The 2011 Maryland Statistical Handbook is a Maryland Department of Planning Publication that will be of use to anyone who needs information about immigration, crime statistics, population change and density, and more in Maryland and in each of the state’s jurisdictions. The Handbook is a great resource for seeing plainly which parts of the state are succeeding in different vital areas, and how that has changed over the past year and since 2000.
For example, if you are interested in what jurisdictions have seen the steepest rise in per capita income in recent years, the Handbook has year by year statistics for each county and a helpful bar graph showing percentage increases in each of the counties since 2005. One can do the same for the median residential sale price since the recession began. If you are an activist in Maryland who is interested in building a narrative about how the state has changed in recent years, the Maryland Statistical Handbook will almost certainly be of use to you.
Luckily, the Handbook is now available online through Sharesnack and is simple to navigate. It’s easy to zoom in on large tables and to download a .pdf of each section for easy offline use. For more information on the Handbook or to inquire about a paper copy contact:
Maryland State Data Center
Maryland Department of Planning
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201