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Walkersville, Maryland
—  Town  —
Location of Walkersville, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°29′5″N 77°20′56″W / 39.48472°N 77.34889°W / 39.48472; -77.34889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Frederick
Area
 - Total 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 - Land 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,192
 - Density 1,200.0/sq mi (463.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21793
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-81275
GNIS feature ID 0588023

Walkersville is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,192 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²).Nearly all of it is land. Only 0.23% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,192 people, 1,750 households, and 1,412 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,200.0 people per square mile (463.0/km²). There were 1,793 housing units at an average density of 414.4/sq mi (159.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 1.95% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 1,750 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

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.

Community

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, soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, poms and cheerleading. There are also active Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

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.

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://www.walkersville-md.com/meetings/Mtgmin052808.htm

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