Walkersville, Maryland
Walkersville is a town in Frederick County
Frederick County, Maryland
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, Maryland
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, United States
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. The population was 5,805 per the 2010 census.


Crum Road Bridge
Crum Road Bridge
The Crum Road Bridge is a historic bridge near Walkersville, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It spans Israel Creek southeast of Walkersville. The bridge is an iron bowstring pony truss bridge that is 62 feet in length and 15.8 feet in width...

 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
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 in 1978. The Woodsboro and Frederick Turnpike Company Tollhouse
Woodsboro and Frederick Turnpike Company Tollhouse
The Woodsboro and Frederick Turnpike Company Tollhouse is a historic toll house located at Walkersville, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-story brick structure over a stone foundation, with a small interior end chimney at each gable end...

 was listed in 1979 and Harris Farm
Harris Farm (Walkersville, Maryland)
Harris Farm is a historic home and farm complex located at Walkersville, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The main house was built in 1855, and is a three-story center plan house in predominantly late Greek Revival syle, with some Italianate elements...

 in 1994.


Walkersville is located at 39°29′5"N 77°20′56"W (39.484846, -77.348943).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²).Nearly all of it is land. Only 0.23% is water.


As of the census
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of 2010, there were 5,805 people, 1,750 households, and 1,412 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,200.0 people per square mile (463.0/km²). There were 1,793 housing units at an average density of 414.4 per square mile (159.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 1.95% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.48% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 1,750 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples
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 living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,581, and the median income for a family was $69,476. Males had a median income of $47,309 versus $31,817 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town was $24,103. About 2.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.


There are four schools in the town of Walkersville: Glade Elementary, Walkersville Elementary, Walkersville Middle, and Walkersville High. The mascot of Glade Elementary is the Jaguar. The mascot of the other schools is the Walkersville Lion and the rival school are the Middletown Knights. There is also an Adult Education center on W. Frederick St., across from the middle school.

Some activities in Walkersville are participating in the Glade Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) where kids 5-18 can participate in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, poms and cheerleading. There are also active Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

There are four parks within the local area of Walkersville: Walkersville Community Park, Heritage Farm Park, Creamery Park, and Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park.

Baseball fields, playground equipment and covered pavilion are found at the Creamery Park.

Walkersville has a fire hall, where various activities are held, including cookouts, auctions, and the annual Volunte er Fire Company Carnival which occurs over the week of July 4.

Town meetings are held at the Town Hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

The town also includes a variety of shops, including Safeway
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, Sheetz
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, Olde Towne Jewelers, and various others. Fast food establishments include McDonald's
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 and Pizza Hut
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The Walkersville Southern Railroad offers regularly scheduled scenic train rides from the month of May through October. The train was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad that was built in 1872.

Walkersville is served by TransIt
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, the Frederick County bus system.

In May 2008, Walkersville commissioners passed Resolution 2008-4 becoming the second town in Maryland to adopt English as the town's official language.
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