Overview

Introduction to Dundalk, Maryland

Dundalk is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Part of the Baltimore metropolitan area, Dundalk is situated only 7 miles east of Maryland's largest city. The community is surrounded by Interstate I-695 (the Beltway), Interstate I-95, and Maryland State Highways 20 and 150. Dundalk is the home of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).

Dundalk's origins go back to the year 1895, when Henry McShane relocated his world famous bell foundry to the area, shortly to be followed by the Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad, which needed a name for the local depot. The McShane family chose the name of Henry's birthplace (Dundalk, Ireland). In 1916, Bethlehem Steel Company purchased 1,000 acres of farmland in the area to develop housing for its shipyard workers. The Dundalk Company was organized to formulate a town and in 1917, Dundalk proper was founded. At the time of its formation, the new community had 62 houses, two stores, a post office, and a telephone exchange.

Attractions in and near Dundalk

The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum houses a permanent display depicting a living room of the late 1800s. A larger portion of the museum is devoted to continually changing exhibits of artifacts and photograph displays. A wide variety of programs, including tours, are also offered at the museum. The Dundalk Farmers market runs yearly beginning on the first Saturday in July and running through the last Saturday in October. Featured are vegetables, fruits, and nuts from local farmers and fresh bread and pastries from local bakers. Performing arts in Dundalk can be enjoyed at the Dundalk Community Theater, located on the CCBC campus.

There is also a wealth of attractions in the surrounding Greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Just a few of these are listed here:

  • Baltimore Maritime Museum: Located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, tours are offered of the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more
  • Baltimore Museum of Art: More than 90,000 pieces on display including works by Picasso, Matisse and Renoir
  • Maryland Science Center: Another Inner Harbor attraction features interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and an IMAX 3-D theater
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore: An aquatic wonderland of exotic and native Maryland species
  • Cascade Lake: Fishing, picnicking, and a swimming are with waterslides, a high-dive platform, and floating rafts
  • Babe Ruth Museum
  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  • The U.S. Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

The Greater Baltimore metro area is also a haven for fans of pro sports. The following teams all call Baltimore home:

  • Football: Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
  • Baseball: Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
  • Soccer: Baltimore Blast (MISL)
  • Basketball: Baltimore Pearls (ABA)
  • Lacrosse: Baltimore Bayhawks (MLL)

Demographics

People

Total Population62,516
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+27,959
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married38.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$35,809
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,433
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,666

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,287
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,073
Median House Value$142,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.1%
German22.3%
Irish17.5%
Polish11.2%
Italian9.5%
English5.2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Greek1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1%
African1%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.7%
Syrian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Dundalk Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baltimore County
Standard Zip Codes21222
Phone Area Codes4,10,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.26
Approximate Longitude-76.49

Dundalk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBALTIMORE CITY
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 68 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationTOWSON
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baltimore619,796$56,236
Columbia103,170$123,686
Owings Mills34,231$82,308
Rock Hall1,236$61,518
Towson58,766$116,578
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