Taneytown, MD 

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+40.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

113 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.4

summer / winter

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Taneytown, MD

Taneytown, Maryland is a wonderful place to live; it has a small-town charm that many people appreciate and enjoy. Residents benefit from the close proximity to larger cities, such as Baltimore and Washington DC, while still enjoying the slower pace of life that living in a rural area offers. The town is home to several local businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and various other shops, making it easy for residents to get the necessities they need without having to drive long distances. The town also offers numerous recreational activities for families of all sizes and ages, such as hiking trails, parks and lakes for fishing or swimming. Overall, Taneytown is a great place to call home with its friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Large city - East-central Maryland along Chesapeake Bay, 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C..
State: Maryland
County: Carroll County
Metro Area: Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area
City: Taneytown
Zip Codes: 21787
Cost of Living: 13.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


The unemployment rate in Taneytown is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Taneytown jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Taneytown's cost of living is 13.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Taneytown's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Taneytown, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Carroll county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.0% to 36.3%. More Voting Stats

Taneytown's population is 7,183 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 34.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Taneytown is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.8%.

Taneytown public schools spend $13,792 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Taneytown. More Education

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Housing Market in Taneytown

It's a good time to buy in Taneytown. Home Appreciation is up 7.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Taneytown is .

Reviews for Taneytown   2 Reviews
Lisa - 7/5/2006
Wonderfull Parks, great neighbors, and a Main St community. Employment is good but cost of living and housing are very high. The local Library may be small but the... Read More

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Maryland is for Horses - 5/8/2006
Having lived in various areas throughout Maryland, I can say that Maryland supports its equestrian community fully. From showing to trails, Maryland offers an... Read More

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