Population (1994): 5,006,000 (up 4.7% from 1990), 2.0% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 3,750,000; 1994 turnout, 36%
Median age: 33 years
Median household income: $39,198 ($6,934 above U.S. median)
Unemployment: 4.8% (0.8% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 50% Bush (R): 36% Perot (I): 14%
Congressional delegation: Six Democrats, four Republicans
Maryland's northern border is the famous Mason-Dixon line, traditionally the demarcation between North and South. During the mid-19th century, Maryland was a major immigration center, and its ethnic diversity still sets it apart from many southern regions. The state also boasts demographic variety, from...