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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 6,740
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,408
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,552
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,052
Median House Value $237,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 11.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station EMMITSBURG 2 SE
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
Station EISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
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
Station CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Emmitsburg 2,951 $70,566
New Windsor 1,145 $80,250
Thurmont 6,392 $81,638
Union Bridge 894 $61,750
Westminster 18,646 $75,076
Woodsboro 1,168 $101,458

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

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