Laytonsville, Maryland

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Laytonsville is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The population was 277 at the 2000 census. Laytonsville was originally known as Cracklintown. This name originated from the popular cracklin bread, which was baked in the locale. This recipe, essentially a bacon corn bread, also lent the entire area the name of Cracklin District. Laytonsville was incorporated in 1892. The mayor of Laytonsville has been Patrick Smith since 1996.



Laytonsville is located at 39°12′41″N 77°8′24″W / 39.21139°N 77.14°W / 39.21139; -77.14 (39.211256, -77.140134)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land. The town has more of a small town, rural character than nearby Olney, Maryland. There are a number of tracts of farmland on the outskirts, as well as numerous homes on large plots of land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 277 people, 103 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 282.4 people per square mile (109.1/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 109.1/sq mi (42.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.70% White, 6.86% African American and 1.44% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $75,000, and the median income for a family was $83,261. Males had a median income of $57,500 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,681. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line.

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