Overview

Introduction to Mount Airy, Maryland

Mount Airy, Maryland, in Frederick county, is 14 miles E of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 28 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland.

Mount Airy History

Mount Airy was founded in 1830. Its first house was built by Henry Bussard. Originally served by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the towns' name was suggested by an Irish man, who worked for the railroad. The Ridge Presbyterian Church was established in 1846. Mount Airy, which grew considerably in the period leading up to the 1890s, is located partially in Carroll County, which was created in 1837 and partially in Frederick County, which was established in 1748.

Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions

  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Brunswick Railroad Museum
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Sandy Spring Slave Museum
  • Balls Bluff Regional Park

Things To Do In Mount Airy

Those interested in history may visit the Laurel Museum, the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Sandy Spring Museum, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park. The Monocacy National Battlefield is an important historical site located near the town. The Watkins Park, Prospect Avenue Park, Mount Airy Historic District, and Mount Airy Carnival Grounds are located in the town. Two local shopping centers are the Mount Airy Shopping Center and the Twin Arch Shopping Center. Local celebrations include Fall Festival and May Fest.

Mount Airy Transportation

Flights are available from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Mount Airy Higher Education

Western Maryland College, Howard Community College, and Montgomery College are all close to Mount Airy.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,395
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+5,135
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50%
Median Earnings25+$65,056
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,205

Wealth

Median Family Income$134,856
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,602
Median House Value$368,500

Ancestry

German25.3%
Irish19.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
English10%
Italian8.7%
Polish6.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish1.8%
West Indian1.5%
Russian1.1%
Jamaican1%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.8%
African0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Basque0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
British0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Mount Airy Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyFrederick County
Standard Zip Codes21771
Phone Area Codes2,40,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.37
Approximate Longitude-77.15

Mount Airy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationUNIONVILLE
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationWESTMINSTER POL BRKS
Distance15 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
StationWOODSTOCK
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Laytonsville367$150,714
New Market1,295$136,875
New Windsor1,341$87,750
Sykesville3,944$124,353
Union Bridge828$64,286
Walkersville6,095$105,483

Mount Airy Public Schools

Mount Airy Elementary
405 N Main St
ZIP: 21771
(410) 751-3540
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Mount Airy Middle
102 Watersville Rd
ZIP: 21771
(410) 751-3554
Middle
Total Enrollment 607

Mount Airy Private Schools

Cornerstone Academy
17455 Old Frederick Rd
ZIP: 21771
Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Hopewell Mennonite School
14910 Harrisville Rd
ZIP: 21771
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Little Travelers Daycare & Learning Center
13868 Old Annapolis Rd
ZIP: 21771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Mount Airy Christian Academy
16700 Old Frederick Rd
ZIP: 21771
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 373
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