Walkersville, Maryland

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Walkersville, Maryland

Introduction to Walkersville, Maryland

Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick county, is 5 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 41 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland. An estimated 5,192 people live in the town.

Walkersville History

Walkersville, located in Frederick County, was organized in 1748. The county was originally part of Baltimore County and Prince George's County. In 1776, two more counties were formed from Frederick County, which were Washington County, named for George Washington; and Montgomery County, named in honor of Richard Montgomery - the Revolutionary War General.

Walkersville and Nearby Attractions

  • Brunswick Railroad Museum
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Little Bennett Regional Park

Things To Do In Walkersville

The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine are nearby. Museums in the area include the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Monocacy National Battlefield, and the Boonsborough Museum of History. The Washington Monument State Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Little Bennett Regional Park, and Gambrill State Park offer recreational opportunities. Walkersville also hosts the Glade Valley Community Show every September.

Walkersville Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Walkersville Higher Education

The closest colleges to Walkersville include Frederick Community College, Western Maryland College, and Gettysburg College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Walkersville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Walkersville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Walkersville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Walkersville, Maryland

Comparing Walkersville 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
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Walkersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland
County Frederick
Standard Zip Codes 21793
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.486
Longitude -77.352

Walkersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 13.3 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
Distance 22.6 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
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Walkersville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,192 100%
Male 2,484 47.8%
Female 2,708 52.2%
Under 18 1,581 30.5%
18+ 3,611 69.5%
65+ 556 10.7%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.23
White 4,938 95.1%
African-American 101 1.9%
Asian 62 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 25 0.5%
Mixed Race 62 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 85 1.6%

Estimated Walkersville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,593
Growth 401
Growth % 7.7%

Walkersville 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
German 27.9%
US/American 12.1%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
Italian 8.2%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Scottish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Welsh 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Danish 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Greek 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Egyptian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Walkersville 5,192 $69,476
Frederick 52,767 $56,778
Middletown 2,668 $80,115
Myersville 1,382 $75,768
New Market 427 $67,292
Thurmont 5,588 $56,138
Woodsboro 846 $62,500
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Walkersville High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 75 students.

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