Introduction to Easton, Maryland

Located in Talbot county, Easton, Maryland, is 39 miles E of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 46 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland. The town has a population of 11,708 residents.

Easton History

The present-day territory of Easton grew when the first courthouse for Talbot county was established in the area in 1711. Later, the town was renamed Talbot Town. In 1788, the area was organized and renamed Easton. As of now, Easton holds a seat on Talbot county.

Easton and nearby Attractions

  • The Bullitt House
  • Historical Society of Talbot county
  • Academy Art Museum
  • Christ Church
  • Historic Avalon Theatre

Things To Do In Easton

The Historical Society of Talbot County is located in Easton. The city is home to many 17th and 18th century houses and the federal-style gardens. The Bullitt House, built in 1801 by Thomas James Bulltit is located here, as are the Academy Art Museum and Historic Avalon Theatre and The Christ Church. In addition, local celebrations such as the Talbot County Fair and the Waterfowl Festival are held yearly.

Easton Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Easton Higher Education

Higher education is available at Salisbury State University, Anne Arundel Community College, and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.


Total Population 16,599
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 24.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,516
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $67,787
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,008
Median House Value $272,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.3%
US/American 0%
English 15%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Easton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles E of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Talbot
Standard Zip Codes 21601
Company Zip Codes 21606
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.774
Longitude -76.076

Easton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station DENTON 2 E
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillsboro 105 $62,813
Oxford 545 $144,250
Preston 936 $66,806
Queen Anne 328 $68,365
St. Michaels 1,084 $73,125
Trappe 1,228 $68,676

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Easton Public Libraries

Talbot County Free Library
100 W. DOVER ST.
Easton, Maryland
(410) 822-1626
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Easton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(410) 822-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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