Carroll County, Maryland Department of Economic Development
Photo of a farm in Carroll County

Area Profile

Carroll County, Maryland is a 452 square mile area that lies 31 miles northwest of Baltimore and 56 miles north of Washington D.C. It is one of the seven jurisdictions that define the Baltimore metropolitan area. The County seat is Westminster and includes seven other incorporated towns.

Market Location

  • Part of the nation's fourth largest consumer market, supporting over 7.2 million people, 2.6 million households and producing a collective personal income of $215 billion
  • Access to one of the most comprehensive and reliable transportation networks in the country-highways, ports and rail
  • Overnight access to over 70 million people

General Information

County Seat: Westminster
Land Area: 452 square miles
Elevation: 300 to 1,000 feet above sea level
Government: Five commissioners elected by district for four-year terms


Yearly Precipitation (inches): 44.0
Yearly Snowfall (inches): 32.7
Summer Temperatures (F): 72.5
Winter Temperatures (F): 33.7
Duration of Freeze-Free Period: 181 days
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