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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 5,966
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,061
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.3%
Median Earnings25+ $55,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $38,359
Median Earnings With High School Degree $50,208

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,672
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,170
Median House Value $308,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.6%
English 15.4%
Irish 16.7%

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

Notes:

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

Station FREDERICK POLICE BRKS
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
Station CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
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
Station EISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Frederick 66,646 $77,430
Middletown 4,396 $129,528
Myersville 1,859 $135,515
New Market 699 $114,000
Thurmont 6,333 $83,913
Woodsboro 1,202 $98,636
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WALKERSVILLE HIGH
81 FREDERICK STREET
240-236-7200
Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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44 FREDERICK ST B BLDG
240-236-8450
A Non-traditional School
Serves 75 students.

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