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Friendsville, Maryland
Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Garrett County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Friendsville Highlighted.svg
Country United States
State Maryland
County Garrett
Incorporated 1902
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 438
 • Density 438.00/sq mi (169.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21531
Area codes 301, 240
FIPS code 24-30850
GNIS feature ID 0584517

Friendsville is a town in Garrett County, Maryland, United States. The population was 491 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Friendsville is located at 39°39′44″N 79°24′19″W / 39.66222°N 79.40528°W / 39.66222; -79.40528 (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.

History

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 466
1920 408 −12.4%
1930 494 21.1%
1940 569 15.2%
1950 607 6.7%
1960 580 −4.4%
1970 566 −2.4%
1980 511 −9.7%
1990 577 12.9%
2000 539 −6.6%
2010 491 −8.9%
2020 438 −10.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Transportation

2021-08-02 11 00 30 View west along Interstate 68 (National Freeway) at Exit 4 (Maryland State Route 42, Friendsville) in Friendsville, Garrett County, Maryland
I-68 westbound at MD 42 in Friendsville

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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