Maryland is the 19th most populous state in the U.S., with a population of over 6 million residents. Baltimore is the most populous city with a population of over 621,000. This is the only city in the state that has a population count that exceeds 100,000. The next most populous city is Frederick, which has a population of just 69,479. Rounding out the top three cities in terms of population is Gaithersburg, which trails Frederick only slightly with a population of 67,456. Annapolis, the state’s capital, ranks seventh with a population of over 39,000. In total, the state has 21 cities with populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.
There is a total of 157 incorporated municipalities that are made up of cities, towns, and villages. These are spread across 23 counties. There are no differences in designations in terms of municipal authority and power. All municipalities are considered equal under Maryland’s law. In terms of population, the least populated area is Port Tobacco Village in Charles County. This town has a population of just 13 people per the 2010 U.S. Census. The smallest municipality that is designated as a city is Crisfield, which is located in Somerset County. At the time of the 2010 Census, this city had just 2,726 residents.
Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland, with a population of 563,455 in 2023.
Aberdeen is the fastest growing city in Maryland over the past 3 years, having grown 4.07% annually since 2020.
There are 157 cities in Maryland.
The 10 largest cities in Maryland are: Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bowie, Hagerstown, Annapolis, College Park, Salisbury and Laurel.