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Overview

Introduction to Annapolis, Maryland

Founded in the mid-1600s, Annapolis is the capital of the State of Maryland. Annapolis is a small city with a population of slightly over 36,000 people. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, which is home to eight million million people according to U.S. Census Bureau Estimates.

Annapolis is located near the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, on the Severn River. It is approximately 40 minutes southeast of Baltimore, Maryland, and 40 minutes northeast of Washington DC. While there are no Fortune 1000 companies located in Annapolis, nearby Baltimore and Washington DC are home to almost 10 Fortune 1000 company headquarters. Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy.

Annapolis enjoys a temperate climate characterized by hot summers and cool/cold winters. July is the warmest month of the year with average daily temperatures in the high eighties (degrees Fahrenheit). January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Annapolis Arts and Entertainment

Annapolis has many arts and entertainment offerings of its own, as well as providing easy access to the rich cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Baltimore, and Washington DC. Some of the more significant attractions in Annapolis include:

  • The Annapolis Chorale
  • The Annapolis Maritime Museum
  • The Annapolis Opera
  • The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
  • The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • The Ballet Theatre of Maryland
  • The Bay Theatre Company
  • The Colonial Players of Annapolis
  • The Maryland State Archives
  • The Old Treasury Building

For the sports minded, Annapolis residents have easy access to all of the professional sports offerings of nearby Baltimore and Washington DC, which includes: Major League Baseball's (MLB) Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, Major League Soccer's (MLS) D.C. United, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Washington Wizards, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Washington Capitals, the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, and the United Soccer League's (USL) W-League Washington Freedom.

People

Total Population 38,599
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 20,413
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.7%
Median Earnings25+ $48,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,353
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,642

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,156
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,402
Median House Value $374,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.5%
Irish 13.9%

Annapolis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Baltimore, Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Standard Zip Codes 21401, 21402, 21403, 21405
P.O. Box Zip Codes 21404
Company Zip Codes 21411, 21412
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.978
Longitude -76.492

Annapolis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANNAPOLIS POLICE BRKS
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AP
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Annapolis, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eastport (21403)

Sherwood Forest (21405)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowie 56,335 $118,787
Dundalk 62,186 $56,845
Glenarden 6,145 $55,066
Highland Beach 103 $136,875
Rock Hall 1,377 $68,571
Upper Marlboro 646 $98,333

Annapolis Public Libraries

Library
Pl Of Annapolis And Anne Arundel County, Inc.
5 HARRY S. TRUMAN PARKWAY
Annapolis, Maryland
(410) 222-7371
Library Web Site

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Annapolis Hospitals

ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2001 MEDICAL PARKWAY
(443) 481-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Annapolis High Schools

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BROADNECK SENIOR HIGH
1265 GREEN HOLLY DR
410-757-1300
Serves 2,183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

ANNAPOLIS SR. HIGH
2700 RIVA RD
410-266-5240
Serves 1,683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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Historic Annapolis

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Peggy Stuart's i.e. Stewart house c1905.

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Peggy Stuart's i.e. Stewart house c1905.

The Brice residence c1903.

Carvel Hall Hotel (old Paca mansion) c1903.

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