These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Maryland


We used data and science to identify which places in Maryland are total snoozefests.

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There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Maryland that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in MD are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Maryland’s borders. You know the places: the ones where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Chevy Chase Village, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Maryland. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Chevy Chase Village. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Maryland as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement:

  1. Chevy Chase Village
  2. Chevy Chase
  3. Easton
  4. Leonardtown
  5. Boonsboro
  6. Centreville
  7. Ocean City
  8. Walkersville
  9. Mountain Lake Park
  10. Middletown

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Old Line State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)
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Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every Maryland city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 2,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

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1. Chevy Chase Village

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,010
Average Age: 48.0
Married Households: 74.2%
Households With Kids: 38.5%

2. Chevy Chase

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,862
Average Age: 45.4
Married Households: 71.5%
Households With Kids: 44.1%

3. Easton

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,318
Average Age: 45.4
Married Households: 52.6%
Households With Kids: 28.5%

4. Leonardtown

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,127
Average Age: 43.7
Married Households: 47.0%
Households With Kids: 33.0%

5. Boonsboro

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,432
Average Age: 39.4
Married Households: 57.0%
Households With Kids: 35.5%

6. Centreville

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,344
Average Age: 40.5
Married Households: 49.6%
Households With Kids: 34.8%

7. Ocean City

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,108
Average Age: 55.5
Married Households: 46.5%
Households With Kids: 12.6%

8. Walkersville

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,904
Average Age: 39.4
Married Households: 56.3%
Households With Kids: 37.8%

9. Mountain Lake Park

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,407
Average Age: 42.4
Married Households: 49.1%
Households With Kids: 34.4%

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10. Middletown

Boring Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,302
Average Age: 39.4
Married Households: 64.9%
Households With Kids: 47.5%

Now That You’re Asleep

On a list like this, there are usually no winners, but since Maryland isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this list can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

Just not these places.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In Maryland

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Chevy Chase Village 1 2,010 48.0 74.2% 38.5%
Chevy Chase 2 2,862 45.4 71.5% 44.1%
Easton 3 16,318 45.4 52.6% 28.5%
Leonardtown 4 3,127 43.7 47.0% 33.0%
Boonsboro 5 3,432 39.4 57.0% 35.5%
Centreville 6 4,344 40.5 49.6% 34.8%
Ocean City 7 7,108 55.5 46.5% 12.6%
Walkersville 8 5,904 39.4 56.3% 37.8%
Mountain Lake Park 9 2,407 42.4 49.1% 34.4%
Middletown 10 4,302 39.4 64.9% 47.5%
Poolesville 11 4,977 41.2 56.9% 42.9%
Snow Hill 12 2,762 41.8 45.5% 28.4%
Berlin 13 4,502 40.0 46.8% 35.5%
Oakland 14 2,060 44.3 40.4% 18.4%
Manchester 15 4,793 38.2 62.1% 40.8%
University Park 16 2,565 44.0 59.1% 28.2%
Rising Sun 17 2,840 35.5 53.3% 45.5%
Perryville 18 4,385 41.7 52.4% 28.4%
Thurmont 19 6,272 40.0 56.4% 35.5%
Taneytown 20 6,722 36.3 56.8% 37.8%
Mount Airy 21 9,289 36.7 58.4% 45.4%
Williamsport 22 2,285 46.3 41.0% 24.8%
La Plata 23 8,850 39.0 44.9% 30.9%
Havre de Grace 24 13,211 42.9 46.5% 27.0%
Brunswick 25 5,950 34.8 50.5% 38.2%
Cumberland 26 20,711 41.9 39.1% 27.1%
Rockville 27 62,130 39.9 55.7% 32.1%
Hampstead 28 6,328 35.2 60.0% 45.0%
Bowie 29 55,585 39.5 49.8% 35.6%
Emmitsburg 30 2,980 36.6 47.5% 39.2%
Bel Air 31 10,228 39.6 50.7% 29.2%
Forest Heights 32 2,491 50.1 37.9% 20.2%
Pocomoke City 33 4,176 37.6 33.5% 37.4%
Crisfield 34 2,704 40.1 34.3% 31.8%
Cheverly 35 6,256 41.3 47.2% 35.1%
Aberdeen 36 15,016 39.3 46.2% 32.7%
Cambridge 37 12,465 35.2 37.8% 33.4%
Denton 38 4,361 33.9 40.1% 42.4%
Smithsburg 39 2,978 33.5 58.3% 43.5%
Elkton 40 15,578 34.5 43.4% 41.6%
Federalsburg 41 2,718 33.5 32.2% 40.9%
Chesapeake Beach 42 5,764 33.4 49.2% 50.9%
Indian Head 43 3,878 37.9 41.9% 36.0%
Sykesville 44 4,438 39.3 46.7% 32.3%
Delmar 45 3,018 29.9 47.4% 44.4%
Gaithersburg 46 61,851 34.9 51.3% 38.1%
Berwyn Heights 47 3,162 33.1 46.2% 36.4%
District Heights 48 5,904 41.4 31.5% 39.6%
Takoma Park 49 17,232 37.5 44.4% 37.1%
Glenarden 50 6,086 34.5 30.3% 44.4%
Cheste 51 5,297 34.3 25.1% 16.6%
Capitol Heights 52 4,385 36.3 26.2% 34.3%
Annapolis 53 38,443 37.6 40.8% 27.9%
North East 54 3,651 34.5 43.3% 29.4%
Fruitland 55 4,996 33.4 38.7% 33.8%
Greensboro 56 2,469 31.2 46.6% 45.1%
North Beach 57 2,128 39.5 39.6% 26.3%
Frederick 58 65,840 34.5 45.3% 32.3%
Westminster 59 18,609 33.0 39.8% 31.3%
Hagerstown 60 40,243 33.8 39.9% 34.7%
Brentwood 61 3,075 32.8 40.3% 42.2%
Landover Hills 62 2,025 31.0 45.4% 52.3%
New Carrollton 63 12,281 33.5 37.2% 37.1%
Seat Pleasant 64 4,594 34.2 26.1% 34.4%
Riverdale Park 65 7,021 28.3 38.3% 47.8%
Salisbury 66 30,805 28.2 29.0% 34.8%
Baltimore 67 621,445 34.5 26.7% 27.2%
Laurel 68 25,325 34.4 38.2% 33.4%
Greenbelt 69 23,310 33.9 34.8% 32.1%
Bladensburg 70 9,236 32.3 26.9% 37.3%
Princess Anne 71 3,264 33.2 23.1% 15.1%
Frostburg 72 8,858 23.5 24.5% 18.6%
Hyattsville 73 17,734 33.6 33.5% 33.4%
Mount Rainier 74 8,172 33.3 28.6% 28.2%
College Park 75 30,784 21.3 17.8% 16.1%
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  1. “For this list, we used every Maryland city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 5,000 residents.” Yet, 7/10 of the “cities” listed have far fewer than 5,000 residents according to your own article.

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