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Carroll County


A Great Place to Live, A Great Place to Work, A Great Place to Play

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The Cities and communities of Carroll County, Maryland *


Carrollton, Carrolltowne



Finksburg, Frizzelburg

Gamber, Gaither, Greenmount

Hampstead, Harney, Henryton



Lineboro, Linwood, Louisville

Manchester, Marriottsville (portion), Middleburg, Millers, Mount Airy

New Windsor


Silver Run, Sykesville


Union Bridge, Union Mills, Uniontown

Westminster, Woodbine (portion), Woodstock (portion)


*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Carroll County, Maryland

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Carroll County Official website

Carroll County Government
Government information for the county

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1990 - 123,372
2000 - 150,897
2005 - 167,850
2007 - 169,220

Housing Units:
2000 - 54,260

2000 - 337 persons per square mile

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a rural area not far from the battlefields of Gettysburg, PA, the historic city of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Neighboring areas:
Northeast - York County, Pennsylvania
East - Baltimore County
South - Howard County
West - Frederick County
Northwest - Adams County, Pennsylvania

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The county has higher annual snowfall and colder winter temperatures than the southern portion of the state which is much milder year-round.

Here is a current weather page for the county

Annual precipitation: 42 inches
Annual snowfall: 35.7 inches
Summer average temperature: 73.7 degrees F.
Winter average temperature: 34.0 degrees F.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $60,021
2007 - $82,492

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $23,829
2005 - $36,874

Median house value:
2000 - $163,300
2007 - $371,400

Median age:
2000 - 36.9 years

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The county was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton who was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was created in 1837 from portions of Baltimore and Frederick Counties.

Francis Scott Key, of Star Spangled Banner fame, was born here on his family's plantation, Terra Rubra.

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Total Area: 452 square miles
Land Area: 449 square miles
Water Area: 3 square miles

Elevation: 300 to 1,000 feet above sea level

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A Carroll County Genealogy page
The Political Graveyard for Carroll County
GenWeb page for Carroll County

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Carroll County Public Library
New Windsor, Maryland 21776
Phone: 410.386.4488

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Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster Maryland 21157
Phone: 410.751.3000

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-386-8000, or
1-888-221-9748 toll free in Maryland

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Phone: 410-848-7000

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Carroll County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Tourism Council of Carroll County
210 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-848-1388
Toll-free: 800-272-1933

Carroll County Arts Council
91 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-848-7272

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 871
Westminster, MD 2115
Phone: 410.848.9050

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Attractions & Other Information

Carroll County Tourism

Carroll County Farm Museum
500 South Center Street
Westminster, Maryland

Carroll County Airport

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This page was created 12 July 2003