12-04-09: Maryland by the Numbers III

December 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Listen to Maryland by the Numbers.

With the year and the decade drawing to a close, we thought this was a good time to look back on how Maryland has changed. For this installment of our occasional series, Maryland by the Numbers, we take a look back at the digits that made up this decade…

  • Percent of Maryland children living in poverty in 2000, according to America’s Health Rankings: 6.6
  • Maryland’s place in a ranking of the states for that year: first
  • Percent of children living in poverty in 2009: 10
  • Maryland’s rank this year: fifth.
  • Number of murders in Maryland 2000 according to the Maryland State Police: 438
  • Number of murders in Maryland in 2008: 493
  • Number of murders in Baltimore in 2008: 234
  • Number of Marylanders without health insurance in 2000, according to Maryland Health Care for All: over 800,000
  • Number of uninsured Marylanders in 2008: around 660,000.
  • Percent increase in the Maryland State Lottery’s net assets between the beginning of 2000 and the beginning of 2009: 3,473 percent
  • Percent increase in prizes paid out by the lottery in that same time period: 46 percent
  • Source: MSLA’s 35 Winning Years report (pdf)
  • Number of goals set by the Chesapeake 2000 clean up agreement with a deadline of 2010 or earlier: 103
  • Number of goals completed by December 2009: 13
  • Maryland oyster harvest in the 2001 season: 347,968
  • Maryland oyster harvest in the 2009 season: 101,135
  • Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

And in sports…

  • The Baltimore Orioles finished their 2000 season 13.5 games out of first place
  • The Orioles finished their 2009 season 39 games out of first place
  • Source: Orioles Year-by-Year results

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