AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Maryland for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Maryland is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Maryland has a population of 5,785,496 and a population density of 474.3 people per square mile. The capital city is Annapolis and the largest city in Maryland is Baltimore. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.