10-26-09: Maryland by the Numbers II

October 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Sources for Maryland by the Numbers II:
Number of times Jon Stewart has called Baltimore a “sh*thole” on The Daily Show since September First: 1

Minimum number of news articles published during that time that lead by making the point “Baltimore is more than just the sh*thole you see on The Wire“: 2
Here and here.

Estimated economic impact on Maryland of the filming of The Wire: $196 million
From Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and the Maryland Film Office

Number of seasons in The Wire, according to a July, 2009 article in The Baltimore Sun: 6

Number of seasons The Wire actually had: 5

Wire season number that focused on the demise of The Baltimore Sun: 5

Maryland’s rank on a list of states with the highest median income: First

Percent of white children in poverty in Maryland: 6.1

Percent of black children in poverty in Maryland: 18.6

Maryland’s rank on a list of states with the highest number of black people serving life without parole: First

Maryland has the 8th highest per-capita rate of spending on HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Baltimore has the second-highest incidence of new cases of HIV/AIDS of any metropolitan area in the nation.

Approximate amount of money Maryland is receiving as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: $4.1 Billion

Number of states, including Maryland, who don’t have a “Stimulus czar” to oversee how this money is spent: 4

Average Listing Price as of Friday, October 23rd, for homes in Bethesda, Maryland: $1,068,000

Median Sale Price as of Friday, October 23rd, for homes in Accident, Maryland: $110,000

Amount of spending approved at the June 3rd meeting of Maryland’s Board of Public Works: $ 132 million

Minimum number of times Board member Peter Franchot tweeted about the June 3rd meeting: 26

Amount of spending cut at the August 26th Board of Public Works meeting: $454 million

Number of times Peter Franchot tweeted about the August 26th meeting: 1

Minimum number of times since April 28th that Peter Franchot has followed Maryland Morning on Twitter: Five
Screenshot here.


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