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Welcome to Carroll County ...

Time Zone: Carroll County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Westminster is the Seat for Carroll County.

Carroll County was founded in 1837. Carroll was created by taking area from Baltimore and Frederick Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Carroll had a population of 168,774 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 167,134 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carroll represented 2.89% of the total population of Maryland.

Below are some of the communities located in Carroll County:

  • Hampstead
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
    • Hampstead is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead <3>
  • Manchester
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Mount Airy
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • New Windsor
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Sykesville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
    • Sykesville is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,973 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville <3>
  • Taneytown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Union Bridge
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Westminster
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster <3>

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.





 

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