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Westernport is a town in Allegany County, in the Cumberland metro area.

So named because it was a western coal-loading port on the river.

The latitude of Westernport is 39.485N. The longitude is -79.045W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,037.


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Median household income
Local
$23,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westernport demographic reports
Westernport is at the junction of George's Creek and the North Branch of the Potomac River.
Former and merged names include:
· George's Creek
· Western Port
· Hardscrabble
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.

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25% of Westernport residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westernport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westernport was $12,503, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Westernport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Westernport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.


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Libraries in Westernport include Westernport Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Westernport workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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