Trappe, Maryland

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Trappe is a town in Talbot County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,146 at the 2000 census. The local telephone exchange is 476 and the area code is 410. The zipcode is 21673.

Founding Father John Dickinson was born in Trappe, as was Baseball Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker. John Eisenhower lives in Trappe.

On April 4, 2007, a small plane crashed into a field in Trappe, killing the private pilot and his two passengers. The aircraft had left White Plains, New York and was heading for North Carolina, when it enouuntered an area of intense thunderstorm activity. The left wing departed the ship while deviating around the area of bad weather. The NTSB determined the cause of the crash was "The pilot's improper decision to fly into an area of thunderstorms, which resulted in a loss of aircraft control and subsequent in-flight breakup. Contributing to the accident was the thunderstorm."


Trappe is located at 38°39′36″N 76°3′29″W / 38.66°N 76.05806°W / 38.66; -76.05806 (38.659870, -76.058053)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,146 people, 425 households, and 328 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,387.9 people per square mile (533.1/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 545.0/sq mi (209.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.34% White, 23.39% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 1.05% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 425 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.2% 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 2.70 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

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