Taneytown, Maryland

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Taneytown, Maryland

Introduction to Taneytown, Maryland

Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll county, is 21 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 38 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland. About 5,128 people live in Taneytown.

Taneytown History

Taneytown was originally inhabited by the Tuscarora Indians who used the area as their hunting ground. The town was founded in 1754 by European settlers from Germany and Pennsylvania. Taneytown was named in honor of Raphael Taney, who designed the town layout. It was also the first city of Maryland to make English their official language.

Taneytown and Nearby Attractions

  • Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Cunningham Falls State Park
  • Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield

Things To Do In Taneytown

Taneytown has several parks including the Roth Recreational Park, Taneytown Memorial Park, and Roberts Mill Park. The Taneytown Historic District is another place to visit, and for those looking to shop, Taneytown Shopping Center is available. Grace United Church of Christ, Taneytown Presbyterian Church, and Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church are some of the local churches. Cunningham Falls State Park, Caledonia State Park, and Gambrill State Park offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

Taneytown Transportation

Flights are available from Harrisburg International Airport.

Taneytown Higher Education

The closest colleges to Taneytown are Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, and Western Maryland College.

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High Points

Taneytown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 9% Taneytown Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Taneytown, Maryland

Comparing Taneytown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Age of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 4 4
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 1 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 10
Low Property Crime 8 8

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Taneytown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 21787
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.657
Longitude -77.174

Taneytown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
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Taneytown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,128 100%
Male 2,513 49%
Female 2,615 51%
Under 18 1,750 34.1%
18+ 3,378 65.9%
65+ 384 7.5%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.22
White 4,923 96%
African-American 89 1.7%
Asian 24 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 32 0.6%
Mixed Race 52 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 77 1.5%

Estimated Taneytown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,453
Growth 325
Growth % 6.3%

Taneytown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 24.9%
German 24.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
English 10%
Irish 9.7%
Italian 4.8%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 2%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
British 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
African 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Taneytown 5,128 $49,615
Emmitsburg 2,290 $46,328
New Windsor 1,303 $55,972
Thurmont 5,588 $56,138
Union Bridge 989 $37,500
Westminster 16,731 $50,879
Woodsboro 846 $62,500
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