Demographic Information

Founded in 1649, Annapolis became the capital city of Maryland in 1694 and a principal colonial port. Today, Annapolis is a center for business and government, a popular visitor destination and a recreation boating Mecca. As the home of the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College (the third oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S.), Annapolis is the site of a wide variety of special events and cultural activities.

Annapolis has been designated a “Central City” by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The major components of the local economy are government (State Capital and County Seat), tourism and maritime industries. With an estimated two million visitors annually, Annapolis represents an excellent marketplace for goods and services of all descriptions.

Annapolis is governed by a City Council composed of a Mayor and eight Aldermen. The Mayor is elected at large for a four-year term and serves full time as the chief executive officer of the City. The eight Aldermen are elected for four-year terms to represent eight different geographic areas of the City known as Wards; Aldermen are not restricted as to the number of terms they may serve.

Annapolis is a relatively compact city with 7.2 square miles of land area along with 17 miles of waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Known for its highly desirable quality of life, Annapolis is conveniently located approximately 35 miles from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore with excellent highway systems connecting Annapolis to both cities.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 23 miles from Annapolis.

The Annapolis Department of Public Transportation provides local bus service and shuttle (trolley) service between downtown Annapolis and the “park and ride” at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. The Mass Transit Administration provides daily service from Annapolis to Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and other employment centers.

Water taxis are available every 20-30 minutes seasonally from May to mid-October, seven days a week. Water taxis run from City Dock and private marinas to navigable destinations in the harbor.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Annapolis Demographic Quick Facts

Population, 2011 estimate NA 5,828,289
Population, 2010 38,394 5,773,552
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 7.1% 9.0%
Population, 2000 35,838 5,296,486
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 7.5% 6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 20.8% 23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 13.0% 12.3%
Female persons, percent, 2010 52.2% 51.6%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 60.1% 58.2%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 26.0% 29.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.3% 0.4%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 2.1% 5.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) Z 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 2.6% 2.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 16.8% 8.2%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 53.5% 54.7%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 83.0% 85.9%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 15.6% 13.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 17.4% 15.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 86.8% 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 42.7% 35.7%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 27.6 31.3
Housing units, 2010 17,845 2,378,814
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 54.5% 69.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 39.9% 25.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $425,100 $329,400
Households, 2006-2010 16,133 2,121,047
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.24 2.62
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $41,124 $34,849
Median household income 2006-2010 $70,229 $70,647
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 10.7% 8.6%
Total number of firms, 2007 5,160 528,112
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 19.3%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.6%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 4.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 27.9% 32.6%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 127,570 41,456,097
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 812,513 51,276,797
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 973,610 75,664,186
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $26,506 $13,429
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 230,356 10,758,428
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.18 9,707.24
Persons per square mile, 2010 5,344.4 594.8
FIPS Code 01600 24
Counties Anne Arundel County