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Towson, Maryland

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Towson, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of Towson, Maryland
Location of Towson, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°23′35″N 76°36′34″WCoordinates39°23′35″N 76°36′34″W
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County  Baltimore
 • Total 14.2 sq mi (36.8 km2)
 • Land 14.0 sq mi (36.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 55,197
 • Density 3,688.7/sq mi (1,424.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 21286,21204,21252,21212(county)
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-78425
GNIS feature ID 0591420

Towson  is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population was 55,197 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Baltimore County[2]and the second-most populated unincorporated county seat in the United States (after Ellicott City, Maryland in nearby Howard County).[3]

Towson is located at 39°23′35″N 76°36′34″W (39.392980, −76.609562).[32]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 square miles (37 km2), of which, 14.0 square miles (36 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.06%) is water.

The community is located immediately north of Baltimore City, inside the Beltway (I-695), east of I-83 and along York Road. Its census boundaries include Pikesville to the west, Lutherville and Hampton to the north, Parkville to the east, and Baltimore to the south.

Major neighborhoods in Towson include Anneslie, Idlewylde, Greenbriar, Southland Hills, Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Wiltondale, Towson Manor Village, Hunt Crest Estates, Knollwood-Donnybrook, East Towson, Loch Raven Village and West TowsonRuxton, which lies to the west, is sometimes considered a part of Towson. Eudowood is a Towson neighborhood named after Eudocia, the wife of Dr. John T. Stansbury – on whose former estate it is situated.[33]


Historical population
Census Pop.  
1960 19,090  
1970 77,768   307.4%
1980 51,083   −34.3%
1990 49,445   −3.2%
2000 51,793   4.7%
2010 55,197   6.6%
Census Boundaries in 1970 extended beyond the community proper

As of the census[38] of 2000, there were 51,793 people, 21,063 households, and 11,331 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,688.7 people per square mile (1,424.3/km²). There were 21,997 housing units at an average density of 1,566.6 per square mile (604.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.9% White, 7.53% African-American, 0.10% Native American, 3.7% Asian, and 1.9% Hispanic.

There were 21,063 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 17.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,775, and the median income for a family was $75,832 (these figures had risen to $64,313 and $98,744 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[39]). Males had a median income of $49,554 versus $38,172 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,502. About 2.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.



Major roads in Towson include:

Public transportation

The Towson area has several bus lines operated by the Maryland Transit Administration. These include:

  • Route 3, which serves the Loch Raven Boulevard corridor, with selected trips along Joppa Road.
  • Route 8, which operates along York Road to Lutherville and downtown Baltimore (formerly the #8 streetcar line)
  • Route 11, which serves Towsontown Boulevard, the Charles Street corridor, and GBMC hospital
  • Route 12, which operates along York and Dulaney Valley Roads to Stella Maris Hospice at the times needed for the facility’s change of shift.
  • Route 48 QuickBus, which operates between Towson Town Center and downtown Baltimore along the same route as #8, except with limited stops for a speedier trip
  • Route 55, which operates cross-country service to Parkville, Overlea, Rosedale, and Essex

Towson also has light rail service to downtown Baltimore and BWI Airport along its periphery via the Lutherville and Falls Road stops, though there are no stops actually in Towson.


Colleges and universities

Towson University is a public school in southern Towson. Towson University’s student population is greater than 20,000, making it the second largest institution in the University System of Maryland. TU is home to the largest Business School in the state of Maryland, with 2,500 students. It was founded in 1866 as the Maryland State Normal School for the training of teachers. North of downtown is a small private liberal arts school, Goucher College, which was founded in 1885 as The Woman’s College of Baltimore.

Public schools

Towson is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools district, and the Baltimore County Board of Education headquarters is located here as well. There are three high schools. Towson High School was the first secondary school founded and is Towson’s largest, while Loch Raven High School dates from 1972. The Carver Center for Arts and Technology is a local magnet school.

Towson is served by seven public elementary schools: Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Riderwood, Hampton, West Towson, Pleasant Plains and Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology, which serves students from all over Baltimore County. Most of these schools are now over-capacity.

Towson is served by two public middle schools, Dumbarton Middle School and Loch Raven Technical Academy. Some students are also zoned for Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville.

Also located in Towson is Ridge Ruxton School, a special education school serving the central area of Baltimore County, including ReisterstownOwings MillsParkvilleCockeysville, and Hunt Valley. The school describes itself as offering “programs for students from three to twenty-one years of age who have been identified as developmentally delayed, intellectually limited, autistic-like, and/or multi-handicapped”.[46]

Private schools[edit]

The Towson area has a number of long-established private schools at the secondary school level, including Calvert Hall College High SchoolLoyola BlakefieldConcordia Preparatory SchoolNotre Dame Preparatory School.

Medical facilities

Towson Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Towson

379 Hillen ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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0 beds 0 baths $100,000
Eastland ROAD Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $225,000
8205 Bellona AVENUE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $119,500
308 E Pennsylvania AVENUE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $295,000
1207 Hart ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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0 beds 0 baths $215,000

Sold Listings in Towson

8205 Bellona AVENUE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $129,500
1728 Aberdeen ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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0 beds 0 baths 4,748 sqft $197,000
702 Allegheny AVENUE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths 2,132 sqft $305,000
1206-A Trappe LANE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $220,000
418 Pennsylvania Towson, MD 21286
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0 beds 0 baths $133,000
1401 Joppa ROAD W Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $550,000
1575 Dellsway ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $256,000
8321 Byington ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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3 beds 2 baths $210,000
1614 Glen Keith BOULEVARD Towson, MD 21286
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3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $237,500
216 Linden AVENUE Towson, MD 21286
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3 beds 2 baths $214,900
1638 Mussula ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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2 beds 1 bath 930 sqft $101,000
1625 Cottage LANE Towson, MD 21286
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3 beds 2 baths 1,920 sqft $245,000
619 Northern LANE Towson, MD 21204
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0 beds 0 baths $95,000
1503B Providence ROAD Towson, MD 21286
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0 beds 0 baths $190,000
110 Burke AVENUE Towson, MD 21286
0 beds 0 baths $375,000

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Towson School Districts

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Towson Schools

George W. Carver Center For Arts & Technology
9-12, public
Pleasant Plains Elementary School
PK-5, public
Riderwood Elementary School
K-5, public
Towson High Law & Public Policy
9-12, public
Towson Catholic High School
9-12, private
Notre Dame Preparatory School
6-12, private
Immaculate Conception School
PK-8, private
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
PK-8, private
Baltimore Middle & Upper School
6-12, private
Jemicy School – Upper School
8-12, private
Kiddie Academy of Towson
K, private
Dayspring Christian Academy
PK-8, private
Bridges Montessori
K, private
West Towson Elementary School
K-5, public
The Mann Residential School
7-12, private
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