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Month: November 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Poverty Rate in Baltimore Below National Level

An estimated 10.6% of residents in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than the national poverty rate of 14.7% and a larger share than the state’s poverty rate of 9.7%. Baltimore has the second lowest poverty rate of any Maryland metro area. A high school education can mean the […]

Life Expectancy in Baltimore Lower Than Nation

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD metro area, the average life expectancy is 77.7 years old, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Maryland, life […]

Maryland is America’s 8th Best State to Live In

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more objective socioeconomic factors also contribute to life satisfaction. It is such quantitative measures that can help assess the broader quality of life in a given […]

Why Students in Maryland Graduate College With Less Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Allegis Group, Inc. is the Largest Private Company in Maryland

Going public is often regarded as the final step in a private company’s growth. While a public offering streamlines fund-raising activities and offers many other advantages, many owners prefer to keep control of their companies. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from company data reviewer PrivCo to identify the largest company in each state. Based on […]

California-Lexington Park is the Drunkest City in Maryland

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Why Commutes are Longer in Baltimore

The average resident of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area spends 30.6 minutes commuting to work, longer than the national average of 26.4 minutes and shorter than the statewide average of 32.6 minutes. Baltimore residents have the longest commute of any metro area in Maryland. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the distance […]

Baltimore Residents Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 15.3% of adults in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and higher than the 14.6% statewide smoking rate. Baltimore‚Äôs smoking rate is the second lowest in Maryland. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. […]

Violent Crime in Maryland Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why Baltimore Has the 4th Highest Robbery Rate

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

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