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Trappe, Maryland

  •   State: 
    Talbot County
      County FIPS: 
    38°39′36″N 76°3′29″W
      Area total: 
    2.67 sq mi (6.91 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.67 sq mi (6.91 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    52 ft (16 m)
    1827; Incorporated 1827
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Easton, MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    441.32 residents per square mile of area (170.41/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Trappe is a town in Talbot County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2010 census. It is the site of one of the largest mixed-use developments on the U.S. East Coast called Trappe East or "Lakeside" with controversy arising over its wastewater treatment. It may have been named for either wolf traps or a Trappist monastery.Compton and The Wilderness are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is located at 38°3936N 76°329W (38.659870, -76.058053).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.78 square miles (7.20 km²), all land. The median income for a household in the town was $40,625, and the median for a family was $6,451. About 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under 18 and 97% who were under the age of 18 and over 65. The average household size was 2.91, with the average family size being 2.70. The racial makeup of the town is 65.3% White, 28.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3%. The town's population was spread out, with 28.8% under 18, 6.7%. from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.0%.


Trappe was incorporated in 1827. It may have been named for either wolf traps or a Trappist monastery.Compton and The Wilderness are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Blessing Box was installed at the Trappe Volunteer Firehouse in 2019 by Josh Cherry. It is the first time a Blessing Box has been installed at a volunteer firehouse in the state of New Hampshire. The Blessing Box is a gift from the town of Trappe to the community. It was installed by the town's volunteer fireman, Josh Cherry, in 2019. It's the first Blessing Box to be installed in the town in more than a century. The blessing box was installed in Trappe on January 1, 2019. The town is home to the Trappists of The Wilderness, who built a monastery in the 1800s. The monastery is still in existence today and is located in the same spot as Trappe. The Wilderness is on the U.S. Geological Survey map of the state. It has a population of about 2,000 people. The area is known as "The Wilderness" because of its rugged terrain. The wilderness is also known as the "Trappist Wilderness" for its association with the monastery. The name "Trappe" comes from the name of a local town, Trappe, New Hampshire, which was founded in the 17th century. In 1827, the town was incorporated as a town. The Trappe Fire Department was formed. The first fireman was hired in 1828.


Trappe is located at 38°3936N 76°329W (38.659870, -76.058053).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.78 square miles (7.20 km²), all land. The town is home to a population of about 2,000. The population of Trappe was 2,071 as of the 2010 U.N. Census. The city's population is about 1,200, according to the Census Bureau. It is the only town in the state of New Mexico to have a population over 1,000, and the town's population has declined over the past few years. It was the first town to be founded in the United States in 1859. It has a history dating back to the 18th century. It became a town in 1881, when it was the site of the first post-bellum settlement in New Mexico. The current town was founded in 1883, and was named after a local family of the same name, who settled in the area in the late 1800s. It also has a post office, which was established in 1882. It's the only post office in the town, and it is located on the New Mexico-New Mexico border. It lies at a latitude of 38.5°N and a longitude of 76°W, and has a land mass of 2,78 square miles (7,20 km²).


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,077 people, 434 households, and 299 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 65.3% White, 28.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.3%. Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population. The town's median income was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $42,188. The per capita income for the town in 2010 was $17,451. About 10.9% of those under age 18 and 7.9%. of those age 65 or over were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of families and 9.6%. of people over the age of 65. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was2.91. The median age in the city was 39.5 years, with 28.8% of residents under the ages of 18, 6.7%. of residents were from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0%. of the city's residents were 65 years of age or older. The city's median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there are 92.0 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 84.2 males.


Transportation to and from Trappe is primarily by road. The main highway serving the town is U.S. Route 50, which links the town to Washington, D.C. and Ocean City. The other state highway is Maryland Route 565, which follows an old alignment of US 50. The town has a population of about 1,000. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Jersey and the eastern tip of the Chesapeake Bay. It has an elevation of about 2,000 feet (600 meters) and an area of about 4 square miles (12 square kilometers) with an area population of around 1,200. The population of Trappe in 2010 was 1,071. In 2011, the town had 1,081 residents, making it one of the smallest towns in the state to have more than 1,100 residents in the same year. In 2010, Trappe had a total population of 1,091. It was the smallest town in Maryland, and the second smallest in the United States, after Baltimore. It also had the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line, at 1.8 percent. In 2012, the population reached 1,061, with the majority of residents living in and around the town of Trappesburg, Maryland. In 2013, the number of residents in Trappe reached 1.1 million, with most of the residents living near the town's southern border with the state of New Jersey.

Notable place

The Wilderness (Trappe, Maryland) is a historic site. It is one of the most rugged areas of the U.S. East Coast. The Wilderness is also known as the site of the Battle of the Wilderness, which took place in 17th century. It's located in the National Park Service's National Wilderness Preservation Area (NWPPA) area. The NWPPA is a national park and historic site, and is located near the town of Trappe. It was established in 1788. The park is known for its scenic views and rugged terrain. It also has a number of historic sites, including The Wilderness, a national monument, and The Wilderness National Park, which is a U.N. Park Service site. The wilderness is also famous for its wildflowers, which can be found on the NWPAP's land and at the NSPPA's National Park Reserve (NPSR) site in Trappe, Maryland and in the state of Pennsylvania on the Maryland-Maryland border. The area is known as "The Wilderness" for its rugged terrain, and for being home to a variety of endangered species, including elk, deer, and wild turkey. It has also been called "the most beautiful place in the United States" by some locals. The WPSPPA is also home to the "Wilderness Trail" which runs through the wilderness and through the state's Pocono Mountains. It runs along the Maryland/Pennsylvania border, and was once a popular hiking destination.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland = 85. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Trappe = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,177 individuals with a median age of 34.6 age the population dropped by -11.69% in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 441.32 residents per square mile of area (170.41/km²). There are average 2.7 people per household in the 375 households with an average household income of $59,687 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -3.61% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.78%. The number of physicians in Trappe per 100,000 population = 429.4.


The annual rainfall in Trappe = 41.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 107. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 26.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland which are owned by the occupant = 56.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $156,320 and home appreciation of -6.81%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.20 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,187 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 628 students for each Librarian and 293 students for each Counselor. 4.62% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.08% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.62% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Trappe's population in Talbot County, Maryland of 1,156 residents in 1900 has increased 1,02-fold to 1,177 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.37% female residents and 47.63% male residents live in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland.

    As of 2020 in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland are married and the remaining 38.02% are single population.

  • 23.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Trappe require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.16% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland, 56.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 35.12% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.29% are vacant.

  • The 46.13% of the population in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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