2010 Census: Montgomery, Prince George's populations soar, Baltimore shrinks
The population of Washington's Maryland suburbs soared over the last decade while Baltimore city shrank dramatically, new census data shows.
Montgomery County accounted for more than a fifth of the state's total population growth, swelling 10 percent, from 873,341 in 2000, to 971,777 in 2010.
Prince George's County grew by 7 percent, from 801,515 to 863,420.
Baltimore City shed more than 30,000 residents, or 5 percent of its population. The city now has 620,961 residents.
Maryland's shifting population will increase representation for the Washington suburbs in the state's General Assembly and potentially give rise to more Washington-area politicians ascending to statewide office.
The census data also shows double-digit growth in counties in Southern Maryland, and continued robust development along the Baltimore-Washington and I-270 corridors.
Check PostLocal later today for more extensive analysis of Maryland's 2010 Census.
Aaron C. Davis
| February 9, 2011; 2:02 PM ET
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