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Cumberland is a city in Allegany County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.

The latitude of Cumberland is 39.652N. The longitude is -78.762W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,833.


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Median household income
Local
$25,142
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cumberland demographic reports
Cumberland is on the Potomac River.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Mount Pleasant
· Fort Cumberland
Commerce from the Ohio Valley traveled through The Narrows, a nearby gap in the Alleghenies, into Cumberland.

Brewing, glassmaking and tire manufacturing became important industries in the 20th century.

Public transportation: Allegany County Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 164. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - June 9-10, 2007
  • CanalFest/RailFest - July 6-7, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cumberland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Cumberland Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Green Ridge State Forest
Historic routes: National Road, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
Historic sites and museums: Appalachian Collection, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, History House, Canal Place, George Washington's Headquarters, Allegany County Museum
Colleges and universities: Allegany College of Maryland
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 10, 1936, at 109 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cumberland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allegany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cumberland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21502 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Cumberland residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cumberland ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cumberland was $15,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Cumberland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Cumberland festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Cumberland include Downtown Cumberland Historic District, Washington Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cumberland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cumberland include Allegany County Library, South Cumberland Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Cumberland include Cumberland Times-News

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Politics

Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cumberland political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cumberland workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cumberland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Cumberland include Holiday Inn.

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Cumberland, MD

Pros: I grew up in Cumberland, it a wonderful place to raise children...

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