Myersville, Maryland

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Myersville, Maryland
Town
Town of Myersville
Location of Myersville, Maryland
Location of Myersville, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639Coordinates: 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Area[1]
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,626
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,678
 • Density 1,594.1/sq mi (615.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21773
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-54875
GNIS feature ID 0586126

Myersville is a town in Frederick County, Maryland. The population was 1,626 at the 2010 United States Census.

History[edit]

The town was incorporated in 1904.[4]

The Peter of P. Grossnickel Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[5]

Capture of the D.C. snipers[edit]

In October 2002, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo who terrorized the region were apprehended at a rest stop along westbound I-70 in Myersville. The two were discovered when a truck driver recognized their car from police reports. The trucker used his rig to block the exit from the stop while he alerted police.

Geography[edit]

Myersville is located at 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639 (39.506627, -77.566271)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.[1] The Myersville area is the source of Catoctin Creek (Maryland) which roughly flows in a "C" loop pattern (northside to eastside to southside) just outside of the city limits.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,626 people, 531 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,594.1 inhabitants per square mile (615.5 /km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 542.2 per square mile (209.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.1% White, 2.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 531 households of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the town was 38.1 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census[7], there were 1,382 people, 439 households, and 378 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,704.9 per square mile (658.8/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 555.2 per square mile (214.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 0.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 439 households of which 57.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.44.

The age distribution was 38.7% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median household income was $72,639, and the median family income was $75,768. Males had a median income of $53,125 versus $38,295 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,207. About 0.5% of families and 0.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ Myersville history, Town of Myersville, Retrieved 12 December 2013
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.