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A profile of Maryland, which holds its presidential primary on Tuesday:

NUMBERS

Population: 5,828,289

AGE

Median age: 38

Percentage of population 65 and over: 12.3 percent

RACE

58.2 percent white, 29.4 percent black, 5.5 percent Asian, 8.2 percent Hispanic

LANGUAGE

Language other than English spoken at home: 15.9 percent

EDUCATION

High school graduate: 87.8 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.7 percent

MONEY

Median household income: $70,747

People below poverty level: 8.6 percent

Homeownership rate: 69 percent

2008 PRESIDENTIAL RESULTS

Barack Obama, 61.9 percent

John McCain, 36.5 percent

REGISTERED VOTERS

Republican, 27 percent

Democratic, 56 percent

MARYLAND FACTS

_About 260,000 civilian federal employees live in the state.

_Federal agencies in Maryland include the Food and Drug Administration, the National Security Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Institutes of Health and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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