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Myersville, Maryland
Town of Myersville
Main Street in Myersville
Main Street in Myersville
Location of Myersville, Maryland
Location of Myersville, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639Coordinates: 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Incorporated 1904
Area
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
673 ft (205 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,626
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,838
 • Density 1,745.49/sq mi (673.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21773
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-54875
GNIS feature ID 0586126

Myersville is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,626 at the 2010 United States Census.

History

The town was incorporated in 1904.

The Peter of P. Grossnickel Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Capture of the D.C. snipers

In October 2002, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo who terrorized the region were apprehended at a rest stop along westbound I-70 in Myersville. The two were discovered when a truck driver recognized their car from police reports. The trucker used his rig to block the exit from the stop while he alerted police.

Geography

Myersville is located at 39°30′24″N 77°33′59″W / 39.50667°N 77.56639°W / 39.50667; -77.56639 (39.506627, -77.566271).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land. The Myersville area is the source of Catoctin Creek (Maryland) which roughly flows in a "C" loop pattern (northside to eastside to southside) just outside the city limits.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 139
1880 138 −0.7%
1910 240
1920 239 −0.4%
1930 262 9.6%
1940 310 18.3%
1950 250 −19.4%
1960 355 42.0%
1970 450 26.8%
1980 432 −4.0%
1990 464 7.4%
2000 1,382 197.8%
2010 1,626 17.7%
2019 (est.) 1,838 13.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,626 people, 531 households, and 437 families living in the town. The population density was 1,594.1 inhabitants per square mile (615.5/km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 542.2 per square mile (209.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.1% White, 2.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 531 households, of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the town was 38.1 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Transportation

The main method of transport to and from Myersville is by road. The main highway that serves the town is Interstate 70, which heads eastward from Myersville to Baltimore and westward to Pittsburgh. Access to Myersville is provided via an interchange with Maryland Route 17, the other highway directly serving the town, which serves western Frederick County on a north–south alignment. U.S. Route 40 passes just to the northeast of the town limits and provides an alternative to I-70 for east–west travelers.

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