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Overview

Introduction to Mount Airy, Maryland

Mount Airy, Maryland, in Frederick county, is 14 miles E of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 28 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland. The town is home to some 6,425 residents.

Mount Airy History

Mount Airy was founded in 1830. Its first house was built by Henry Bussard. Originally served by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the towns' name was suggested by an Irish man, who worked for the railroad. The Ridge Presbyterian Church was established in 1846. Mount Airy, which grew considerably in the period leading up to the 1890s, is located partially in Carroll County, which was created in 1837 and partially in Frederick County, which was established in 1748.

Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions

  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Brunswick Railroad Museum
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Sandy Spring Slave Museum
  • Balls Bluff Regional Park

Things To Do In Mount Airy

Those interested in history may visit the Laurel Museum, the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Sandy Spring Museum, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park. The Monocacy National Battlefield is an important historical site located near the town. The Watkins Park, Prospect Avenue Park, Mount Airy Historic District, and Mount Airy Carnival Grounds are located in the town. Two local shopping centers are the Mount Airy Shopping Center and the Twin Arch Shopping Center. Local celebrations include Fall Festival and May Fest.

Mount Airy Transportation

Flights are available from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Mount Airy Higher Education

Western Maryland College, Howard Community College, and Montgomery College are all close to Mount Airy.

People

Total Population 9,353
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,896
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $57,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,385
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,547

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,000
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $1,545
Median House Value $341,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 20.4%

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

Mount Airy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland
County Frederick
Standard Zip Codes 21771
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.38
Longitude -77.14

Mount Airy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station UNIONVILLE
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station WESTMINSTER POL BRKS
Distance 15 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 WOODSTOCK
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Laytonsville 337 $138,750
New Market 951 $124,306
New Windsor 1,145 $80,250
Sykesville 4,429 $116,101
Union Bridge 894 $61,750
Walkersville 5,965 $99,048

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

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