Taneytown, Maryland

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Taneytown (TAW-nee-town) is a city in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,128 at the 2000 census. Taneytown was founded in 1754. Of the town George Washington once wrote "Tan-nee town is but a small place with only the Street through wch. the road passes, built on. The buildings are principally of wood." Taneytown has a history museum that displays the history of the town for visitors and citizens to see.



Taneytown is located at 39°39′26″N 77°10′14″W / 39.65722°N 77.17056°W / 39.65722; -77.17056 (39.657099, -77.170627)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,128 people, 1,786 households, and 1,387 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,781.1 people per square mile (687.5/km²). There were 1,848 housing units at an average density of 641.9/sq mi (247.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 1.74% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 1,786 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

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