Emmitsburg is situated in the transition between the humid subtropical climate zone and the humid continental climate zone (Koppen Dfa), with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters. It is known for being located near the base of Catoctin Mountain. As of the 2010 census it has 2,814 people. It is the home of Mount St. Mary's University. The National Emergency Training Center, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Emergency Management Institute are also located in Emmitsburg on the former campus of St. Joseph's College.