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Randallstown, Maryland
Historic Choate House in Randallstown.
Historic Choate House in Randallstown.
Location of Randallstown, Maryland
Location of Randallstown, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
 • Total 10.24 sq mi (26.51 km2)
 • Land 10.22 sq mi (26.48 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
577 ft (176 m)
 • Total 33,655
 • Density 3,292.41/sq mi (1,271.20/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-64950
GNIS feature ID 0591095

Randallstown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is named after Christopher and Thomas Randall, two 18th-century tavern-keepers. At that time, Randallstown was a tollgate crossroads on the Liberty Turnpike, a major east–west thoroughfare. Today it is a suburb of Baltimore, with a population of 32,430 as of the 2010 census. In the 1990s, Randallstown transitioned to a majority African American community, and is currently notable for its broad ethnic diversity.

Choate House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.


Randallstown is located at 39°22′31″N 76°47′48″W / 39.37528°N 76.79667°W / 39.37528; -76.79667 (39.375272, -76.796621).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (27 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 33,655
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 30,870 people, 11,379 households, and 8,147 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,996.1 people per square mile (1,157.2/km2). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 1,155.0 per square mile (446.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.11% African American, 23.18% White, 0.20% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population. 6% of Randallstown's residents were Sub-Saharan African, 5% German, 3% African, 3% West Indian, 3% Irish, 2% Russian, 2% English, 2% Nigerian, 2% Polish, 2% Italian, and 2% Jamaican.

There were 11,379 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,686, and the median income for a family was $59,789. Males had a median income of $39,455 versus $36,020 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,059. About 5.2% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


Randallstown was founded in the 1700s by two brothers from England, Thomas and Christopher Randall. They introduced a tavern on Liberty Road serving travelers. In 1880, Randallstown had a population of 100.



Some major roads in Randallstown are:

Public transportation

While Randallstown was at one time the planned terminus for the Baltimore Metro Subway, the line was ultimately built to nearby Owings Mills. Though no stops on the line are actually in Randallstown, the three stops in Baltimore County are all within a close drive of the Randallstown area.

Bus service in Randallstown is available on the Maryland Transit Administration's bus routes 54 and 77. There is no bus link between Randallstown and nearby Carroll County, in part due to longstanding opposition to inter-county public transit from Carroll County officials and residents.

Notable people

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