Woodsboro, Maryland

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Woodsboro, Maryland
Town
Town of Woodsboro
Motto: "Small Town Life at its Best!"[1]
Location of Woodsboro, Maryland
Location of Woodsboro, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°32′4″N 77°18′52″W / 39.53444°N 77.31444°W / 39.53444; -77.31444Coordinates: 39°32′4″N 77°18′52″W / 39.53444°N 77.31444°W / 39.53444; -77.31444
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Government
 • Burgess Gary Smith
Area[2]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,141
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,176
 • Density 1,607.0/sq mi (620.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21798
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-86750
GNIS feature ID 0591604
Website Woodsboro On-Line

Woodsboro is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States that was granted to Joseph Wood in 1693.[6] The population was 1,141 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named after Joseph Wood.[7] The LeGore Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and Woods Mill Farm was listed in 2007.[8]

In 1895, Dr. George F. Smith founded Rosebud Perfume Company in Woodsboro. Smith had eight children, and served as mayor of the town for 19 years.[9] The business has remained in the family, and as of 2012, was still producing its famous "Smith's Rosebud Salve," a lip gloss and salve originally known as tholene.[10][11][12] The products are shipped from company headquarters in Woodsboro; however, "the salve is manufactured and filled at Case Mason in Joppa, Md., and the tins are made in Baltimore."[13]

The Woodsboro Savings Bank, and several buildings associated with the three limestone quarries near the town are among the structures which have been considered for historic preservation.[14]

Government[edit]

Unlike most cities, the executive officer of Woodsboro, Maryland is called a burgess. The current executive officer of Woodsboro is Burgess Gary Smith.[15] Donald Trimmer, the previous burgess, stepped down in May 2009 after 16 years of serving in that post.[16] The first Burgess of Woodsboro was Dr. George F. Smith.[5]

Geography[edit]

Woodsboro is located at 39°32′4″N 77°18′52″W / 39.53444°N 77.31444°W / 39.53444; -77.31444 (39.534400, -77.314329).[17]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,141 people, 423 households, and 306 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,607.0 inhabitants per square mile (620.5/km2). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 623.9 per square mile (240.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.9% White, 3.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 423 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the town was 41.1 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[18] of 2000, there were 846 people, 273 households, and 229 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,230.9 people per square mile (473.4/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 429.2 per square mile (165.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.46% White, 0.24% African American, 0.59% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,000, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $45,250 versus $26,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,434. About 0.9% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of Woodsboro, Maryland". Town of Woodsboro, Maryland. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  5. ^ a b Hub, Roger (October 2013), "Woodsboro Days", Woodsboro Times (Woodsboro, MD) 1 (1): 1 
  6. ^ "Woodsboro, MD". Maryland Municipal League. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Woodsboro Maryland, MD". ePodunk. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  9. ^ "History". Rosebud Perfume Co. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  10. ^ Wagner, Sarah (2011-11-13). "Rosebud Salve - Made in USA, patented in 1908, Suddenly Trendy". USA Love List. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  11. ^ "Richard Bair Obituary". Tributes.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  12. ^ Vora, Stephanie (2012-11-12). "Old Standbys, New Stand-Ins - Classic Beauty Products That Still Deliver". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  13. ^ Krantz, Mali (2012-05-30). "Maryland firm soothes lips, skin worldwide". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  14. ^ "Chapter 5. Historic Preservation. Burgess & Commissioner’s Public Hearing Draft - Woodsboro Comprehensive Plan". 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  15. ^ Gina Gallucci-White (2009-06-10). "New Woodsboro burgess takes over for Trimmer". The Frederick News-Post Online. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  16. ^ Gina Gallucci-White (2009-01-30). "Trimmer won't seek re-election as burgess". The Frederick News-Post Online. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  17. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  18. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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