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List of municipalities in Maryland


Map of the United States with Maryland highlighted

Maryland is a state located in the Southern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Maryland is the 19th most populous state with 5,773,785 inhabitants and the 9th smallest by land area spanning 9,707.24 square miles (25,141.6 km2) of land. The state is divided into 23 counties and contains 157 incorporated municipalities consisting of citiestowns, or villages. Its municipalities cover only 4.4% of the state's land mass but are home to 26.2% of its population.

Incorporated places in Maryland are self-governing municipalities chartered as cities, towns, or villages by an Act of the Maryland General Assembly or, in some cases, by a referendum. Municipalities are the lowest tier administrative units in the state, and all except Baltimore are also subject to county administration. Despite the designations of city, town, or village, there are no differences in municipal power and authority. There is no official classification of municipal governments and the municipalities are equal under state law. The municipalities themselves decide whether to avail themselves of the specific powers conferred on them by the Maryland Constitution and state code. Since its separation from Baltimore County in 1851, the City of Baltimore functions more as a county than a city under state law since it exercises charter home rule, which empowers the city with broad legislative authority like Maryland's six home rule counties.

The largest municipality by population in Maryland is Baltimore, an independent city, with 620,961 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is Port Tobacco Village with 13 residents. The largest municipality by land area is also Baltimore, which spans 80.94 sq mi (209.6 km2), while Brookview is the smallest at 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2). Many of Maryland's largest population centers (such as ColumbiaGermantownSilver SpringWaldorfGlen Burnie, and Ellicott City) are unincorporated census designated places.

 

  • Largest municipalities in Maryland by population

    Skyline of Baltimore, the largest municipality in Maryland


    Skyline of Rockville, a suburb of Washington, D.C.


    Gaithersburg, a suburb of Washington D.C.


    Downtown Bowie, the fifth largest municipality in Maryland


    Downtown Annapolis, capital and seventh largest city of Maryland

 State capital and county seat

 County seat

List of municipalities in Maryland
Name

Type

County(ies)

Population
(2010)

Population
(2000)

Change

Land area
(2010)

Population density

sq mi

km2

Annapolis

City

Anne Arundel

38,394

35,838

+7.1%

7.18

18.6

5,347.4/sq mi (2,064.6/km2)

Baltimore

City

620,961

651,154

4.6%

80.94

209.6

7,671.9/sq mi (2,962.1/km2)

Barnesville

Town

Montgomery

172

161

+6.8%

0.49

1.3

351.0/sq mi (135.5/km2)

Bel Air

Town

Harford

10,120

10,080

+0.4%

2.93

7.6

3,453.9/sq mi (1,333.6/km2)

Berwyn Heights

Town

Prince George's

3,123

2,942

+6.2%

0.69

1.8

4,526.1/sq mi (1,747.5/km2)

Bladensburg

Town

Prince George's

9,148

7,661

+19.4%

1.00

2.6

9,148.0/sq mi (3,532.1/km2)

Bowie

City

Prince George's

54,727

50,269

+8.9%

18.43

47.7

2,969.5/sq mi (1,146.5/km2)

Brentwood

Town

Prince George's

3,046

2,844

+7.1%

0.38

0.98

8,015.8/sq mi (3,094.9/km2)

Brookeville

Town

Montgomery

134

120

+11.7%

0.12

0.31

1,116.7/sq mi (431.1/km2)

Capitol Heights

Town

Prince George's

4,337

4,138

+4.8%

0.80

2.1

5,421.3/sq mi (2,093.2/km2)

Centreville

Town

Queen Anne's

4,285

1,970

+117.5%

2.45

6.3

1,749.0/sq mi (675.3/km2)

Cheverly

Town

Prince George's

6,173

6,433

4.0%

1.35

3.5

4,572.6/sq mi (1,765.5/km2)

Chevy Chase

Town

Montgomery

2,824

2,726

+3.6%

0.47

1.2

6,008.5/sq mi (2,319.9/km2)

Chevy Chase Section Five

Village

Montgomery

658

641

+2.7%

0.10

0.26

6,580.0/sq mi (2,540.6/km2)

Chevy Chase Section Three

Village

Montgomery

760

773

1.7%

0.12

0.31

6,333.3/sq mi (2,445.3/km2)

Chevy Chase View

Town

Montgomery

920

863

+6.6%

0.28

0.73

3,285.7/sq mi (1,268.6/km2)

Chevy Chase Village

Town

Montgomery

1,953

2,043

4.4%

0.42

1.1

4,650.0/sq mi (1,795.4/km2)

Church Creek

Town

Dorchester

125

85

+47.1%

0.34

0.88

367.6/sq mi (141.9/km2)

College Park

City

Prince George's

30,413

24,657

+23.3%

5.64

14.6

5,392.4/sq mi (2,082.0/km2)

Colmar Manor

Town

Prince George's

1,404

1,257

+11.7%

0.47

1.2

2,987.2/sq mi (1,153.4/km2)

Cottage City

Town

Prince George's

1,305

1,136

+14.9%

0.25

0.65

5,220.0/sq mi (2,015.5/km2)

District Heights

City

Prince George's

5,837

5,958

2.0%

0.93

2.4

6,276.3/sq mi (2,423.3/km2)

Eagle Harbor

Town

Prince George's

63

55

+14.5%

0.12

0.31

525.0/sq mi (202.7/km2)

Edmonston

Town

Prince George's

1,445

959

+50.7%

0.39

1.0

3,705.1/sq mi (1,430.6/km2)

Fairmount Heights

Town

Prince George's

1,494

1,508

0.9%

0.27

0.70

5,533.3/sq mi (2,136.4/km2)

Forest Heights

Town

Prince George's

2,447

2,585

5.3%

0.48

1.2

5,097.9/sq mi (1,968.3/km2)

Gaithersburg

City

Montgomery

59,933

52,613

+13.9%

10.20

26.4

5,875.8/sq mi (2,268.7/km2)

Garrett Park

Town

Montgomery

992

917

+8.2%

0.26

0.67

3,815.4/sq mi (1,473.1/km2)

Glenarden

City

Prince George's

6,000

6,318

5.0%

1.22

3.2

4,918.0/sq mi (1,898.9/km2)

Glen Echo

Town

Montgomery

255

242

+5.4%

0.10

0.26

2,550.0/sq mi (984.6/km2)

Greenbelt

City

Prince George's

23,068

21,456

+7.5%

6.28

16.3

3,673.2/sq mi (1,418.2/km2)

Hagerstown

City

Washington

39,662

36,687

+8.1%

11.79

30.5

3,364.0/sq mi (1,298.9/km2)

Highland Beach

Town

Anne Arundel

96

109

11.9%

0.06

0.16

1,600.0/sq mi (617.8/km2)

Hyattsville

City

Prince George's

17,557

14,733

+19.2%

2.67

6.9

6,575.7/sq mi (2,538.9/km2)

Indian Head

Town

Charles

3,844

3,422

+12.3%

1.23

3.2

3,125.2/sq mi (1,206.6/km2)

Kensington

Town

Montgomery

2,213

1,873

+18.2%

0.48

1.2

4,610.4/sq mi (1,780.1/km2)

Landover Hills

Town

Prince George's

1,687

1,534

+10.0%

0.30

0.78

5,623.3/sq mi (2,171.2/km2)

La Plata

Town

Charles

8,753

6,551

+33.6%

7.40

19.2

1,182.8/sq mi (456.7/km2)

Laurel

City

Prince George's

25,115

19,960

+25.8%

4.30

11.1

5,840.7/sq mi (2,255.1/km2)

Laytonsville

Town

Montgomery

353

277

+27.4%

1.04

2.7

339.4/sq mi (131.1/km2)

Leonardtown

Town

St. Mary's

2,930

1,896

+54.5%

3.18

8.2

921.4/sq mi (355.7/km2)

Martin's Additions

Village

Montgomery

933

875

+6.6%

0.14

0.36

6,664.3/sq mi (2,573.1/km2)

Morningside

Town

Prince George's

2,015

1,295

+55.6%

0.56

1.5

3,598.2/sq mi (1,389.3/km2)

Mount Rainier

City

Prince George's

8,080

8,498

4.9%

0.65

1.7

12,430.8/sq mi (4,799.5/km2)

Myersville

Town

Frederick

1,626

1,382

+17.7%

1.02

2.6

1,594.1/sq mi (615.5/km2)

New Carrollton

City

Prince George's

12,135

12,589

3.6%

1.53

4.0

7,931.4/sq mi (3,062.3/km2)

North Beach

Town

Calvert

1,978

1,880

+5.2%

0.33

0.85

5,993.9/sq mi (2,314.3/km2)

North Brentwood

Town

Prince George's

517

469

+10.2%

0.10

0.26

5,170.0/sq mi (1,996.1/km2)

North Chevy Chase

Village

Montgomery

519

465

+11.6%

0.11

0.28

4,718.2/sq mi (1,821.7/km2)

Poolesville

Town

Montgomery

4,883

5,151

5.2%

3.93

10.2

1,242.5/sq mi (479.7/km2)

Port Tobacco Village

Town

Charles

13

15

13.3%

0.16

0.41

81.3/sq mi (31.4/km2)

Queenstown

Town

Queen Anne's

664

617

+7.6%

1.45

3.8

457.9/sq mi (176.8/km2)

Rising Sun

Town

Cecil

2,781

1,702

+63.4%

1.26

3.3

2,207.1/sq mi (852.2/km2)

Riverdale Park

Town

Prince George's

6,956

6,690

+4.0%

1.65

4.3

4,215.8/sq mi (1,627.7/km2)

Rockville

City

Montgomery

61,209

47,388

+29.2%

13.51

35.0

4,530.6/sq mi (1,749.3/km2)

Seat Pleasant

City

Prince George's

4,542

4,885

7.0%

0.73

1.9

6,221.9/sq mi (2,402.3/km2)

Somerset

Town

Montgomery

1,216

1,124

+8.2%

0.27

0.70

4,503.7/sq mi (1,738.9/km2)

Sudlersville

Town

Queen Anne's

497

391

+27.1%

0.94

2.4

528.7/sq mi (204.1/km2)

Sykesville

Town

Carroll

4,436

4,197

+5.7%

1.58

4.1

2,807.6/sq mi (1,084.0/km2)

Takoma Park

City

Montgomery

16,715

17,299

3.4%

2.08

5.4

8,036.1/sq mi (3,102.7/km2)

University Park

Town

Prince George's

2,548

2,318

+9.9%

0.50

1.3

5,096.0/sq mi (1,967.6/km2)

Upper Marlboro

Town

Prince George's

631

648

2.6%

0.40

1.0

1,577.5/sq mi (609.1/km2)

 

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