Maryland’s racial and ethnic minority population is rapidly growing and will soon exceed the white population. In 2006, Maryland population was estimated to be 41.7 percent minority. If the current trend continues, minorities could be over 50 percent of the population by 2010. Of the 24 Maryland jurisdictions, 8 have 30 percent or more minorities.  Additional demographic and socioeconomic data can be found at: Maryland Department of Planning.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Vital Statistics (births and deaths)

Maryland State Data Center

Maryland Council for New Americans

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Tobacco (page down to Maryland State Specific Prevalence Data)

 Additional health data can be found at:


Local Data

  • Brookings
  • Pew Hispanic Institute
    • Reports, interactive maps and demographic data for Hispanics/Latinos for all 50 states and 3,141 counties can be found here:
  • Partnering Toward a Healthier Future is an initiative by the Adventist Healthcare Center on Health Disparities. After a series of meetings with under serviced communities, representatives from governmental, and representatives from non-governmental agencies, they have prepared a progress report. The report was developed for Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties. The full report for 2007 can be found here.
  • University of Maryland School of Public Health
    • Websites
    • Books
      • Carter-Pokras O, Zambrana RE, Mora SE, Aaby KA. Emergency preparedness: knowledge and perceptions of Latin American immigrants. In: Brennan VM (Ed). Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Baltimore MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009. ISBN-10: 080189199X; ISBN-13: 978-0801891991
    • Reports
    • Journal Articles
      • African Americans
        • Baltimore
          • Johnston-Briggs B, Liu J, Carter-Pokras O, Barnet B. Consistent Condom Use among Adolescent Mothers: Effect of Partner Relationships. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2008;100(8):929-935.
          • Ryder PT, Wolpert B, Orwig D, Carter-Pokras O, Black SA. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Older Urban African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2008;100(10): 1186-1192.
      • American Indians
        • Gryczynski J, Feldman R, Carter-Pokras O, Kanamori M, Chen L, Roth S. Contexts of Tobacco Use and Perspectives on Smoking Cessation Among a Sample of Urban American Indians. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. In Press (May 2010).
      • Asian Americans
        • Lee S, Juon HS, Martinez G, Hsu CE, Robinson ES, Bawa J, Ma GX. Model minority at risk: Expressed needs of mental health by Asian American youth. Journal of Community Health. 34:144-152, 2009.
        • Lee S, Martinez G, Ma GX, Hsu CE, Robinson ES, Bawa J, Juon HS. Barriers and health care access in 13 Asian American Communities. American Journal of Health Behaviors. 34(1): 21-30, 2010.
        • Lee S, Ma GX, Juon HS, Martinez G, Hsu CE, Bawa J. Assessing the Needs and Guiding the Future: Findings from focus groups of 13 Asian American communities. J ImmigrMinor Health. In Press.
      • Latinos
        • Martinez IL, Carter-Pokras O, Brown PB. Addressing the Challenges of Latino Health Research: Community-based approaches in an emergent urban community. Journal of the National Medical Association.
        • Baltimore
          • Martinez I, Carter-Pokras O. Assessing Health Issues and Barriers in a Heterogeneous Latino Community. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2006;17(4):899-909.
          • Carter-Pokras O, Brown PB; Martinez I, Solano H, Rivera MI, Pierpont Y. Latin-American Trained Nurse Perspective on Latino Health Disparities. J Transcultural Nursing 2008 Apr;19(2):161-6
        • Montgomery County
          • Carter-Pokras O, Mora SE, Zambrana RE, Aaby KA. Emergency preparedness: knowledge and perceptions of Latin American immigrants. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 2007;18:465-481.
          • Carter-Pokras O, Kelley E, Mora S, Crespo C. Supporting physical activity among Latina adolescents. Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies 2006 Dec;2(2):33-47.
      • All Racial and Ethnic Minorities
        • Jovel M, Carter-Pokras O, Ho S, Hirshon JM. Racial and ethnic variation in Maryland hospital admissions from home. Journal of the Association of Academic Minority Physicians 2006;17:61-67.
      • The Seat Pleasant Community
        • Greenberg JS. A Door-to-Door Needs Assessment to Guide a Community-Campus Health Partnership and Contribute to Community Empowerment. American Journal of Health Education, 2006;37(5):271-278.
        • Greenberg JS, Howard D, Desmond S. A campus-community partnership for health: the Seat Pleasant-University of Maryland health partnership. Health Promotion and Practice. 2003 Oct; 4(4):393-401.
        • Howard DE, Greenberg JS, Murray C, Sawyer RG. Viewpoint: The Role of Student Health Services in University-Community Collaborations,” Journal of American College Health, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2002, pp. 133-137.
        • Greenberg JS. Developing Community-Campus Partnerships,” Network HOPE. 2002;5(3):1, 6.
        • Greenberg JS. Program: The Seat Pleasant/University of Maryland Health Partnership, Health Education and Behavior, 2001;28(6):664-665.
  • Baltimore City
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County