What happened to Baltimore?
Here are some numbers to try to wrap your brain around:
The population of Baltimore City was 900K in 1970. In 2010? 645K.
That's a loss of more than a quarter of the population over the past forty years.
Over that same period, Baltimore City went from being responsible for nearly a third of all the jobs in the state to providing just 11.4% of the jobs statewide.
That's an urban center that is hemorrhaging people and employment opportunities.
And the relative buying power of those who've stayed?
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