Discovery-Spring Garden, Maryland

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Population in July 2007: 2,463.
Males: 1,208  (49.1%)
Females: 1,255  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Maryland median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 21793.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $75,672 (it was $50,656 in 2000)
Discovery-Spring Garden:

$75,672
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,538 (it was $18,704 in 2000)

Discovery-Spring Garden CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $256,973 (it was $125,600 in 2000)
Discovery-Spring Garden:

$256,973
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $339,699; Detached houses: $369,078; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,152; In 2-unit structures: $114,112; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,549; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $323,468; Mobile homes: $72,852
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  • Races in Discovery-Spring Garden, MD (2000)

    Discovery-Spring Garden races chart
    • 1,88987.8%White alone
    • 1627.5%Black alone
    • 341.6%Hispanic
    • 331.5%Two or more races
    • 271.3%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 20.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

Races in Discovery-Spring Garden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Discovery-Spring Garden: 129.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (16.4%), English (10.1%), United States (8.8%), Italian (5.4%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 2,585 people per square mile   (average).

Discovery-Spring Garden,MD real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Discovery-Spring Garden CDP:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

122 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 1.8% Latin America).

This place:

5.7%
Maryland:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Discovery-Spring Garden CDP:  0.9% ($1,091)
Maryland:  1.2% ($1,782)
Discovery-Spring Garden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (4.1 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (41.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (123.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Walkersville, MD (1.3 miles ), Clover Hill, MD (1.9 miles ), Frederick, MD (2.0 miles ), Linganore-Bartonsville, MD (2.1 miles ), Bartonsville, MD (2.2 miles ), District 20, Lewistown, MD (2.3 miles ), Woodsboro, MD (2.3 miles ), Libertytown, MD (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.46 N, Longitude: 77.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 301

Property values in Discovery-Spring Garden, MD

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Discovery-Spring Garden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Discovery-Spring Garden, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Discovery-Spring Garden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Discovery-Spring Garden place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/19/1996, a category F3 tornado 20.5 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Discovery-Spring Garden-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Discovery-Spring Garden center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Discovery-Spring Garden center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 347.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Frederick County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Discovery-Spring Garden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • GLADE VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WALKERSVILLE, MD)
  • FREEDOM HOME DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)
  • HOMEWOOD AT CRUMLAND FARMS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)
  • DAVITA - FREDERICK (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)
  • NORTHAMPTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)
  • FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSP HHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)
  • COLLEGE VIEW CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FREDERICK, MD)

Amtrak station near Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • 5 miles: FREDERICK (GREYHOUND STA., 27 E. ALL SAINTS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • Frederick Community College (about 4 miles; Frederick, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,798)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 15 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 21 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Carroll Community College (about 21 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • McDaniel College (about 21 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Shepherd University (about 24 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Gettysburg College (about 27 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • This is not a town or village; Discovery and Spring Garden are small developments that were never annexed into the Town of Walkersville (which surrounds them) because the developers refused to install street lights and sidewalks.

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Frederick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 89.6. This is about average.

City:

89.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.71
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  83.8%
Whole state:  69.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

8.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.2%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Maryland average:

12.7

Discovery-Spring Garden travel time to work - commute Discovery-Spring Garden mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Discovery-Spring Garden CDP (based on Frederick County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,92312
Mainline Protestant34,107110
Evangelical Protestant21,401113
Other3,90119
Black Protestant9315
Orthodox5452
None135,577-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Frederick County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Frederick County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Frederick County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 126
Here:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Frederick County:

26.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.4%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.5%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Discovery-Spring Garden:

19.7%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Discovery-Spring Garden:

8.0%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Discovery-Spring Garden:

6.9
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Discovery-Spring Garden:

30.6%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

59.3%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Discovery-Spring Garden:

81.2%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Discovery-Spring Garden, MD Residents

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,240 average AGI)
Frederick County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, MD  1.53% ($66,681 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.52% ($45,063)
from Carroll County, MD  0.30% ($55,350)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,117 average AGI)
Frederick County:

0.13%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, MD  0.98% ($51,375 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.83% ($42,546)
to Carroll County, MD  0.22% ($43,525)

Strongest AM radio stations in Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Discovery-Spring Garden:

  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$251,9804$218,69022$222,5942$67,5001$78,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$239,1500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$212,0200$09$269,3071$37,4100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$136,0901$126,4705$246,0401$41,6800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$196,0400$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7514.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$177,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$210,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7514.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Discovery-Spring Garden compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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