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Population in 2010: 55,197. Population change since 2000: +6.6%
Males: 25,294  (45.8%)
Females: 29,903  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21204, 21252.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,212 (it was $53,775 in 2000)
Towson:

$70,212
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,984

Towson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $313,292 (it was $155,800 in 2000)
Towson:

$313,292
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $435,689; Detached houses: $536,289; Townhouses or other attached units: $272,867; In 2-unit structures: $429,248; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $515,391; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,080

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,233.

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  • White alone - 42,660 (76.4%)
  • Black alone - 6,276 (11.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3,566 (6.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2,080 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1,081 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 120 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 23 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Towson: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (14.6%), English (10.7%), United States (7.1%), Italian (5.7%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 3,931 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Towson:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Towson CDP:

  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

6,050 residents are foreign born (3.3% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

This place:  10.8%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Towson, Maryland as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Towson to the number of sex offenders is 3,450 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,206 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,896 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (5.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (88.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lutherville, MD (1.5 miles ), Hampton, MD (1.5 miles ), Lutherville-Timonium, MD (1.7 miles ), Timonium, MD (1.8 miles ), Parkville, MD (1.8 miles ), Mays Chapel, MD (1.9 miles ), Carney, MD (2.1 miles ), Pikesville, MD (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +35,687 (+63.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 7,674 (29.8%)

Area codes: 410, 443

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Lawyers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Average climate in Towson, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Towson-area historical tornado activity is above Maryland state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Towson place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 tornado 16.3 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Towson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 71.6 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 72.1 miles away from Towson center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baltimore County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Divine (actor) - Dance musician, Kimmie Meissner - Figure skater, Glen Milstead, Kevin Huntley (lacrosse) - Lacrosse player, Andrew Combs - Lacrosse player, Spencer Ford - Lacrosse player, Matt Stevenson - College basketball player (Drexel Dragons), Bill Stromberg - Football player.

Main business address for: AMERICASBANK CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), BLACK & DECKER CORP (METALWORKING MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT).


Hospitals/medical centers in Towson:

  • DULANEY TOWSON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 113 WEST ROAD)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, 1001 CROMWELL BRIDGE ROAD, SUITE 300)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME CARE OF BA (Home Health Center, 200 E JAPPA ROAD)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME CARE/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 302 EAST JOPPA ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF BALTIMORE (Hospital, 555 WEST TOWSONTOWN BOULEVARD)
  • PLASTIC SRGY CNTR DR BALLESTEROS (Hospital, 120 SISTER PIERRE DR)
  • SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, 7601 OSLER DRIVE)
  • SHEPPARD ENOCH PRATT HOSPITAL, THE (Hospital, 6501 N CHARLES STREET PO BOX 6815)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 7601 OSLER DRIVE)
  • CHESTNUT GRN HLTH CTR BLAKEHUR (Nursing Home, 1055 WEST JOPPA ROAD)
  • DULANEY TOWSON NSG CONV CTR (Nursing Home, 111 WEST ROAD)
  • HOLLY HILL MANOR NRSG HM (Nursing Home, 531 STEVENSON LA)
  • HOLLY HILL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 531 STEVENSON LANE)
  • MANOR CARE TOWSON (Nursing Home, 509 E JOPPA ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - DULANEY (Nursing Home, 111 WEST ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - RUXTON (Nursing Home, 7001 CHARLES STREET)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES -TOWSON (Nursing Home, 509 EAST JOPPA ROAD)
  • MULTI-MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 7700 YORK ROAD)
  • PICKERSGILL HOME (Nursing Home, 615 CHESTNUT LN)
  • PICKERSGILL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 615 CHESTNUT AVE)
  • THE TRAN. CARE UNIT ST. JOSEPH (Nursing Home, 7601 OSLER DRIVE)
  • TOWSON CONV HOME (Nursing Home, 301 W CHESAPEAKE AVE)

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Heliports located in Towson:


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Amtrak stations near Towson:

  • 6 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Towson:

  • Towson University (Full-time enrollment: 16,542; Location: 8000 York Rd; Public; Website: www.towson.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • TESST College of Technology-Towson (FT enrollment: 402; Location: 803 Glen Eagles Ct; Private, for-profit; Website: TESST.COM)
  • Medix School (FT enrollment: 213; Location: 700 York Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: medixschool.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Towson:

  • Loyola University Maryland (about 4 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,413)
  • Morgan State University (about 4 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 6,101)
  • Johns Hopkins University (about 5 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 12,509)
  • Stevenson University (about 6 miles; Stevenson, MD; FT enrollment: 2,679)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 6 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • University of Baltimore (about 7 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,287)
  • Coppin State University (about 7 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public high schools in Towson:

Private high schools in Towson:

  • LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (Students: 999; Location: 500 CHESTNUT AVE; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 762; Location: 815 HAMPTON LN; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
  • BALTIMORE MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 1145 CONCORDIA DR; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • TOWSON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 114 WARE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • JEMICY SCHOOL - UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 303 W CHESAPEAKE; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Towson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Towson:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 112 WARE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (Students: 517; Location: 8501 LOCH RAVEN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BRIDGES MONTESSORI (Students: 37; Location: 1105 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK - TK)
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Library in Towson:

  • BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $42,436,201; Location: 320 YORK ROAD; 1,344,047 books; 1,061 e-books; 175,380 audio materials; 60,023 video materials; 28 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 4,716 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under "Public Primary/Middle Schools in Towson," you need to add Rodgers Forge Elementary School, Stoneleigh Elementary School and Dumbarton Middle School.
  • Private High Schools should include Calvert Hall College

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Notable locations in Towson: Country Club of Maryland (A), Elkridge Hunt Club (B), Rodgers Forge Golf Course (C), Towson Industrial Park (D), Valley Country Club (E), Glen Parking Garage (F), Towsontown Parking Garage (G), Union Parking Garage (H), Baltimore County Courthouse (I), Baltimore County Jail (J), Presbyterian Home of Maryland (K), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 11 Hillendale (L), Baltimore County Fire Department Station 1 Towson (M), Winslow House (N), Welsh Gymnasium (O), Wagner House (P), Von Borries Swimming Pool (Q), Van Meter Hall (R), Tuttle House (S), Todd Dance Studio (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center (1), Shops at Kenilworth Shopping Center (2), Loch Raven Plaza Shopping Center (3), Ravenwood Shopping Center (4), Towson Market Place Shopping Center (5), Towson Plaza Shopping Center (6), Towson Town Shopping Center (7), Anneslie Shopping Center (8), York Road Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Towson include: Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Central Presbyterian Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D), Haebler Memorial Church (E), Helpers of the Sacred Heart Mission (F), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (G), Idlewylde United Methodist Church (H), Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prospect Hill Park Cemetery (1), Honeysuckle Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cochrans Pond (A), Lake Roland (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Towson Run (A), Slaughterhouse Branch (B), Moores Branch (C), Roland Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Towson include: Jones Falls Park (1), Riverdale Park (2), Robert E Lee Park (3), Beldon Athletic Field (4), Schuerholz Baseball Complex (5), Unitas Stadium (6), Lake Roland Park (7), Glendale Park (8), Riderwood Hills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Baltimore County - Libraries Administration- Woodlawn Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1811 Woodlawn Drive) (1), Baltimore County - Libraries- Branches- Reisterstown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Cockeys Mill Road) (2), Baltimore County - Libraries- Branches- Randallstown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8604 Liberty Road) (3), Club Room Billiards (Amusement & Theme Parks; Towson Town Centre) (4), Amf Towson Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 701 Southwick Drive) (5), Baltimore County Conference & Visitors Bureau (825 Dulaney Valley Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Baltimore Towson (Loch Raven Boulevard & 69) (1), Days Hotel Timonium Padonia Ballroom (9615 Deereco Road) (2), Towson East Motel (1507 East Joppa Road) (3), Marriott Conference Center Burkshire (10 West Burke Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Baltimore County - Orphans Court (401 Bosley Avenue) (1), Pga Court Towers (210 West Pennsylvania Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Baltimore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.5. This is about average.
City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.91
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.5% for other race residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.9%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Towson, MD

People in group quarters in Towson in 2010:

  • 5,442 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,322 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Towson in 2000:

  • 3,990 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,179 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 743 people in nursing homes
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 71 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Towson compared to Maryland state average:

Towson, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Towson (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Towson Branch, Towson York Road Branch, Goucher Boulevard Shoppers Branch, Hillendale Branch, Ruxton Branch, Burke Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Towson Town Center Branch, Loch Raven Drive-In Branch, Towson Courthouse Branch, Loch Raven Branch, Towson Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Hamilton Bank: 19 W Pennsylvania Ave Branch at 19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1910/01/01; Administrative Office Branch at 501 Fairmount Avenue, Suite 200, branch established on 2011/05/10. Info updated 2012/01/25: Bank assets: $320.5 mil, Deposits: $282.5 mil, headquarters in Baltimore, MD, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Towson Branch at 409 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1959/03/06; Towson Drive-In Branch at 21 West Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1952/05/05. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Towson Branch at 25 West Chesapeake Avenue, branch established on 1964/01/27; York-Fairmount Branch at 989 Fairmount Avenue, branch established on 1977/12/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Columbia Bank: Blakehurst Branch at 1055 West Joppa Rd, branch established on 1993/10/05; Edenwald Branch at 800 Southerly Rd, branch established on 1998/12/15. Info updated 2011/10/27: Bank assets: $1,999.5 mil, Deposits: $1,528.6 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Joppa Road Branch at 1310 East Joppa Road, branch established on 1988/03/25. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Beal Bank, SSB: Baltimore Branch at 806 Dula Ney Valley Rd., branch established on 2011/07/18. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $3,750.0 mil, Deposits: $2,445.6 mil, headquarters in Plano, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 38 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Towson Main Branch at 600 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1985/12/19. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Towson, Maryland:

  • Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204 , Phone: (410) 321-7400, Fax: (410) 823-9042
  • Comfort Inn Towson, 8801 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286 , Phone: (410) 882-0900, Fax: (410) 882-4176
  • Best Western Plus Towson Baltimore North Hotel And Suites, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Towson, MD 21286 , Phone: (410) 823-4410, Fax: (410) 296-6618
  • Ramada Towson, 8712 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286 , Phone: (410) 823-8750, Fax: (410) 823-8644
  • Burkshire Marriott Conference Hotel, 10 West Burke Ave, Towson, MD 21204 , Phone: (800) 435-5986, Fax: (410) 616-3749
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Towson, Maryland

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Towson travel time to work - commute


Towson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 137
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Baltimore County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 88
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 150
Baltimore County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 367
Baltimore County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baltimore County:

12.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

7.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.12%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baltimore city, MD  2.71% ($38,568 average AGI)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.58% ($42,267)
from Howard County, MD  0.55% ($51,156)


7.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($49,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.06%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baltimore city, MD  2.05% ($35,475 average AGI)
to Harford County, MD  0.73% ($53,729)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.44% ($48,834)

Strongest AM radio stations in Towson:

  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNST (1570 AM; 5 kW; TOWSON, MD)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBMD (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBGR (860 AM; 3 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWIN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Towson:

  • WTMD (89.7 FM; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WEAA (88.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MORGAN STATE COLLEGE)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WSMJ (104.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWIN-FM (95.9 FM; GLEN BURNIE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Towson:

  • WMJF-LP (Channel 16; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Towson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $858,000
Total average daily traffic: 46,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,332
Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic: 78,600

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Towson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Towson, MD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Towson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Towson)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED207$269,597292$303,3851,541$265,45966$182,7834$16,728,57065$227,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$286,09411$336,807107$250,43716$79,2380$05$106,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$224,10912$291,568247$284,01221$74,4150$021$167,639
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$251,34539$355,075271$260,1955$162,1860$012$208,694
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$260,2008$247,07862$263,6803$161,6670$03$102,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Towson, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$294,00220$296,339
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$353,1803$282,560
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$255,1422$233,780
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$242,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 130
  • Hazardous Condition: 320
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Towson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Towson, MD

Most common first names in Towson, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary70283.1 years
John53577.0 years
William47977.1 years
Margaret42582.2 years
Charles32977.6 years
Helen32282.6 years
James29176.2 years
Elizabeth28481.8 years
George27377.6 years
Robert25275.3 years
Most common last names in Towson, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17479.4 years
Miller10879.8 years
Jones7179.5 years
Johnson6577.8 years
Williams6480.1 years
Brown5982.4 years
White5377.8 years
Moore4880.2 years
Taylor4682.3 years
Wilson4482.0 years
Businesses in Towson, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kincaid1
ALDO1Kroger1
AMF Bowling1LA Fitness1
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aerosoles1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Ann Taylor2Marshalls1
Apple Store1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse2
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers1New Balance2
Bally Total Fitness1New York & Co1
Banana Republic1Nike5
Bath & Body Works1Nordstrom2
Bebe1Pac Sun1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Payless1
Brookstone1Penske1
Burger King1PetSmart1
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Cache1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Casual Male XL1Quiznos2
Chick-Fil-A2RadioShack1
Chico's1Ramada1
Chipotle1Red Robin1
Cinnabon 1Safeway1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sephora1
Coldwater Creek1Soma Intimates1
Comfort Inn1Spencer Gifts1
Crate & Barrel1Sprint Nextel2
Cricket Wireless1Staples1
Curves1Starbucks7
Domino's Pizza1Subway5
Dunkin Donuts3T-Mobile5
Eddie Bauer1T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx17T.J.Maxx1
Finish Line1Taco Bell1
Forever 211Talbots1
GNC1Target1
GameStop3The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap1The Limited1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&M1Trader Joe's1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul2
Hot Topic1UPS25
IHOP1Urban Outfitters1
J. Jill1Vans3
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Vons1
Journeys1Walmart1
KFC1Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Towson, MD


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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Total of 327 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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