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Baltimore is an independent city located in the U.S. State of Maryland. As of 2000, the population is 651,154. It is the largest city in Maryland, named after the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony, Lord Baltimore.

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History Baltimore's harbor is the location of Fort McHenry, which came under attack by British forces in the War of 1812 and whose defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," which furnishes the lyrics to the United States national anthem.

Baltimore became an independent city in 1851, being detached from Baltimore County at that time.

A fire in the city on February 7, 1904 destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

Law and Government Baltimore is an independent city; in other words, not part of any county.

Mayor or City Executive

The current Mayor of Baltimore is Martin O'Malley.

A full list:

  1. James Calhoun 1794-1804
  2. Thorowgood Smith 1804-1808
  3. Edward Johnson 1808-1816
  4. George Stiles 1816-1819
  5. Edward Johnson 1819-1820
  6. John Montgomery 1820-1822
  7. Edward Johnson 1822-1824
  8. John Montgomery 1824-1826
  9. Jacob Small 1826-1831
  10. William Steuart 1831-1832
  11. Jesse Hunt 1832-1835
  12. Samuel Smith 1835-1838
  13. Sheppard C. Leakin 1838-1840
  14. Samuel Brady 1840-1842
  15. Solomon Hillen, Jr. 1842-1843
  16. James O. Law 1843-1844
  17. Jacob G. Davies 1844-1848
  18. Elijah Stansbury, Jr. 1848-1850
  19. John Hanson Thomas Jerome 1850-1852
  20. John Smith Hollins 1852-1854
  21. Samuel Hinks 1854-1856
  22. Thomas Swann 1856-1860
  23. George William Brown 1860-1861
  24. John C. Blackburn 1861-1862
  25. John Lee Chapman 1862-1867
  26. Robert T. Banks 1867-1871
  27. Joshua Van Sant 1871-1875
  28. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe 1875-1877
  29. George Proctor Kane 1877-1878
  30. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe 1878-1881
  31. William Pinkney Whyte 1881-1883
  32. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe 1883-1885
  33. James Hodges 1885-1887
  34. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe 1887-1889
  35. Robert C. Davidson 1889-1891
  36. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe 1891-1895
  37. Alcaeus Hooper 1895-1897
  38. William T. Malster 1897-1899
  39. Thomas Gordon Hayes 1899-1903
  40. Robert M. McLane 1903-1904
  41. E. Clay Timanus 1904-1907
  42. J. Barry Mahool 1907-1911
  43. James H. Preston 1911-1919
  44. William Frederick Broening 1919-1923
  45. Howard W. Jackson 1923-1927
  46. William Frederick Broening 1927-1931
  47. Howard W. Jackson 1931-1943
  48. Theodore R. McKeldin 1943-1947
  49. Thomas L. J. D'Alessandro, Jr. 1947-1959
  50. J. Harold Grady 1959-1962
  51. Philip H. Goodman 1962-1963
  52. Theodore R. McKeldin 1963-1967
  53. Thomas L. J. D'Alessandro III 1967-1971
  54. William Donald Schaefer 1971-1987
  55. Clarence H. Burns 1987
  56. Kurt L. Schmoke 1987-1999
  57. Martin O'Malley 1999-

Geography Baltimore is in the north central part of the state of Maryland, on the Patapsco River[?].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 238.5 km² (92.1 mi²). 209.3 km² (80.8 mi²) of it is land and 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.24% water.

Demographics In the 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses of the United States of America, Baltimore was the second largest city in population. It has been among the top 10 cities in population in the U. S. in every census up to the 1980 census.

As of the census of 2000, there are 651,154 people, 257,996 households, and 147,057 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,111.5/km² (8,058.4/mi²). There are 300,477 housing units at an average density of 1,435.8/km² (3,718.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 31.63% White, 64.34% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 257,996 households out of which 25.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% are married couples living together, 25.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% are non-families. 34.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,078, and the median income for a family is $35,438. Males have a median income of $31,767 versus $26,832 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,978. 22.9% of the population and 18.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 30.6% are under the age of 18 and 18.0% are 65 or older.

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Baltimore is also the name of a song recorded in 1979 by singer/songwriter Tori Amos (then known by her birth name of Myra Ellen.) Pressed on just 500 7" vinyl records, it was given a citation by the mayor of Baltimore. As of the year 2002, a copy of this record complete with original sleeve sells for anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000.



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