Friendsville, Maryland facts for kids
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|• Total||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
|• Land||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,499 ft (457 m)|
|• Density||438.00/sq mi (169.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||301, 240|
|GNIS feature ID||0584517|
Friendsville is located at(39.662127, -79.405251).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all land. The Youghiogheny River flows through the town and is renowned by the whitewater kayaking/rafting community as the take-out for the famous Upper Yough run.
Friendsville is named after its first European settler, John Friend, who came to what is now Garrett County before the American Revolution. Many of Friend's descendants live in Garrett County today, and the headquarters and library of the Friend Family Association are in Friendsville because of this connection.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 491 people, 219 households, and 128 families living in the town. The population density was 539.6 inhabitants per square mile (208.3/km2). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 298.9 per square mile (115.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.6% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.2% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 219 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.6% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
The main mode of transportation to Friendsville is by road. Interstate 68 passes through the town, with access provided via an interchange at Maryland Route 42. Maryland Route 742 also serves Friendsville, following the old alignment of MD 42 through the center of town.
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