State size comparison
Maryland is about 6 times smaller than Illinois.
Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Maryland is approximately 25,314 sq km, making Maryland 17.58% the size of Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (7.1 million fewer people live in Maryland).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Maryland uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.