- Eldersburg, Maryland
official_name = Eldersburg, Maryland
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Eldersburg, Maryland
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Carroll
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 109.1
area_land_km2 = 103.8
area_water_km2 = 5.3
area_total_sq_mi = 42.1
area_land_sq_mi = 40.1
area_water_sq_mi = 2.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 27741
population_density_km2 = 267.3
population_density_sq_mi = 692.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 196
elevation_ft = 643
latd = 39 |latm = 24 |lats = 3 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 57 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
Eldersburg is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The population was 27,741 at the 2000 census.
Eldersburg is named after John Elder [Kenny, Hamill, "The Place Names Of Maryland: Their Origin and Meaning" ISBN 978-0938420286] .
Eldersburg is located at coor dms|39|24|3|N|76|57|5|W|city (39.400802, -76.951475).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 42.1 square miles (109.1 km²), of which, 40.1 square miles (103.8 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²) of it (4.89%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 27,741 people, 9,138 households, and 7,502 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 692.2 people per square mile (267.3/km²). There were 9,382 housing units at an average density of 234.1/sq mi (90.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.63% White, 3.17% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 9,138 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,851, and the median income for a family was $75,848. Males had a median income of $51,473 versus $34,728 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $25,639. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
In 2007, Money Magazine ranked Eldersburg, MD in its "Top 100 Places to Live" [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2007/top100/index3.html] - ranking it 56th.
Eldersburg is served by many schools. Its Elementary Schools include
Eldersburg Elementary, Carrolltowne Elementary, Piney Ridge Elementary, Freedom Elementary School, and Linton Springs Elementary. The middle schools are Sykesville Middle Schooland Oklahoma Road Middle Schooland three high schools, Liberty High School, South Carroll High Schooland Century High School, span across Sykesville and Eldersburg.
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