Funkstown is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States. The population was 904 at the 2010 census. Funkstown is the hometown of songwriter Josh Morningstar, the writer of the Cody Jinks #1 song “Must Be The Whiskey.” Morningstar grew up in a home owned by his grandfather on E. Poplar St.
Funkstown is located at 39°36′33″N 77°42′27″W / 39.60917°N 77.70750°W / 39.60917; -77.70750 (39.609096, -77.707527), on Antietam Creek, south of Hagerstown.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km), all land. Antietam Creek flows to the south within the city limits.
As of the census of 2010, there were 904 people, 417 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,511.1 inhabitants per square mile (969.5/km). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 1,277.8 per square mile (493.4/km). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 417 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.8% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.76.
The median age in the town was 46.2 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 35.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 983 people, 441 households, and 253 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,880.3 people per square mile (1,116.3/km²). There were 464 housing units at an average density of 1,359.6 per square mile (526.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.61% African American, 0.31% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.
There were 441 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the town, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,278, and the median income for a family was $45,197. Males had a median income of $30,438 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,544. About 8.4% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.