Did you know that Maryland has the highest median household income which makes it the wealthiest state in the U.S.A.? This week we are discussing Maryland employment background check information, Maryland crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Maryland Population and Age Distribution. Maryland’s estimated population was 5.9 million. The median age was 38.1 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 13% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $71,122. The total number of households was 2,157,717 with an average of 2.66 people.
Maryland Employment and Unemployment Rate. 62.5% of the Maryland population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 11th in the nation. The Maryland unemployment rate is 8.3% which was ranked 30th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Maryland were as follows: 142,322 (4.8%) were self-employed, 646,019 (22%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 2,144,907 (73%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Maryland were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.4%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (15.5%), Public Administration (10.9%), Retail (10.1%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.2%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Maryland’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (44.2%), Sales and Office (23.2%), Service (17%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (7.8%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (7.8%).
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage. 90% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (10% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 74% had private coverage and 28% had public coverage.
Disability. 10% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Maryland reported a disability. The Maryland disability claim rate was ranked 46th in the country.
For a list of Maryland counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Maryland Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Maryland had 28,055 total violent crimes (which ranked 13th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.48% (which ranked it 10th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 369 were murders, 1,235 were forcible rapes, 10,141 were robberies, and 16,310 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Maryland had 162,031 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 33,732 were burglaries, 113,274 were larceny/thefts, and 15,025 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Maryland had the 25th most law enforcement employees per population. Maryland ranked 15th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Maryland crime information, please see the Maryland Courts Case Search website.
Maryland Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Maryland employment background check products: a Maryland county criminal background check and a Maryland state criminal background check.
The Maryland state criminal background check includes a Maryland corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Maryland as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls records of convicted offenders currently residing in a state correctional institution or under the supervision of the Maryland DOC. The Maryland Administrator of Courts contains felony and misdemeanors from the district courts. The Maryland state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Maryland criminal background check webpage.
The Maryland county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Maryland employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Maryland” data is from 2011. “Maryland Crime Data” data is from 2012.