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Taneytown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Taneytown had a population of 6,939 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Taneytown is located at latitude 39.6563 and longitude -77.1688 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taneytown (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Taneytown (GNIS ID: 2390661) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Taneytown is located within District 1, Taneytown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taneytown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taneytown: Taney Town, Tawneytown.

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Taneytown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,939
Daytime Population: Workers 1,951
Daytime Population: Residents 3,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 6,890
Population in Familes 5,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 2,287
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $74,192
Average Household Income $84,001
Per Capita Income $30,410


Total Housing Units 2,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,923 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 574 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $261,920
Average Home Value $273,882


Total Households 2,498
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,875
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.46%
Households 0.36% 0.42%
Families 0.46% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Taneytown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taneytown to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 164 69th
Population Density # 166 68th
Diversity Index # 367 29th
Median Household Income # 223 57th
Per Capita Income # 309 41st

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