Introduction to Annapolis, Maryland

Founded in the mid-1600s, Annapolis is the capital of the State of Maryland. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

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.


Total Population 38,841
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 20,433
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.9%
Median Earnings25+ $44,971
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,149
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,258


Median Family Income $82,520
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.2%


People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $1,415
Median House Value $383,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.7%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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


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

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
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
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 56,885 $120,240
Dundalk 62,349 $56,699
Glenarden 6,212 $58,222
Highland Beach 110 $140,625
Rock Hall 1,157 $64,808
Upper Marlboro 699 $94,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Annapolis Public Libraries

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Annapolis Hospitals

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(443) 481-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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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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