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Hagerstown is a city in Washington County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Jonathan Hager, settler.

The latitude of Hagerstown is 39.641N. The longitude is -77.72W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 538 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,953.


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Median household income
Local
$30,796
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hagerstown demographic reports
Hagerstown is in the Cumberland Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Elizabeth Town
· Hager's Town
Public transportation: Washington County Transportation Department (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 238. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Guarding Tess"
Local festivals include:
  • Western Maryland Blues Fest - June 1-3, 2007
  • Augustoberfest - Aug. 25-26, 2007
  • Harvest Hoedown - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Railroad Heritage Days - June 9-10, 2007
  • Chili Cook-off and Music Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hagerstown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Greenbrier State Park, Hagerstown City Park
Sports teams: Suns (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: American Legion Military Museum, Hager House & Museum, Mansion House Arts Center, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Frederick State Park, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Colleges and universities: Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown Junior College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hagerstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hagerstown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21734 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Hagerstown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hagerstown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hagerstown was $17,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Hagerstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hagerstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $847.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hagerstown include Washington County Free Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hagerstown include Hagerstown Herald-Mail

TV stations in Hagerstown include WHAG, WJAL, WWPB.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WETH.

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Politics

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

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Hagerstown restaurants taking online reservations include LJ's & the Kat Lounge ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Hagerstown workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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