List of municipalities in Maryland

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.[1] The state is divided into 23 counties and contains 157 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, or villages.[2] Its municipalities cover only 4.4% of the state's land mass but are home to 26.2% of its population.[1]

Incorporated places in Maryland—except Baltimore, which was chartered by the state Constitution—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.[lower-alpha 1] 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.[4] There is no official classification of municipal governments and the municipalities are equal under state law.[4] The municipalities themselves decide whether to avail themselves of the specific powers conferred on them by the Maryland Constitution and state code.[4] 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 similar to Maryland's six home rule counties.[5]

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.[1] 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).[1] Many of Maryland's largest population centers (such as Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Dundalk and Bethesda) are unincorporated census designated places.[1]

List of municipalities

State capital and county seat

County seat

List of municipalities in Maryland
Name Type[1] County(ies)[1] Population
(2010)[1]
Population
(2000)[1]
Change Land area
(2010)[1]
Population density
sq mi km2
Aberdeen CityHarford14,959 13,842 +8.1%6.80 17.62,199.9/sq mi (849.4/km2)
Accident TownGarrett325 353 −7.9%0.49 1.3663.3/sq mi (256.1/km2)
Annapolis CityAnne Arundel38,394 35,838 +7.1%7.18 18.65,347.4/sq mi (2,064.6/km2)
BaltimoreCity620,961 651,154 −4.6%80.94 209.67,671.9/sq mi (2,962.1/km2)
BarclayTownQueen Anne's120 143 −16.1%0.16 0.41750.0/sq mi (289.6/km2)
BarnesvilleTownMontgomery172 161 +6.8%0.49 1.3351.0/sq mi (135.5/km2)
BartonTownAllegany457 478 −4.4%0.22 0.572,077.3/sq mi (802.0/km2)
Bel AirTownHarford10,120 10,080 +0.4%2.93 7.63,453.9/sq mi (1,333.6/km2)
BerlinTownWorcester4,485 3,491 +28.5%3.15 8.21,423.8/sq mi (549.7/km2)
Berwyn HeightsTownPrince George's3,123 2,942 +6.2%0.69 1.84,526.1/sq mi (1,747.5/km2)
BettertonTownKent345 376 −8.2%0.99 2.6348.5/sq mi (134.6/km2)
BladensburgTownPrince George's9,148 7,661 +19.4%1.00 2.69,148.0/sq mi (3,532.1/km2)
BoonsboroTownWashington3,336 2,803 +19.0%2.90 7.51,150.3/sq mi (444.2/km2)
BowieCityPrince George's54,727 50,269 +8.9%18.43 47.72,969.5/sq mi (1,146.5/km2)
BrentwoodTownPrince George's3,046 2,844 +7.1%0.38 0.988,015.8/sq mi (3,094.9/km2)
BrookevilleTownMontgomery134 120 +11.7%0.12 0.311,116.7/sq mi (431.1/km2)
BrookviewTownDorchester60 65 −7.7%0.04 0.101,500.0/sq mi (579.2/km2)
BrunswickCityFrederick5,870 4,894 +19.9%3.26 8.41,800.6/sq mi (695.2/km2)
BurkittsvilleTownFrederick151 171 −11.7%0.45 1.2335.6/sq mi (129.6/km2)
CambridgeCityDorchester12,326 10,911 +13.0%10.34 26.81,192.1/sq mi (460.3/km2)
Capitol HeightsTownPrince George's4,337 4,138 +4.8%0.80 2.15,421.3/sq mi (2,093.2/km2)
CeciltonTownCecil663 474 +39.9%0.46 1.21,441.3/sq mi (556.5/km2)
CentrevilleTownQueen Anne's4,285 1,970 +117.5%2.45 6.31,749.0/sq mi (675.3/km2)
CharlestownTownCecil1,183 1,019 +16.1%1.19 3.1994.1/sq mi (383.8/km2)
Chesapeake BeachTownCalvert5,753 3,180 +80.9%2.71 7.02,122.9/sq mi (819.6/km2)
Chesapeake CityTownCecil673 787 −14.5%0.50 1.31,346.0/sq mi (519.7/km2)
ChestertownTownKent5,252 4,746 +10.7%2.60 6.72,020.0/sq mi (779.9/km2)
CheverlyTownPrince George's6,173 6,433 −4.0%1.35 3.54,572.6/sq mi (1,765.5/km2)
Chevy ChaseTownMontgomery2,824 2,726 +3.6%0.47 1.26,008.5/sq mi (2,319.9/km2)
Chevy Chase Section FiveVillageMontgomery658 641 +2.7%0.10 0.266,580.0/sq mi (2,540.6/km2)
Chevy Chase Section ThreeVillageMontgomery760 773 −1.7%0.12 0.316,333.3/sq mi (2,445.3/km2)
Chevy Chase ViewTownMontgomery920 863 +6.6%0.28 0.733,285.7/sq mi (1,268.6/km2)
Chevy Chase VillageTownMontgomery1,953 2,043 −4.4%0.42 1.14,650.0/sq mi (1,795.4/km2)
Church CreekTownDorchester125 85 +47.1%0.34 0.88367.6/sq mi (141.9/km2)
Church HillTownQueen Anne's745 530 +40.6%0.71 1.81,049.3/sq mi (405.1/km2)
Clear SpringTownWashington358 455 −21.3%0.11 0.283,254.5/sq mi (1,256.6/km2)
College ParkCityPrince George's30,413 24,657 +23.3%5.64 14.65,392.4/sq mi (2,082.0/km2)
Colmar ManorTownPrince George's1,404 1,257 +11.7%0.47 1.22,987.2/sq mi (1,153.4/km2)
Cottage CityTownPrince George's1,305 1,136 +14.9%0.25 0.655,220.0/sq mi (2,015.5/km2)
CrisfieldCitySomerset2,726 2,723 +0.1%1.62 4.21,682.7/sq mi (649.7/km2)
CumberlandCityAllegany20,859 21,518 −3.1%10.08 26.12,069.3/sq mi (799.0/km2)
Deer ParkTownGarrett399 405 −1.5%1.00 2.6399.0/sq mi (154.1/km2)
DelmarTownWicomico3,003 1,859 +61.5%1.72 4.51,745.9/sq mi (674.1/km2)
DentonTownCaroline4,418 2,960 +49.3%5.28 13.7836.7/sq mi (323.1/km2)
District HeightsCityPrince George's5,837 5,958 −2.0%0.93 2.46,276.3/sq mi (2,423.3/km2)
Eagle HarborTownPrince George's63 55 +14.5%0.12 0.31525.0/sq mi (202.7/km2)
East New MarketTownDorchester400 167 +139.5%0.40 1.01,000.0/sq mi (386.1/km2)
EastonTownTalbot15,945 11,708 +36.2%10.56 27.41,509.9/sq mi (583.0/km2)
EdmonstonTownPrince George's1,445 959 +50.7%0.39 1.03,705.1/sq mi (1,430.6/km2)
EldoradoTownDorchester59 60 −1.7%0.08 0.21737.5/sq mi (284.8/km2)
ElktonTownCecil15,443 11,893 +29.8%8.35 21.61,849.5/sq mi (714.1/km2)
EmmitsburgTownFrederick2,814 2,290 +22.9%1.52 3.91,851.3/sq mi (714.8/km2)
Fairmount HeightsTownPrince George's1,494 1,508 −0.9%0.27 0.705,533.3/sq mi (2,136.4/km2)
FederalsburgTownCaroline2,739 2,620 +4.5%1.93 5.01,419.2/sq mi (547.9/km2)
Forest HeightsTownPrince George's2,447 2,585 −5.3%0.48 1.25,097.9/sq mi (1,968.3/km2)
FrederickCityFrederick65,239 52,767 +23.6%21.99 57.02,966.8/sq mi (1,145.5/km2)
FriendsvilleTownGarrett491 539 −8.9%0.91 2.4539.6/sq mi (208.3/km2)
FrostburgCityAllegany9,002 7,873 +14.3%3.42 8.92,632.2/sq mi (1,016.3/km2)
FruitlandCityWicomico4,866 3,774 +28.9%3.78 9.81,287.3/sq mi (497.0/km2)
FunkstownTownWashington904 983 −8.0%0.36 0.932,511.1/sq mi (969.5/km2)
GaithersburgCityMontgomery59,933 52,613 +13.9%10.20 26.45,875.8/sq mi (2,268.7/km2)
GalenaTownKent612 428 +43.0%0.36 0.931,700.0/sq mi (656.4/km2)
GalestownTownDorchester138 101 +36.6%0.23 0.60600.0/sq mi (231.7/km2)
Garrett ParkTownMontgomery992 917 +8.2%0.26 0.673,815.4/sq mi (1,473.1/km2)
GlenardenCityPrince George's6,000 6,318 −5.0%1.22 3.24,918.0/sq mi (1,898.9/km2)
Glen EchoTownMontgomery255 242 +5.4%0.10 0.262,550.0/sq mi (984.6/km2)
GoldsboroTownCaroline246 216 +13.9%0.74 1.9332.4/sq mi (128.4/km2)
GrantsvilleTownGarrett766 619 +23.7%0.98 2.5781.6/sq mi (301.8/km2)
GreenbeltCityPrince George's23,068 21,456 +7.5%6.28 16.33,673.2/sq mi (1,418.2/km2)
GreensboroTownCaroline1,931 1,632 +18.3%1.05 2.71,839.0/sq mi (710.1/km2)
HagerstownCityWashington39,662 36,687 +8.1%11.79 30.53,364.0/sq mi (1,298.9/km2)
HampsteadTownCarroll6,323 5,060 +25.0%3.19 8.31,982.1/sq mi (765.3/km2)
HancockTownWashington1,545 1,725 −10.4%2.73 7.1565.9/sq mi (218.5/km2)
Havre de GraceCityHarford12,952 11,331 +14.3%5.50 14.22,354.9/sq mi (909.2/km2)
HebronTownWicomico1,084 807 +34.3%1.28 3.3846.9/sq mi (327.0/km2)
HendersonTownCaroline146 118 +23.7%0.13 0.341,123.1/sq mi (433.6/km2)
Highland BeachTownAnne Arundel96 109 −11.9%0.06 0.161,600.0/sq mi (617.8/km2)
HillsboroTownCaroline161 163 −1.2%0.15 0.391,073.3/sq mi (414.4/km2)
HurlockTownDorchester2,092 1,874 +11.6%2.66 6.9786.5/sq mi (303.7/km2)
HyattsvilleCityPrince George's17,557 14,733 +19.2%2.67 6.96,575.7/sq mi (2,538.9/km2)
Indian HeadTownCharles3,844 3,422 +12.3%1.23 3.23,125.2/sq mi (1,206.6/km2)
KeedysvilleTownWashington1,152 482 +139.0%0.92 2.41,252.2/sq mi (483.5/km2)
KensingtonTownMontgomery2,213 1,873 +18.2%0.48 1.24,610.4/sq mi (1,780.1/km2)
KitzmillerTownGarrett321 302 +6.3%0.22 0.571,459.1/sq mi (563.4/km2)
Landover HillsTownPrince George's1,687 1,534 +10.0%0.30 0.785,623.3/sq mi (2,171.2/km2)
La PlataTownCharles8,753 6,551 +33.6%7.40 19.21,182.8/sq mi (456.7/km2)
LaurelCityPrince George's25,115 19,960 +25.8%4.30 11.15,840.7/sq mi (2,255.1/km2)
LaytonsvilleTownMontgomery353 277 +27.4%1.04 2.7339.4/sq mi (131.1/km2)
LeonardtownTownSt. Mary's2,930 1,896 +54.5%3.18 8.2921.4/sq mi (355.7/km2)
Loch Lynn HeightsTownGarrett552 469 +17.7%0.32 0.831,725.0/sq mi (666.0/km2)
LonaconingTownAllegany1,214 1,205 +0.7%0.41 1.12,961.0/sq mi (1,143.2/km2)
LukeTownAllegany65 80 −18.7%0.27 0.70240.7/sq mi (93.0/km2)
ManchesterTownCarroll4,808 3,329 +44.4%2.34 6.12,054.7/sq mi (793.3/km2)
Mardela SpringsTownWicomico347 364 −4.7%0.39 1.0889.7/sq mi (343.5/km2)
Martin's AdditionsVillageMontgomery933 875 +6.6%0.14 0.366,664.3/sq mi (2,573.1/km2)
MarydelTownCaroline141 147 −4.1%0.08 0.211,762.5/sq mi (680.5/km2)
MiddletownTownFrederick4,136 2,668 +55.0%1.74 4.52,377.0/sq mi (917.8/km2)
MidlandTownAllegany446 473 −5.7%0.19 0.492,347.4/sq mi (906.3/km2)
MillingtonTownKent, Queen Anne's642 416 +54.3%0.66 1.7972.7/sq mi (375.6/km2)
MorningsideTownPrince George's2,015 1,295 +55.6%0.56 1.53,598.2/sq mi (1,389.3/km2)
Mountain Lake ParkTownGarrett2,092 2,248 −6.9%1.94 5.01,078.4/sq mi (416.4/km2)
Mount AiryTownCarroll, Frederick9,288 6,425 +44.6%4.12 10.72,254.4/sq mi (870.4/km2)
Mount RainierCityPrince George's8,080 8,498 −4.9%0.65 1.712,430.8/sq mi (4,799.5/km2)
MyersvilleTownFrederick1,626 1,382 +17.7%1.02 2.61,594.1/sq mi (615.5/km2)
New CarrolltonCityPrince George's12,135 12,589 −3.6%1.53 4.07,931.4/sq mi (3,062.3/km2)
New MarketTownFrederick656 427 +53.6%0.80 2.1820.0/sq mi (316.6/km2)
New WindsorTownCarroll1,396 1,303 +7.1%0.74 1.91,886.5/sq mi (728.4/km2)
North BeachTownCalvert1,978 1,880 +5.2%0.33 0.855,993.9/sq mi (2,314.3/km2)
North BrentwoodTownPrince George's517 469 +10.2%0.10 0.265,170.0/sq mi (1,996.1/km2)
North Chevy ChaseVillageMontgomery519 465 +11.6%0.11 0.284,718.2/sq mi (1,821.7/km2)
North EastTownCecil3,572 2,733 +30.7%2.06 5.31,734.0/sq mi (669.5/km2)
OaklandTownGarrett1,925 1,930 −0.3%2.59 6.7743.2/sq mi (287.0/km2)
Ocean CityTownWorcester7,102 7,173 −1.0%4.41 11.41,610.4/sq mi (621.8/km2)
OxfordTownTalbot651 771 −15.6%0.54 1.41,205.6/sq mi (465.5/km2)
PerryvilleTownCecil4,361 3,672 +18.8%3.05 7.91,429.8/sq mi (552.1/km2)
PittsvilleTownWicomico1,417 1,182 +19.9%1.68 4.4843.5/sq mi (325.7/km2)
Pocomoke CityCityWorcester4,184 4,098 +2.1%3.69 9.61,133.9/sq mi (437.8/km2)
PoolesvilleTownMontgomery4,883 5,151 −5.2%3.93 10.21,242.5/sq mi (479.7/km2)
Port DepositTownCecil653 676 −3.4%2.27 5.9287.7/sq mi (111.1/km2)
Port Tobacco VillageTownCharles13 15 −13.3%0.16 0.4181.3/sq mi (31.4/km2)
PrestonTownCaroline719 566 +27.0%0.57 1.51,261.4/sq mi (487.0/km2)
Princess AnneTownSomerset3,290 2,313 +42.2%1.67 4.31,970.1/sq mi (760.6/km2)
Queen AnneTownQueen Anne's, Talbot222 176 +26.1%0.13 0.341,707.7/sq mi (659.3/km2)
QueenstownTownQueen Anne's664 617 +7.6%1.45 3.8457.9/sq mi (176.8/km2)
RidgelyTownCaroline1,639 1,352 +21.2%1.78 4.6920.8/sq mi (355.5/km2)
Rising SunTownCecil2,781 1,702 +63.4%1.26 3.32,207.1/sq mi (852.2/km2)
Riverdale ParkTownPrince George's6,956 6,690 +4.0%1.65 4.34,215.8/sq mi (1,627.7/km2)
Rock HallTownKent1,310 1,396 −6.2%1.34 3.5977.6/sq mi (377.5/km2)
RockvilleCityMontgomery61,209 47,388 +29.2%13.51 35.04,530.6/sq mi (1,749.3/km2)
RosemontVillageFrederick294 273 +7.7%0.56 1.5525.0/sq mi (202.7/km2)
St. MichaelsTownTalbot1,029 1,193 −13.7%1.15 3.0894.8/sq mi (345.5/km2)
SalisburyCityWicomico30,343 23,743 +27.8%13.40 34.72,264.4/sq mi (874.3/km2)
Seat PleasantCityPrince George's4,542 4,885 −7.0%0.73 1.96,221.9/sq mi (2,402.3/km2)
SecretaryTownDorchester535 503 +6.4%0.26 0.672,057.7/sq mi (794.5/km2)
SharpsburgTownWashington705 691 +2.0%0.23 0.603,065.2/sq mi (1,183.5/km2)
SharptownTownWicomico651 649 +0.3%0.41 1.11,587.8/sq mi (613.1/km2)
SmithsburgTownWashington2,975 2,146 +38.6%1.05 2.72,833.3/sq mi (1,094.0/km2)
Snow HillTownWorcester2,103 2,409 −12.7%3.01 7.8698.7/sq mi (269.8/km2)
SomersetTownMontgomery1,216 1,124 +8.2%0.27 0.704,503.7/sq mi (1,738.9/km2)
SudlersvilleTownQueen Anne's497 391 +27.1%0.94 2.4528.7/sq mi (204.1/km2)
SykesvilleTownCarroll4,436 4,197 +5.7%1.58 4.12,807.6/sq mi (1,084.0/km2)
Takoma ParkCityMontgomery16,715 17,299 −3.4%2.08 5.48,036.1/sq mi (3,102.7/km2)
TaneytownCityCarroll6,728 5,128 +31.2%3.03 7.82,220.5/sq mi (857.3/km2)
TemplevilleTownCaroline, Queen Anne's138 80 +72.5%0.08 0.211,725.0/sq mi (666.0/km2)
ThurmontTownFrederick6,170 5,588 +10.4%3.12 8.11,977.6/sq mi (763.5/km2)
TrappeTownTalbot1,077 1,146 −6.0%2.78 7.2387.4/sq mi (149.6/km2)
Union BridgeTownCarroll975 989 −1.4%1.04 2.7937.5/sq mi (362.0/km2)
University ParkTownPrince George's2,548 2,318 +9.9%0.50 1.35,096.0/sq mi (1,967.6/km2)
Upper MarlboroTownPrince George's631 648 −2.6%0.40 1.01,577.5/sq mi (609.1/km2)
ViennaTownDorchester271 280 −3.2%0.19 0.491,426.3/sq mi (550.7/km2)
WalkersvilleTownFrederick5,800 5,192 +11.7%4.35 11.31,333.3/sq mi (514.8/km2)
Washington GroveTownMontgomery555 515 +7.8%0.35 0.911,585.7/sq mi (612.2/km2)
WesternportTownAllegany1,888 2,104 −10.3%0.87 2.32,170.1/sq mi (837.9/km2)
WestminsterCityCarroll18,590 16,731 +11.1%6.63 17.22,803.9/sq mi (1,082.6/km2)
WillardsTownWicomico958 938 +2.1%1.07 2.8895.3/sq mi (345.7/km2)
WilliamsportTownWashington2,137 1,868 +14.4%1.04 2.72,054.8/sq mi (793.4/km2)
WoodsboroTownFrederick1,141 846 +34.9%0.71 1.81,607.0/sq mi (620.5/km2)
Total 1,511,348 1,425,641 +6.0% 425.78 1,102.8 3,549.6/sq mi (1,370.5/km2)

Notes

  1. In the case of certain villages, the municipal charter was created by a referendum of qualified voters in each respective jurisdiction in accordance with Article 23A, Sections 20 through 30 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.[3]

References

  1. "GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 State Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  2. "Maryland: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 18. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  3. Maryland Legislature. "Appendix F - Article 23A of the Maryland State Code "Corporations-Municipal"". State of Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  4. Burrell, Linda M.; Best, Kevin J.; Liskey, Karen A.; Rocker, Patricia A., eds. (July 1, 2000). Maryland's 157: The Incorporated Cities and Towns. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Municipal League. p. 3.
  5. Burrell, Linda M.; Best, Kevin J.; Liskey, Karen A.; Rocker, Patricia A., eds. (July 1, 2000). Maryland's 157: The Incorporated Cities and Towns. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Municipal League. p. 5.


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