The latest Census Bureau data show Baltimore and Baltimore County shrinking modestly last year, while much of the rest of Maryland grew slightly. By itself, the figures are not especially surprising nor alarming, particularly given how the COVID-19 pandemic caused many urban areas to lose population as some people chose to flee the heightened transmission risk of city living and to work virtually. Already, many cities are seeing a reversal of this trend, including the District of Columbia, but not Baltimore.
Latest census data show Maryland needs to grow, but smarter | COMMENTARY
March 31, 2023