Fallston, Maryland

Coordinates: 39°31′55″N 76°26′17″W / 39.53194°N 76.43806°W / 39.53194; -76.43806
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Fallston, Maryland
Location of Fallston, Maryland
Location of Fallston, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°31′55″N 76°26′17″W / 39.53194°N 76.43806°W / 39.53194; -76.43806
CountryUnited States
 • Total14.02 sq mi (36.32 km2)
 • Land14.00 sq mi (36.26 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
466 ft (142 m)
 • Total9,306
 • Density664.81/sq mi (256.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)410, 443
FIPS code24-27700
GNIS feature ID0584343

Fallston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harford County, Maryland, United States. The population was 8,958 at the 2010 census,[2] up from 8,427 in 2000. Fallston is a semi-rural community consisting mostly of farms and suburban-like developments.


Fallston is located in western Harford County at 39°31′55″N 76°26′17″W / 39.53194°N 76.43806°W / 39.53194; -76.43806 (39.532006, −76.438021).[3] It is bordered to the south by Baltimore County and to the northeast by the Bel Air North CDP. The Little Gunpowder Falls river forms the southern border of the Fallston CDP and the county line, while Winters Run forms the border with Bel Air North.[4]

Maryland Route 152 is the main road through Fallston, leading southeast 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 95 at Exit 74 and northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Maryland Route 146 near Jarrettsville. The original community of Fallston is in the southeastern part of the CDP on Old Fallston Road just southwest of MD 152, and the CDP extends northwest along MD 152 to Hess Road and Engle Road. Maryland Route 165 passes through the west side of the Fallston CDP, crossing MD 152 at Upper Crossroads, and leads north 4 miles (6 km) to Jarrettsville and south four miles to Baldwin in Baltimore County. Fallston is 30 miles (48 km) northeast of downtown Baltimore via MD 152 and I-95.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Fallston CDP has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36.3 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.20%, are water.[2]

Bon Air, Little Falls Meetinghouse and Rockdale are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 8,427 people, 2,875 households, and 2,550 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 600.9 inhabitants per square mile (232.0/km2). There were 2,906 housing units at an average density of 207.2 per square mile (80.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.33% White, 0.76% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races including Hispanic or Latino.

There were 2,875 households, out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.3% were non-families. 9.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $84,296, and the median income for a family was $87,686. Males had a median income of $62,112 versus $37,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,093. About 2.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable areas[edit]

Despite being mostly residential, the Humane Society of Harford County is located here.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fallston CDP, Maryland". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2017.[dead link]
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "TIGERweb: Fallston CDP, Maryland". Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.