, soon after historic preservation legislation was passed. [107][108] The northern portion of Central Baltimore, between downtown and the Druid Hill Park, is home to many of the city's cultural opportunities. The Phoenix Shot Tower (1828), at 234.25 feet (71.40 m) tall, was the tallest building in the United States until the time of the Civil War, and is one of few remaining structures of its kind. Hatfield in 1851, was the city's first iron-front building and was a model for a whole generation of downtown buildings. Tornado activity: Baltimore-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average.It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.. On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); site aims to give most accurate population of USA states and its city in 2019. [125][126], Southwest Baltimore is bound by the Baltimore County line to the west, West Baltimore Street to the north, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Russell Street/Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Maryland Route 295) to the east. There is also the Herring Run Trail, which runs from Harford Road east to its end beyond Sinclair Lane, utilizing Herring Run Park; long-term plans also call for its extension to Morgan State University and north to points beyond. [131][132] In late summer and early autumn the track of hurricanes or their remnants may cause flooding in downtown Baltimore, despite the city being far removed from the typical coastal storm surge areas.[133]. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. Since 1950, when the National Weather Service switched to using the suburban and generally much cooler BWI Airport as the official Baltimore climatology station, this extreme has repeated three times: January 29, 1963, Temperature, precipitation normals are recorded at. The Baltimore Council passed the ordinance, and it became law on December 20, 1910, with Democratic Mayor J. Barry Mahool's signature. The Baltimore Brigade were an Arena Football League team based in Baltimore that from 2017 to 2019 played at Royal Farms Arena. [118], Southeast Baltimore, located below Fayette Street, bordering the Inner Harbor and the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River to the west, the city line of 1919 on its eastern boundaries and the Patapsco River to the south, is a mixed industrial and residential area. [138][139] On average, 100 °F (38 °C)+ temperatures occur on 0.9 days annually, 90 °F (32 °C)+ on 37 days, and there are 10 days where the high fails to reach the freezing mark. Baltimore Population 2019 – 622,455.2 Million (estimated). A planned section from what is now its southern terminus to I-95 was abandoned. [256][257] Among them are: The city's public schools are managed by Baltimore City Public Schools and include schools that have been well known in the area: Carver Vocational-Technical High School, the first African American vocational high school and center that was established in the state of Maryland; Digital Harbor High School, one of the secondary schools that emphasizes information technology; Lake Clifton Eastern High School, which is the largest school campus in Baltimore City of physical size; the historic Frederick Douglass High School, which is the second oldest African American high school in the United States;[259] Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the country;[260] and Western High School, the oldest public all-girls school in the nation. Baltimore's Penn Station is one of the busiest in the country. As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.802 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country. Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland. In five of the next eight months, killings topped 30–40 per month. This year’s census figures show another population decline of 1.2 percent to just over 600,000 residents and no signs of stopping. miles Population Density: 6,749.90 people per sq. Public order was not restored until April 12, 1968. [25] One Paleo-Indian site and several Archaic period and Woodland period archaeological sites have been identified in Baltimore, including four from the Late Woodland period. 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[166], In 2009, the median household income was $42,241 and the median income per capita was $25,707, compared to the national median income of $53,889 per household and $28,930 per capita. [236] Pugh took a leave of absence in April 2019 due to health concerns, then officially resigned from office on May 2. [240], Sheila Dixon became the first female mayor of Baltimore on January 17, 2007. State routes in the city also travel along surface streets, with the exception of Maryland Route 295, which carries the Baltimore–Washington Parkway. It is now the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater. Further inland, Mount Vernon is the traditional center of cultural and artistic life of the city; it is home to a distinctive Washington Monument, set atop a hill in a 19th-century urban square, that predates the more well-known monument in Washington, D.C. by several decades. 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The city is also located on the fall line between the Piedmont Plateau and the Atlantic coastal plain, which divides Baltimore into "lower city" and "upper city". [270], Baltimore also has a water taxi service, operated by Baltimore Water Taxi. [281], After Baltimore's founding, mills were built behind the wharves. Baltimore saw the first casualties of the war on April 19, 1861, when Union Soldiers en route from the President Street Station to Camden Yards clashed with a secessionist mob in the Pratt Street riot. Thus, in the northern and western suburbs, winter snowfall is more significant, and some areas average more than 30 in (76 cm) of snow per winter. A month later, Dixon made an Alford plea to a perjury charge and agreed to resign from office; Maryland, like most states, does not allow convicted felons to hold office. The major of Baltimore has actually gone for Hispanic migration, which is all around filling in as immigrants are one of the purposes behind the growth of the city, which was less than 1%. Most were minor league or semi-professional teams. To find out the correct numbers in terms of the population of Baltimore in 2019, we have to get the population data of the last 5 years. [124] Local organizations, such as the Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and the Upton Planning Committee, have been steadily transforming parts of formerly blighted areas of West Baltimore into clean, safe communities. Baltimore also has a significant German American population,[206] and was the second largest port of immigration to the United States, behind Ellis Island in New York and New Jersey. At an evening function, Adams gave the following toast: "Baltimore: the Monumental City—May the days of her safety be as prosperous and happy, as the days of her dangers have been trying and triumphant. The athletic equipment company Under Armour is also based out of Baltimore. [36], The colonial General Assembly of Maryland created the Port of Baltimore at old Whetstone Point (now Locust Point) in 1706 for the tobacco trade. Close to 4% (21,661) spoke Spanish. Baltimore's 344 homicides in 2015 represented the highest homicide rate in the city's recorded history—52.5 per 100,000 people, surpassing the record set in 1993—and the second-highest for U.S. cities behind St. Louis and ahead of Detroit. The Maryland State Boychoir is located in the northeastern Baltimore neighborhood of Mayfield. [214] Lexington Market is one of the longest-running markets in the world and longest running in the country, having been around since 1782. [273], In June 2017, The BaltimoreLink started operating; it is the redesign of the region's initial bus system. They really need to make sure they count every last denizen of Charm City because they are steadily bleeding off their population (both literally and figuratively) to the point where the problem is too great to ignore. [212] The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is the first African American wax museum in the country, featuring more than 150 life-size and lifelike wax figures. Baltimore is located about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Washington, D… As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.802 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country. For most governmental purposes under Maryland law, Baltimore City is treated as a county-level entity. Strikers clashed with the National Guard, leaving 10 dead and 25 wounded. [18] Nearly one third of the city's buildings (over 65,000) are designated as historic in the National Register, which is more than any other U.S. It was sold by its Baltimore owners in 1986 to the Times Mirror Company,[300] which was bought by the Tribune Company in 2000. [107], The University of Maryland, Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Lexington Market are also in the central district, as well as the Hippodrome and many nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shopping centers and various other attractions. Scope: population of Maryland and Baltimore -20% 0% +20% % ref. [268] A proposed rail line, known as the Red Line, which would link the Social Security Administration to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and perhaps the Canton and Dundalk communities, was cancelled as of June 2015[update] by Governor Larry Hogan; a proposal to extend Baltimore's existing subway line to Morgan State University, known as the Green Line, is in the planning stages. The city is home to the Johns Hopkins Hospital. [85], Baltimore is in north-central Maryland on the Patapsco River close to where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. [208] The Natty Boh logo appears on all cans, bottles, and packaging; and merchandise featuring him can still easily be found in shops in Maryland, including several in Fells Point. Baltimore is the largest independent city in the country and was designated as such by the Constitution of Maryland[10] in 1851. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including New Year's Eve and July 4 celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America's largest free arts festival, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2014, total cargo moving through the port totaled 29.5 million tons, down from 30.3 million tons in 2013. The median sale price for homes in Baltimore in 2012 was $95,000. [108], St. Agnes Hospital on Wilkens and Caton[108] avenues is located in this district with the neighboring Cardinal Gibbons High School, which is the former site of Babe Ruth's alma mater, St. Mary's Industrial School. Mr. Trash Wheel is a permanent water wheel trash interceptor to clean up the city's polluted Inner Harbor. The Little Italy neighborhood's biggest draw is the food. Officially, seasonal snowfall accumulation has ranged from 0.7 in (1.8 cm) in 1949–50 to 77.0 in (196 cm) in 2009–10. These projects include the Blue Alleys project, expanded street sweeping, and stream restoration. Many of Baltimore's neighborhoods have rich histories: the city is home to some of the earliest National Register Historic Districts in the nation, including Fell's Point, Federal Hill, and Mount Vernon. But What Was It in the First Place? [60] The Baltimore segregation ordinance was the first of its kind in the United States. This is the last Civil War vessel above water. Baltimore suffered one of the worst riots of the antebellum South in 1835, when bad investments led to the Baltimore bank riot. [62] A state constitutional amendment, approved in 1948, required a special vote of the citizens in any proposed annexation area, effectively preventing any future expansion of the city's boundaries. 11.4% are Catholic and 11.1% are of various Christian faiths. In 2014, the city hosted 24.5 million visitors, who spent $5.2 billion. Baltimore as a city has more number of public landmarks per capital when contrasted with some other city in the country and is home to a section of the earliest National Register noteworthy locales in the United States. The worst years for crime in Baltimore overall were from 1993 to 1996; with 96,243 crimes reported in 1995. [293][294][295] The planned new Water Wheel was inaugurated in December 2016, and dubbed "Professor Trash Wheel". The NEC's northern approach is the 1873 Union Tunnel, which has one single-track bore and one double-track bore. [211] The American Visionary Art Museum has been designated by Congress as America's national museum for visionary art. Baltimore has shrunk 8.5% since the year 2000. Figure 3 compares the population change from 2010 to 2018 and we can see Baltimore, Maryland reveals a decline of 6,261 (1%). Camden Yards, along with the National Aquarium, have helped revive the Inner Harbor from what once was an industrial district full of dilapidated warehouses into a bustling commercial district full of bars, restaurants and retail establishments. Governor Ehrlich participated in naming the port after Helen Delich Bentley during the 300th anniversary of the port. “I have made boosting Baltimore’s completion rate for the 2020 Census a top priority for my administration,” the Democrat said. 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