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Overview

Introduction to Walkersville, Maryland

Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick county, is 5 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 41 miles W of Baltimore, Maryland.

Walkersville History

Walkersville, located in Frederick County, was organized in 1748. The county was originally part of Baltimore County and Prince George's County. In 1776, two more counties were formed from Frederick County, which were Washington County, named for George Washington; and Montgomery County, named in honor of Richard Montgomery - the Revolutionary War General.

Walkersville and Nearby Attractions

  • Brunswick Railroad Museum
  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Little Bennett Regional Park

Things To Do In Walkersville

The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine are nearby. Museums in the area include the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Monocacy National Battlefield, and the Boonsborough Museum of History. The Washington Monument State Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Little Bennett Regional Park, and Gambrill State Park offer recreational opportunities. Walkersville also hosts the Glade Valley Community Show every September.

Walkersville Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Walkersville Higher Education

The closest colleges to Walkersville include Frederick Community College, Western Maryland College, and Gettysburg College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,989
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+2,971
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$60,225
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$39,342
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,375
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,254
Median House Value$304,200

Ancestry

Irish18.9%
English15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
Italian6.4%
Polish4.3%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
German0.4%
Estonian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Walkersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Frederick County
Standard Zip Codes21793
Phone Area Codes301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.48
Approximate Longitude-77.35

Walkersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREDERICK POLICE BRKS
Distance6.5 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
StationCATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
Distance13.3 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
StationEISENHOWER NATL HIS SITE
Distance22.6 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
Frederick68,229$76,298
Middletown4,460$130,038
Myersville1,789$126,563
New Market1,133$118,333
Thurmont6,435$79,401
Woodsboro1,108$104,000

Walkersville Public Schools

Glade Elementary
9525 Glade Rd
ZIP: 21793
(240) 236-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Walkersville Elementary
83 W Frederick Street
ZIP: 21793
(240) 236-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Walkersville High
81 W Frederick Street
ZIP: 21793
(240) 236-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1063
Walkersville Middle
55 W Frederick Street
ZIP: 21793
(240) 236-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 789
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