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Overview

Introduction to Thurmont, Maryland

Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick county, is 14 miles N of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 48 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland.

Thurmont History

Thurmont, which was established in 1751, was originally named Mechanicstown, until the state legislature changed it to Thurmont on January 18, 1894. The town, which was founded by Jacob Weller, is located in Frederick Country, which was created in 1748. The county was formed out of Prince George's and Baltimore Counties.

Thurmont and Nearby Attractions

  • Mountain Gate Plaza Shopping Center
  • Cunningham Falls State Park
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • Gambrill State Park
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
  • Catoctin Furnace

Things To Do In Thurmont

Thurmont provides various recreational opportunities. One can visit the Cunningham Falls State Park, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, and the Catoctin Mountain Park. The Catoctin Furnace is also worth visiting. The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine are less than half an hour's drive away. Thurmont also celebrates the Catoctin Colorfest every year in October.

Thurmont Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Thurmont Higher Education

Frederick Community College, Western Maryland College, and Gettysburg College are only a few miles away.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,435
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,284
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.1%
Median Earnings25+$43,945
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,401
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$883
Median House Value$238,800

Ancestry

German28.7%
Irish20.3%
Italian11.7%
English9.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.9%
Polish3.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Russian1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Thurmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Frederick County
Standard Zip Codes21788
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.62
Approximate Longitude-77.4

Thurmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
Distance4.3 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
StationFREDERICK POLICE BRKS
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationEISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
Distance15.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Emmitsburg2,986$72,750
Myersville1,789$126,563
Smithsburg2,999$89,375
Taneytown6,755$78,676
Walkersville5,989$100,375
Woodsboro1,108$104,000

Thurmont Public Schools

Catoctin High
14745 Sabillasville Rd
ZIP: 21788
(240) 236-8100
High
Total Enrollment 922
Lewistown Elementary
11119 Hessong Bridge Rd
ZIP: 21788
(240) 236-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 155
Thurmont Elementary
805 E Main St
ZIP: 21788
(240) 236-0900
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Thurmont Middle
408 E Main St
ZIP: 21788
(240) 236-5100
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Thurmont Primary
7989 Rocky Ridge Rd
ZIP: 21788
(240) 236-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 382

Thurmont Private Schools

Pioneer Baptist Church School
13802 Long Rd
ZIP: 21788
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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