WBAL NewsRadio: Census data: Baltimore population shrinks, less than half of Md. identifies as white [Audio]

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By The Associated Press/Interview by Robert Lang
August 12, 2021

Less than half of Maryland’s population identifies as white, according to 2020 U.S. Census data released Aug. 12, as the state saw an increase in its Hispanic and Asian populations.

Maryland now has a white population of about 47%, compared to 55% in 2010, according to the census. The state’s Black population remained at 29%.

The Hispanic population rose from 8% in 2010 to 12% in 2020, while the state’s Asian population increased from 5.5% to 7%.

Meanwhile, Baltimore’s population continued to decline. The population of the state’s largest city dropped by 5.7%, from 620,961 people in 2010 to 585,708 in 2020.

WBAL’s Robert Lang talks to Don Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, about Baltimore City’s declining population.

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