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Overview

Introduction to Hampstead, Maryland

Hampstead, Maryland, in Carroll county, is 19 miles NW of Towson, Maryland and 24 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland.

Hampstead History

Hampstead was originally known as the Village of Spring Garden. It was initially a stage-line stop between Baltimore and Carlisle. English immigrants were the first permanent European settlers in the area, and the town was renamed after Hampstead, England. The first school in the town was built in 1800. The first railroad entered the area in 1879. Hampstead was incorporated in 1888.

Hampstead and nearby Attractions

  • Hampstead Skate Park
  • Carroll County Farm Museum
  • National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Cylburn Arboretum

Things To Do In Hampstead

The Homewood House Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass, and the Fire Museum of Maryland are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Codorus State Park offers facilities for camping, boating, swimming, and hiking. North Carroll Library is the local library.

Hampstead Transportation

Air transportation is available from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Hampstead Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Western Maryland College, Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,352
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+3,366
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,850
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,938

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,337
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$234,800

Ancestry

Irish21%
English12.8%
Italian10.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7%
Polish4.2%
Greek2.8%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish1.9%
Russian1.9%
Welsh1.4%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.2%
German0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Hampstead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes21074
Phone Area Codes410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.61
Approximate Longitude-76.85

Hampstead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWESTMINSTER POL BRKS
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationMILLERS 4 NE
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationHANOVER
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Manchester4,814$105,054
New Windsor1,287$79,423
Owings Mills33,332$79,494
Sykesville3,940$118,609
Union Bridge880$61,625
Westminster18,665$78,086

Hampstead Public Schools

Hampstead Elementary
3737 Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 21074
(410) 751-3420
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
North Carroll High
1400 Panther Dr
ZIP: 21074
(410) 751-3450
High
Total Enrollment 720
North Carroll Middle
2401 Hanover Pike
ZIP: 21074
(410) 751-3440
Middle
Total Enrollment 583
Shiloh Middle
3675 Willow St
ZIP: 21074
(410) 386-4570
Middle
Total Enrollment 642
Spring Garden Elementary
700 Boxwood Dr
ZIP: 21074
(410) 751-3433
Primary
Total Enrollment 558

Hampstead Private Schools

Hannah More At North Carroll High School
1400 Panther Dr
ZIP: 21074
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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