Walkersville, Maryland

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Walkersville, Maryland
Town
Town of Walkersville
Location of Walkersville, Maryland
Location of Walkersville, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°29′5″N 77°20′56″W / 39.48472°N 77.34889°W / 39.48472; -77.34889Coordinates: 39°29′5″N 77°20′56″W / 39.48472°N 77.34889°W / 39.48472; -77.34889
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Area[1]
 • Total 4.36 sq mi (11.29 km2)
 • Land 4.35 sq mi (11.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 5,800
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 5,969
 • Density 1,333.3/sq mi (514.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21793
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-81275
GNIS feature ID 0588023
Website http://www.walkersville-md.com/

Walkersville is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,800 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Crum Road Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4] The Woodsboro and Frederick Turnpike Company Tollhouse was listed in 1979 and Harris Farm in 1994.[4]

Geography[edit]

Walkersville is located at 39°29′5″N 77°20′56″W / 39.48472°N 77.34889°W / 39.48472; -77.34889 (39.484846, -77.348943).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.36 square miles (11.29 km2), of which, 4.35 square miles (11.27 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 160
1890 255 59.4%
1900 359 40.8%
1910 582 62.1%
1920 596 2.4%
1930 623 4.5%
1940 731 17.3%
1950 761 4.1%
1960 1,020 34.0%
1970 1,269 24.4%
1980 2,228 75.6%
1990 4,145 86.0%
2000 5,192 25.3%
2010 5,800 11.7%
Est. 2014 6,058 [6] 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

The median income for a household in the town was $65,581, and the median income for a family was $69,476. Males had a median income of $47,309 versus $31,817 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,103. About 2.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,800 people, 2,094 households, and 1,583 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,333.3 inhabitants per square mile (514.8/km2). There were 2,206 housing units at an average density of 507.1 per square mile (195.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.0% White, 5.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 2,094 households of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the town was 40.6 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Community[edit]

There are four schools in the town of Walkersville: Glade Elementary, Walkersville Elementary, Walkersville Middle, and Walkersville High. The mascot of Glade Elementary is the Jaguar. The mascot of the other schools is the Walkersville Lion and the rival school are the Middletown Knights. There is also an Adult Education center on W. Frederick St., across from the middle school.

Some activities in Walkersville are participating in the Glade Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) where kids 5-18 can participate in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, poms and cheerleading. There are also active Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

There are four parks within the local area of Walkersville: Walkersville Community Park, Heritage Farm Park, Creamery Park, and Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park.[8]

Baseball fields, playground equipment and covered pavilion are found at the Creamery Park.

Walkersville has a fire hall, where various activities are held, including cookouts, auctions, and the annual Volunteer Fire Company Carnival which occurs over the week of July 4.

Town meetings are held at the Town Hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

The town also includes a variety of shops, including Safeway, Sheetz, Olde Towne Jewelers, and various others. Fast food establishments include McDonald's and Pizza Hut.

The Walkersville Southern Railroad offers regularly scheduled scenic train rides from the month of May through October.[9] The train was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad that was built in 1872.[10]

Walkersville is served by TransIt, the Frederick County bus system.

In May 2008, Walkersville commissioners passed Resolution 2008-4 becoming the second town in Maryland to adopt English as the town's official language.[11]

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. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Melanie. "Town of Walkersville- Parks & Recreation". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Melanie. "Walkersville Southern Railroad Schedule". Walkersville Southern Railroad. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Melanie. "Walkersville Southern Railroad Home". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Minutes: Walkersville Burgess & Commissioners Town Meeting. (May 28, 2008)