Myersville, Maryland facts for kids
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|Town of Myersville|
Main Street in Myersville
Location of Myersville, Maryland
|Country||United States of America|
|• 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)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,745.49/sq mi (673.71/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||301, 240|
|GNIS feature ID||0586126|
The town was incorporated in 1904.
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.
Myersville is located at(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.
|U.S. Decennial 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.
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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