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Overview

Introduction to Taneytown, Maryland

Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll county, is 21 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 38 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland.

Taneytown History

Taneytown was originally inhabited by the Tuscarora Indians who used the area as their hunting ground. The town was founded in 1754 by European settlers from Germany and Pennsylvania. Taneytown was named in honor of Raphael Taney, who designed the town layout. It was also the first city of Maryland to make English their official language.

Taneytown and Nearby Attractions

  • Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Cunningham Falls State Park
  • Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield

Things To Do In Taneytown

Taneytown has several parks including the Roth Recreational Park, Taneytown Memorial Park, and Roberts Mill Park. The Taneytown Historic District is another place to visit, and for those looking to shop, Taneytown Shopping Center is available. Grace United Church of Christ, Taneytown Presbyterian Church, and Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church are some of the local churches. Cunningham Falls State Park, Caledonia State Park, and Gambrill State Park offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

Taneytown Transportation

Flights are available from Harrisburg International Airport.

Taneytown Higher Education

The closest colleges to Taneytown are Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, and Western Maryland College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,755
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,315
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$37,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,534
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,477

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,676
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,007
Median House Value$240,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.4%
English8.9%
Irish6.7%
Italian4.4%
Polish4%
Scottish2.2%
African2.2%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch1.9%
Canadian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Lithuanian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Taneytown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes21787
Phone Area Codes410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.65
Approximate Longitude-77.16

Taneytown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEMMITSBURG 2 SE
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationEISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationCATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Emmitsburg2,986$72,750
New Windsor1,287$79,423
Thurmont6,435$79,401
Union Bridge880$61,625
Westminster18,665$78,086
Woodsboro1,108$104,000

Taneytown Public Schools

Northwest Middle
99 Kings Drive
ZIP: 21787
(410) 751-3270
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
Taneytown Elementary
100 Kings Drive
ZIP: 21787
(410) 751-3260
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
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