Annapolis city, Maryland

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Annapolis city, Maryland

Annapolis city, Maryland
Nickname(s):America's Sailing Capital, Sailing Capital of the World, Naptown
- Total:38.394 (2010)
- Density:4.799,3/sq mi (2.020,7/sq km)
Area code(s):410, 443
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
- Total:9 sq mi (22 sq km)
- Land:8 sq mi (19 sq km)
- Water:2 sq mi (3 sq km)
- % water:13,64 %

Quick information summary of the Annapolis city area.

Annapolis city is located in the state of Maryland. It occupies the area of 9 square miles. 2 square miles are water areas and 8 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Annapolis city lies at +38.9722814, -076.5063962 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 38.394 living in the Annapolis city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (60.1%), Black or African American (26%) and Some Other Race (8.95%). Median age is 34 for the males and 38 for the females.

Annapolis is the capital of the US state of Maryland. In 2010, the city had a population of 38,349. It is the seventh-largest city in Maryland, located on the Chesapeake Bay, at the mouth of the Severn River. It is one of the cities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Annapolis occupies an area of 7.6 square miles and lies in the Eastern Time Zone. Its inhabitants are called Annapolitans.

Because it is one of the premier maritime centers of America, Annapolis is often called “America’s Sailing Capital” and even “Sailing Capital of the World.” The official motto of the city is “Vixi Liber Et Moriar,” which is Latin for “I have lived and I shall die free.”

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Statistical data for the Annapolis city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
23,07360.10 %
Black or African American alone
9,98126.00 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
970.25 %
Asian alone
8092.11 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
110.03 %
Some Other Race alone
3,4388.95 %
Two or More races
9852.57 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Annapolis city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Annapolis city part within the Subdivision
Anne Arundel County 537.656- Annapolis city part38.394
District 6 75.668- Annapolis city part38.394

Profile of the Annapolis city

History of Annapolis

The first settlement in the area of present-day Annapolis was founded by Puritan exiles from Virginia in 1649. Initially, it was located on the north shore of the Severn River, in what was then known as the Province of Maryland, but soon the settlement was moved to the southern shore, where the city today stands. The settlement was called Town at Proctor’s, then Town at the Severn and then Anne Arundel Towne, after Lord Baltimore’s wife.

In 1694, the capital of the royal colony was relocated to Anne Arundel Towne and renamed Annapolis, not after Anne Arundel but after Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway. It was incorporated in 1708. Annapolis soon became an important political and cultural center. In 1745 it got its first newspaper and the first theatre opened in 1769. Annapolis was an important trading center but its dominant role in Maryland declined significantly after 1780, when Baltimore’s harbor was made a port of entry. Still, water-related activities, such as sailmaking, boatbuilding and oyster-packing remained an important sources of revenue.

Annapolis was the capital of the united States for a while, in 1783 and 1784, after the Treaty of Paris was signed.

The city is also historically important for its role in the creation of the Constitution of the United States. In 1786, a convention was to be held to discuss certain regulations of commerce. However, only five state representatives came to Annapolis for the convention and they decided to hold a second one the following, in Philadelphia, to discuss the Articles of Confederation. As a result, the Philadelphia convention drafted the Constitution, the one that is still in force today.

During the Civil War, Annapolis hosted Camp Parole for prisoners and its hospitals took care of the wounded Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners.

After the war and in the last decades of the 19th century, many of the important state and public buildings were built in the city. Most of them are still standing, as do many of 18th century ones.

Annapolis is currently sharing the same difficulties as many other US cities. The development has slowed down, traffic problems become more cumbersome and the bay upon the city depends on is facing some serious environmental issues.

Geography and Climate

Annapolis is located 26 miles south of Baltimore and 29 miles east of Washington DC. It is located in the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The city is fairly flat and its highest point is only 50 feet above sea level. The climate in Annapolis is humid subtropical. The summers are warm to hot and the winters are cool, rarely very cold. The weather is milder than the latitude would suggest, because of the city’s position on the Chesapeake Bay.


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the racial makeup in the city is 60% White, 26% Black or African American, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% Asian, 0.3% Native American and 2.6% two or more races.

The median household income in 2010 was $49,243 and the per capita income for the city was $27,180.

Economy of Annapolis

Being the state capital and the seat of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis has always relied on the jobs related to the local and state government. However, in the recent years, there has been some high-tech industrial development as well. The main industries in the city include research, development, communications, seafood processing, plastics, concrete, beverages, the production of radar equipment and underwater military devices. Annapolis is a port of entry and an agricultural distribution center for the region.

Top employers in the city are Anne Arundel Medical Center, U.S. Naval Academy, ARINC, The Home Depot, Verizon Maryland, TeleCommunication Systems, Constellation Energy, Northorp Grumman Mission Systems, AT&T and MedAssurant.

Culture and Attractions

The Maryland State House from 1722 is the oldest legislative building still in use in the United States and one of the landmarks of Annapolis. Another notable institution in the city is the United States Naval Academy from 1845.

Annapolis is a city with vibrant culture, especially theatre, with venues such as Colonial Players and Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, as well as a number of community theatres and smaller troupes. Other important cultural institutions in the city include the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Prebble Hall, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial and the Paca House and Garden.

As for the music, the city is home of the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland.

Some of the best annual events in the city include The Anne Arundel County Fair, Maryland Seafood Festival, U.S. Sailboat Show, Lights on the Bay, Spring Boat Show and Waterfront Arts Festival.


The most important sport in Annapolis is sailboat racing, along with other sailing and boat-related sports, with races, regattas and boat festivals throughout the year. Annapolis is home to the Major League Lacrosse team The Chesapeake Bayhawks.


Annapolis is home to St. John’s College, the best college in the area and also the third-oldest one in the United States. Another important institution in the city is, of course, the United States Naval Academy, founded in 1845. In addition to being one of the best academies in the USA, it is also famous for having hosted the Annapolis Peace Conference in 2007.


The closest major airport in the area is Baltimore-Washington International. Major highways in Annapolis include U.S. 50, U.S. 301, Maryland State Routes 2, 170 and 450. Annapolis is the only major city east of Mississippi without any form of rail transportation. Bus routes to the suburbs, to Washington, Baltimore and the surrounding areas are offered by Maryland Mass Transit Administration, as well as by Greyhound and Carolina Trailways.

Statistical data for the Annapolis city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
23,07360.10 %
Black or African American alone
9,98126.00 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
970.25 %
Asian alone
8092.11 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
110.03 %
Some Other Race alone
3,4388.95 %
Two or More races
9852.57 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
31,94683.21 %
Hispanic or Latino
6,44816.79 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
31,94683.21 %
White alone
20,53264.27 %
Black or African American alone
9,85430.85 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
510.16 %
Asian alone
7892.47 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
90.03 %
Some Other Race alone
790.25 %
Two or More races
6321.98 %
Hispanic or Latino
6,44816.79 %
White alone
2,54139.41 %
Black or African American alone
1271.97 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
460.71 %
Asian alone
200.31 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
20.03 %
Some Other Race alone
3,35952.09 %
Two or More races
3535.47 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
8,77654.39 %
Husband-wife family
5,69664.90 %
Other family
3,08035.10 %
Male householder, no wife present
68322.18 %
Female householder, no husband present
2,39777.82 %
Nonfamily households
7,36045.61 %
Householder living alone
5,65576.83 %
Householder not living alone
1,70523.17 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Annapolis city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Annapolis city center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Annapolis city center


  • Crab Creek [1.64 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Maccubins Cove [3.41 mi] [5.48 km]
  • Broad Creek [3.88 mi] [6.24 km]
  • Back Creek [1.53 mi] [2.46 km]
  • Annapolis Roads [2.73 mi] [4.4 km]
  • Hawkins Cove [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]


  • Carrs Beach [2.25 mi] [3.62 km]
  • Sparrows Beach [2.1 mi] [3.39 km]


  • Riva Bridge [3.75 mi] [6.04 km]


  • Spa Creek Center Nursing Home [0.87 mi] [1.39 km]
  • Ginger Cove Nursing Home [2.95 mi] [4.74 km]
  • The Arbor at Baywoods Assisted Living Center [1.81 mi] [2.92 km]
  • Annapolis Fire Department Company 36 Eastport [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Greenbury Point Shoal Light [2.87 mi] [4.61 km]
  • Somerford Place Assisted Living Center [3.07 mi] [4.94 km]
  • Annapolis Fire Marshal's Office [0.87 mi] [1.41 km]
  • Annapolis Fire Department Company 35 Headquarters [0.85 mi] [1.36 km]


  • Boyd Point [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • South Point [2.87 mi] [4.62 km]
  • Davis Point [2.09 mi] [3.37 km]
  • Addison Point [3.7 mi] [5.96 km]
  • Porter Point [3.9 mi] [6.28 km]
  • Chinks Point [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]


  • Edgewater United Methodist Church [2.63 mi] [4.24 km]
  • Annapolis Latino Church of the Nazarene [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Van Buren Street Baptist Church [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Saint Lukes Chapel [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Kneseth Israel Congregation [0.67 mi] [1.08 km]
  • Joy Reigns Church [2.3 mi] [3.71 km]
  • Saint Martins Evangelical Lutheran Church [0.64 mi] [1.03 km]
  • Eastport United Methodist Church [0.98 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Jesus Saves Family Ministry Church [0.91 mi] [1.47 km]
  • Annapolis United Church of Christ [2.01 mi] [3.23 km]
  • Heritage Baptist Church [0.71 mi] [1.15 km]
  • Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (historical) [1.53 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Mount Zion United Methodist Church [1.53 mi] [2.47 km]
  • First Church of God [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • First Baptist Church of Eastport [1.44 mi] [2.31 km]
  • Church of Christ [1.45 mi] [2.33 km]


  • City of Annapolis [0.18 mi] [0.29 km]


  • Chesapeake Harbour [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]


  • Chase Pond [2.14 mi] [3.45 km]


  • Clock Tower Plaza Shopping Center [0.93 mi] [1.5 km]
  • Masque Farm [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Port Annapolis Marina [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • Eastport Shopping Center [1.09 mi] [1.75 km]
  • Annapolis Landing Marina [1.61 mi] [2.58 km]
  • Mears Marina [1.43 mi] [2.31 km]
  • Camp Woodlands [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]
  • Seafarers Yacht Club [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]


  • Truxton Park [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]

Populated Place

  • Edgewater [2.57 mi] [4.13 km]
  • Eatons Landing [1.82 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Primrose Acres [0.95 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Bywater Estates [1.79 mi] [2.88 km]
  • Tyler Heights [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Cape Saint John [3.5 mi] [5.63 km]
  • Painters Hill [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Gingerville [2.49 mi] [4 km]
  • Town Home Village [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Ginger Cove [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Elktonia [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Knightsbridge [0.67 mi] [1.08 km]
  • Broadview Estates [3.63 mi] [5.84 km]
  • Bembe Beach [1.76 mi] [2.84 km]
  • Eastport Terrace [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • Watergate Village [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • Autumn Chase at Riva Trace [3.05 mi] [4.91 km]
  • Riva Trace [3.26 mi] [5.25 km]
  • Truxton Heights [0.38 mi] [0.61 km]
  • Greenbriar Gardens [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • Gentry [0.4 mi] [0.64 km]
  • Wilelinor Estates [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Gingerville Manor Estates [2.42 mi] [3.89 km]
  • Captains Walk [0.53 mi] [0.85 km]
  • Gingerville Woods [2.69 mi] [4.34 km]
  • Colony Hills [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • Westwinds [0.29 mi] [0.47 km]
  • Baytowne Village [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]
  • New Point [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • South River Manor [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]
  • Riva Woods [3.88 mi] [6.24 km]
  • Eastport [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Greenbriar [1.06 mi] [1.7 km]
  • Heritage [0.58 mi] [0.93 km]


  • Tyler Heights Elementary School [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Annapolis Middle School [0.99 mi] [1.6 km]
  • Van Buren Street Baptist School [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Salvation Army Day Care Center [0.69 mi] [1.12 km]
  • Saint Andrews United Methodist Day School [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Aleph Bet Jewish Day School [0.59 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Saint Martin's Lutheran Church School [0.59 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Annapolis Sailing School [1.71 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Creative Garden Learning Center [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Heritage Learning Center [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Eastport Elementary School [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Bay City Children's Learning Center [2.15 mi] [3.47 km]


  • Severn River [3.42 mi] [5.51 km]
  • Rams Branch [3.39 mi] [5.46 km]


  • WYRE-AM (Annapolis) [0.14 mi] [0.23 km]

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