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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Sykesville is approximately 4,417 (2007), 4436 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,420 (2000), 1409 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sykesville is 3.322 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sykesville is 1.60 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sykesville to Washington DC is 32 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 38 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sykesville is positioned 39.37 degrees north of the equator and 76.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sykesville elevation is 541 feet above sea level.
Sykesville median income is $ 91,467 (2007).
The Sykesville median home price is $ 402,558 (2007).


in north-central Maryland about 12 miles from Ellicott City and about 25 miles from Baltimore. Other nearby communities include EldersburgRandallstown, Reisterstown, Mount Airy, Owings Mills, Columbia and Westminster.
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History & History Related Items

Sykesville was built on a portion of the former Springfield Estate belonging to William Patterson. His son, George, sold land to James Sykes of Baltimore. He remodeled the local mill and built a five story hotel. As more people came, the town began to grow and was eventually named for Sykes. A devastating flood in 1868 washed out most of the town, but was rebuilt on the other side of the river. Sykesville was incorporated in 1904. Though hardhit in the Great Depression of the 1930's, World War II brought the town out of its slump and it began to grow again.

Here is a history links page for Sykesville.
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The incorporation of Sykesville



Little Sykes Railway Park
A 12" gauge train for children open from May through October each Saturday.
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Sykesville City Government

The Town of Sykesville
7547 Main Street
Sykesville, MD 21784
Phone: 410-795-8959

Sykesville Chamber

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

Sykesville Community News

The Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville.
Local Newspaper

Sykesville Organizations

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

Sykesville Schools

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


The population of Sykesville was:
1990 - 2,303
2000 - 4,197
2007 - 4,417

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 870
2000 - 1,420

Median age:
2000 - 33.6 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 66,551
2007 - $ 91,467

Median house value:
2000 - $ 177,000
2007 - $ 402,558

Sykesville is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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