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Baltimore Residents More Obese Than the Average American

The obesity epidemic is one the most serious health problems in America today. The incidence of obesity has more than tripled since 1980 among children aged 2 to 19 years and has increased substantially among the rest of the population. Today, 27.0% of adults are obese. In the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area, 29.0% of adults are […]

Baltimore Residents Lead More Sedentary Lives Than Adults Nationwide

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week, as well as two or more sessions of muscle strengthening activities. However, a large share of Americans do not exercise at all outside of getting up and going to work, and that share has […]

Why Maryland is Healthier Than Most States

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Maryland Managed Better Than Most States

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and these decisions can sometimes take years to have an impact. Aware of these inherent challenges, 24/7 Wall St. has for seven straight years reviewed the […]

Why Owning a Home is More Common in Baltimore

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area, 65.6% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate, but the lowest of any metro area in Maryland. Young Americans are far […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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