Randallstown, Maryland

Randallstown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is named after Christopher and Thomas Randall, two 18th-century tavern-keepers. At that time, Randallstown was a tollgate crossroads on the Liberty Turnpike, a major east–west thoroughfare. It is a suburb of Baltimore, with a population of 33,655 as of the 2020 census.[3] As of 2020 it was 72 percent African American. In the 1990s, Randallstown transitioned to a majority African American community.[citation needed]

Randallstown, Maryland
Historic Choate House in Randallstown.
Historic Choate House in Randallstown.
Location of Randallstown, Maryland
Location of Randallstown, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°22′31″N 76°47′48″W / 39.37528°N 76.79667°W / 39.37528; -76.79667
Country United States
State Maryland
County Baltimore
 • Total10.24 sq mi (26.51 km2)
 • Land10.22 sq mi (26.48 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation584 ft (178 m)
 • Total33,655
 • Density3,292.41/sq mi (1,271.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code410
FIPS code24-64950
GNIS feature ID2389725[2]

Choate House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[4]

Geography Edit

Randallstown is located at 39°22′31″N 76°47′48″W / 39.37528°N 76.79667°W / 39.37528; -76.79667 (39.375272, −76.796621).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (27 km2), all land.

Demographics Edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 Census Edit

Randallstown CDP, Maryland - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 4,160 3,253 12.83% 9.67%
Black or African American alone (NH) 25,943 27,152 80.00% 80.68%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 65 46 0.20% 0.14%
Asian alone (NH) 651 658 2.01% 1.96%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 12 8 0.04% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 79 202 0.24% 0.60%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 643 1,123 1.98% 3.34%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 877 1,213 2.70% 3.60%
Total 32,430 33,655 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census Edit

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 30,870 people, 11,379 households, and 8,147 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,996.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,156.8/km2). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 1,155.0 per square mile (445.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.11% African American, 23.18% White, 0.20% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population. 6% of Randallstown's residents were Sub-Saharan African, 5% German, 3% African, 3% West Indian, 3% Irish, 2% Russian, 2% English, 2% Nigerian, 2% Polish, 2% Italian, and 2% Jamaican.[10]

There were 11,379 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,686, and the median income for a family was $59,789. Males had a median income of $39,455 versus $36,020 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,059. About 5.2% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

History Edit

Randallstown was founded in the 1700s by two brothers from England, Thomas and Christopher Randall.[11] They introduced a tavern on Liberty Road serving travelers.[11] In 1880, Randallstown had a population of 100.[11]

Education Edit

The area is served by Randallstown High School.

Transportation Edit

Roads Edit

Some major roads in Randallstown are:

Public transportation Edit

While Randallstown was at one time the planned terminus for the Baltimore Metro Subway,[12] the line was ultimately built to nearby Owings Mills. Though no stops on the line are actually in Randallstown, the three stops in Baltimore County are all within a close drive of the Randallstown area.

Bus service in Randallstown is available on the Maryland Transit Administration's bus routes 54 and 77. There is no bus link between Randallstown and nearby Carroll County, in part due to longstanding opposition to inter-county public transit from Carroll County officials and residents.[13]

Notable people Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Randallstown Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ "Randallstown CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census by Decade". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Randallstown CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Randallstown CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ "Randallstown, MD, Ancestry & Family History". Epodunk.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  11. ^ a b c Tassy, Elaine (October 9, 1994). "Suburban community in 'state of transition'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  12. ^ "Baltimore Region Rapid Transit System". Roadstothefuture.com. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  13. ^ "Large parking lot in Eldersburg raises fears of mass transit But county, MTA officials insist the new site will not become a park-and-ride". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2019.