Introduction to Hampstead, Maryland

Hampstead, Maryland, in Carroll county, is 19 miles NW of Towson, Maryland and 24 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland. As of the year 2000 census, 5,060 people lived in Hampstead.

Hampstead History

Hampstead was originally known as the Village of Spring Garden. It was initially a stage-line stop between Baltimore and Carlisle. English immigrants were the first permanent European settlers in the area, and the town was renamed after Hampstead, England. The first school in the town was built in 1800. The first railroad entered the area in 1879. Hampstead was incorporated in 1888.

Hampstead and nearby Attractions

  • Hampstead Skate Park
  • Carroll County Farm Museum
  • National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Cylburn Arboretum

Things To Do In Hampstead

The Homewood House Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass, and the Fire Museum of Maryland are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Codorus State Park offers facilities for camping, boating, swimming, and hiking. North Carroll Library is the local library.

Hampstead Transportation

Air transportation is available from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Hampstead Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Western Maryland College, Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University.


Total Population 6,351
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,454
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.4%
Median Earnings25+ $50,313
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,071


Median Family Income $84,674
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $878
Median House Value $233,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 15.8%

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

Hampstead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Towson, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 21074
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.604
Longitude -76.85

Hampstead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station MILLERS 4 NE
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hampstead, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greenmount (21074)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Manchester 4,814 $103,576
New Windsor 1,145 $80,250
Owings Mills 33,732 $75,323
Sykesville 4,429 $116,101
Union Bridge 894 $61,750
Westminster 18,646 $75,076

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

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Serves 1,613 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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