After a decline in major manufacturing, industrialization and rail transportation, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876), now the city's top two employers.With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed "a city of neighborhoods".and is not part of any county; thus, it is the largest independent city in the United States, with a population of 621,849 as of 2015.As of 2016, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.8 million making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country.We are a group of German Shepherd lovers who help homeless German Shepherds that are in dire straits and need rescue.
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The city has 289 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historical records of the government of Baltimore are located at the Baltimore City Archives.
Famous residents have included the writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass, and H. Mencken; jazz musician James "Eubie" Blake; singer Billie Holiday; actor and filmmaker John Waters; and baseball player Babe Ruth.
In the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, later the American national anthem, in Baltimore.