These Are The 10 Worst Places In Maryland To Get A Job

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.

Today, we set our sites on the worst cities to find a job in Maryland after looking at the best places in Maryland a short while ago.

These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.

After looking at the data for the 100 biggest cities in Maryland, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Old Line State are:

  1. Salisbury
  2. Hagerstown
  3. Cumberland
  4. Baltimore
  5. College Park
  6. Chillum
  7. Suitland
  8. Landover
  9. Langley Park
  10. Frederick

Read on to see how we did it.

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How We Determined The Worst Places For Jobs In The Old Line State

After getting the data for every place in Maryland, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.

That left us with 100 cities.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 100, with 1 being the worst in any given category.

Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Maryland To Find A Job”.

The criteria we looked at were:




1. Salisbury

Salisbury, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,407Recent Job Growth: -1.44%
Future Job Growth: 28.90%

2. Hagerstown

Hagerstown, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,078Recent Job Growth: -1.67%
Future Job Growth: 29.30%

3. Cumberland

Cumberland, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,776Recent Job Growth: -0.03%
Future Job Growth: 33.60%

4. Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 620,644Recent Job Growth: 0.71%
Future Job Growth: 33.60%

5. College Park

College Park, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,478Recent Job Growth: 0.19%
Future Job Growth: 34.60%

6. Chillum

Chillum, Maryland

Source: Google Maps

Population: 36,023Recent Job Growth: 0.19%
Future Job Growth: 34.80%

7. Suitland


Population: 25,060 Recent Job Growth: 0.19%
Future Job Growth: 34.80%

8. Landover

Landover, Maryland

Source: Google Maps

Population: 22,956Recent Job Growth: 0.19%
Future Job Growth: 34.80%

9. Langley Park

Langley Park, Maryland

Source: Google Maps

Population: 20,675Recent Job Growth: 0.19%
Future Job Growth: 34.80%

10. Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 65,171Recent Job Growth: -0.47%
Future Job Growth: 34.20%

Wrapping It Up With Friday Night Drinks

After crunching all the numbers, Salisbury took the “top” spot as the worst city in Maryland for a job.

So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Maryland, these cities lag behind.

Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.

Detailed List Of Worst Places In Maryland To Get A Job

City Rank Population Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
salisbury 1 30,407 -1.44% 28.90%
hagerstown 2 40,078 -1.67% 29.30%
cumberland 3 20,776 -0.03% 33.60%
baltimore 4 620,644 0.71% 33.60%
college park 5 30,478 0.19% 34.60%
chillum 6 36,023 0.19% 34.80%
suitland 7 25,060 0.19% 34.80%
landover 8 22,956 0.19% 34.80%
langley park 9 20,675 0.19% 34.80%
frederick 10 65,171 -0.47% 34.20%
easton 11 16,044 0.16% 34.80%
greenbelt 12 23,113 0.19% 34.80%
south laurel 13 25,207 0.19% 34.80%
laurel 14 25,026 0.19% 34.80%
hyattsville 15 17,549 0.19% 34.80%
dundalk 16 62,459 0.71% 35.80%
glassmanor 17 17,400 0.19% 34.80%
hillcrest heights 18 15,229 0.19% 34.80%
clinton 19 36,044 0.19% 34.80%
essex 20 38,666 0.71% 35.80%
oxon hill 21 19,198 0.19% 34.80%
adelphi 22 15,045 0.19% 34.80%
east riverdale 23 16,005 0.19% 34.80%
lexington park 24 12,387 -0.25% 34.70%
ballenger creek 25 18,490 -0.47% 34.60%
beltsville 26 16,673 0.19% 34.80%
parkville 27 30,337 0.71% 35.80%
woodlawn baltimore 28 39,216 0.71% 35.80%
seabrook 29 16,231 0.19% 34.80%
camp springs 30 19,034 0.19% 34.80%
silver spring 31 74,476 -0.47% 35.00%
lochearn 32 25,557 0.71% 35.80%
milford mill 33 29,754 0.71% 35.80%
middle river 34 25,301 0.71% 35.80%
fort washington 35 24,841 0.19% 34.80%
elkton 36 15,393 0.80% 35.30%
catonsville 37 42,527 0.71% 35.80%
towson 38 55,811 0.71% 35.80%
wheaton 39 48,089 -0.47% 35.00%
fairland 40 24,067 -0.47% 35.00%
aspen hill 41 48,858 -0.47% 35.00%
gaithersburg 42 60,223 -0.47% 35.00%
reisterstown 43 27,431 0.71% 35.80%
germantown 44 88,039 -0.47% 35.00%
carney 45 27,589 0.71% 35.80%
white oak 46 16,614 -0.47% 35.00%
owings mills 47 31,930 0.71% 35.80%
randallstown 48 32,626 0.71% 35.80%
rosedale 49 18,224 0.71% 35.80%
pikesville 50 31,713 0.71% 35.80%
takoma park 51 16,902 -0.47% 35.00%
kettering 52 13,130 0.19% 34.80%
montgomery village 53 32,458 -0.47% 35.00%
calverton 54 18,442 -0.47% 35.00%
glenn dale 55 13,973 0.19% 34.80%
cockeysville 56 19,759 0.71% 35.80%
arbutus 57 19,913 0.71% 35.80%
perry hall 58 27,978 0.71% 35.80%
north bethesda 59 42,894 -0.47% 35.00%
edgewood 60 25,719 0.71% 36.10%
bethesda 61 59,591 -0.47% 35.00%
rossville 62 15,530 0.71% 35.80%
aberdeen 63 14,958 0.71% 36.10%
overlea 64 12,728 0.71% 35.80%
waldorf 65 68,947 0.19% 35.30%
glenmont 66 13,619 -0.47% 35.00%
potomac 67 45,360 -0.47% 35.00%
olney 68 33,789 -0.47% 35.00%
redland 69 17,292 -0.47% 35.00%
north potomac 70 24,220 -0.47% 35.00%
glen burnie 71 66,456 0.71% 36.60%
damascus 72 15,478 -0.47% 35.00%
colesville 73 14,709 -0.47% 35.00%
havre de grace 74 13,066 0.71% 36.10%
rockville 75 60,960 -0.47% 35.20%
cloverly 76 14,735 -0.47% 35.00%
bowie 77 55,059 0.19% 35.80%
joppatowne 78 13,085 0.71% 36.10%
clarksburg 79 13,394 -0.47% 35.00%
westminster 80 18,614 0.71% 36.90%
bel air south 81 46,512 0.71% 36.10%
brooklyn park 82 14,650 0.71% 36.60%
bel air north 83 30,723 0.71% 36.10%
ferndale 84 17,517 0.71% 36.60%
severn 85 43,690 0.71% 36.60%
annapolis 86 38,309 0.71% 36.90%
odenton 87 36,495 0.71% 36.60%
pasadena 88 24,400 0.71% 36.60%
parole 89 16,300 0.71% 36.60%
lake shore 90 18,580 0.71% 36.60%
maryland city 91 15,177 0.71% 36.60%
severna park 92 38,014 0.71% 36.60%
crofton 93 28,086 0.71% 36.60%
arnold 94 22,626 0.71% 36.60%
eldersburg 95 31,650 0.71% 36.90%
north laurel 96 19,810 0.71% 37.50%
elkridge 97 14,959 0.71% 37.50%
columbia 98 100,735 0.71% 37.50%
ellicott city 99 66,476 0.71% 37.50%
ilchester 100 24,035 0.71% 37.50%

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