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Sykesville is a town in Carroll County, in the Baltimore metro area.

The community was named after James Sykes, mill owner

The latitude of Sykesville is 39.373N. The longitude is -76.968W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,373.


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Median household income
Local
$66,551
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sykesville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Sykes Mills
Townspeople were divided during the Civil War. Young men from the area fought on both sides
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, wife of Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon
Local festivals include:
  • Apple Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Strawberry Festival - June 2, 2007
  • Herb Festival - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sykesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Piney Run Park & Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Sykesville Gate House Museum of History

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Sykesville residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sykesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sykesville was $24,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Sykesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sykesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $659.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,548.


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Newspapers in Sykesville include Sykesville Gazette

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Carroll County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sykesville political report.

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The average commute time for Sykesville workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Pros: Located just north of bustling Ellicott City and Columbia and less than half an hour from Baltimore, Sykesville/Edlersburg is a quiet, reasonably priced, and well-educated place to call "home".

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