Cumberland, MD-WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
95,118
0.638% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
42.7
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
9.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,539
9.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$149,400
9.13% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,282
0.236% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cumberland, MD-WV had a population of 95.1k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $57,539. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cumberland, MD-WV declined from 95,729 to 95,118, a −0.638% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,738 to $57,539, a 9.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cumberland, MD-WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), White (Hispanic) (0.954%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.687%).

None of the households in Cumberland, MD-WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Cumberland, MD-WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cumberland, MD-WV are Frostburg State University (1,215 degrees awarded in 2022), Allegany College of Maryland (566 degrees), and Potomac State College of West Virginia University (306 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cumberland, MD-WV was $149,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%.

Most people in Cumberland, MD-WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Cumberland, MD-WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cumberland, MD-WV is home to a population of 95.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.58% of Cumberland, MD-WV residents were born outside of the country (1.51k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.1k people) in Cumberland, MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Cumberland, MD-WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cumberland, MD-WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cumberland, MD-WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.1k ± 259
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.55k ± 232
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.78k ± 335
1.75%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.1k people) in Cumberland, MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.75% of the people in Cumberland, MD-WV are hispanic (1.66k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cumberland, MD-WV as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    116,781 ± 8,985 people
  2. India
    63,450 ± 7,102 people
  3. China
    47,144 ± 6,253 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland and West Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 116,781 Maryland and West Virginia residents, followed by India with 63,450 and China with 47,144.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.51k people
1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people

As of 2022, 1.58% of Cumberland, MD-WV residents (1.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cumberland, MD-WV was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,165 ± 278
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,011 ± 270
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    966 ± 208

Cumberland, MD-WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cumberland, MD-WV employs 38.3k people. The largest industries in Cumberland, MD-WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,202 people), Retail Trade (4,777 people), and Manufacturing (4,083 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,796), Utilities ($69,837), and Public Administration ($58,205).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.3k
2022 Value
± 1,377
0.236%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cumberland, MD-WV grew at a rate of 0.236%, from 38.2k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cumberland, MD-WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,695 people), Management Occupations (2,994 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,917 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cumberland, MD-WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.3k
2022 Value
± 1,377
0.236%
1 Year growth
± 5.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cumberland, MD-WV grew at a rate of 0.236%, from 38.2k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cumberland, MD-WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,202 people), Retail Trade (4,777 people), and Manufacturing (4,083 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cumberland, MD-WV, though some of these residents may live in Cumberland, MD-WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,998
Median earning men ± $1,802
$32,392
Median earning women ± $1,561

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,801), Public Administration ($62,197), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,589).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($52,981), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,042), and Public Administration ($50,605).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 958
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 483
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 445
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland and West Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland and West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland and West Virginia is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland and West Virginia

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing Maryland and West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland and West Virginia

Maryland and West Virginia is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland and West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cumberland, MD-WV awarded 2,094 degrees. The student population of Cumberland, MD-WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,109 male students and 4,690 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cumberland, MD-WV are White (1,434 and 71.8%), followed by Black or African American (344 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (86 and 4.3%), and Two or More Races (75 and 3.75%).

The largest universities in Cumberland, MD-WV by number of degrees awarded are Frostburg State University (1,215 and 58%), Allegany College of Maryland (566 and 27%), and Potomac State College of West Virginia University (306 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Cumberland, MD-WV are Registered Nursing (277 and 13.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (225 and 10.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (157 and 7.5%).

The median tuition cost in Cumberland, MD-WV for a public four year colleges is $5,863 for in-state students and $16,987 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cumberland, MD-WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,799 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,799 students enrolled in Cumberland, MD-WV, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,323 records, of which 63.6% were women and 36.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cumberland, MD-WV was General Psychology with 93 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cumberland, MD-WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,215 degrees awarded
  2. 566 degrees awarded
  3. 306 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frostburg State University with 1,215 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 797 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cumberland, MD-WV, which is 0.614 times less than the 1,297 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,434 degrees mean that there were 4.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 344 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($7,860) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,540) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.02% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.947% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.24M), and Bachelors Degree (1.22M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cumberland, MD-WV was $149,400 in 2022, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,900 to $149,400, a 9.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Cumberland, MD-WV is 73.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cumberland, MD-WV have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cumberland, MD-WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cumberland, MD-WV is $57,539. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cumberland, MD-WV was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

Property

$149,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,681
$27,785
Median Property Taxes
±$1,092

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cumberland, MD-WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.1% of the housing units in Cumberland, MD-WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cumberland, MD-WV was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,539
Median Household Income
± $1,739
38k
Number of Households
± 1,355

In 2022, the median household income of the 38k households in Cumberland, MD-WV grew to $57,539 from the previous year's value of $52,738.

The following chart displays the households in Cumberland, MD-WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cumberland, MD-WV is from Maryland and West Virginia.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 and income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Cumberland, MD-WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.16%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cumberland, MD-WV have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Cumberland, MD-WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cumberland, MD-WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cumberland, MD-WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cumberland, MD-WV (13.3k out of 87.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cumberland, MD-WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.6% of the population of Cumberland, MD-WV has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1129 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland
1,270 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1,129 patients).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland and West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.4%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
22.3%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cumberland, MD-WV declined by 2.67% from 4.52% to 4.4%.

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