Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 5,666. Population change since 2000: +47.4%
Males: 2,772  (48.9%)
Females: 2,894  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 21742.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $75,254 (it was $49,648 in 2000)
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

$75,254
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $38,941 (it was $27,552 in 2000)

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $244,483 (it was $136,500 in 2000)
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

$244,483
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $284,622; Detached houses: $299,984; Townhouses or other attached units: $258,314; Mobile homes: $24,887

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,394.

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  • Races in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD (2016)

    Fountainhead-Orchard Hills races chart
    • 4,75681.1%White alone
    • 4197.1%Black alone
    • 3786.4%Hispanic
    • 1973.4%Asian alone
    • 280.5%Two or more races
    • 150.3%American Indian alone

Races in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills: 106.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.6%), American (11.5%), English (9.0%), Italian (6.4%), Irish (5.2%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,485 people per square mile   (low).

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills,MD real estate house value index trend

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills CDP:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

360 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.7% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

6.2%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,147 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,156 (0.7%)

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (23.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (64.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (138.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Paramount-Long Meadow, MD (1.0 miles ), Maugansville, MD (1.3 miles ), District 21, Hagerstown, MD (1.3 miles ), District 25, Hagerstown, MD (1.5 miles ), Hagerstown, MD (1.7 miles ), District 22, Hagerstown, MD (1.7 miles ), Reid, MD (1.7 miles) , District 3, Hagerstown, MD (1.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 77.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +478 (+8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 241 (8.2%)

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills household income distribution Fountainhead-Orchard Hills home values distribution

Property values in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland average temperatures Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland average precipitation Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland humidity Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland wind speed Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland snowfall Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland sunshine Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Maryland clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Fountainhead-Orchard Hills place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 27.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from Fountainhead-Orchard Hills center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 224.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from Fountainhead-Orchard Hills center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 342.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON CNTY INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • WESTERN MD HOSPITAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • FMC - HAGERSTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • COFFMAN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • POTOMAC CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • AVALON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)

Amtrak station near Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • 8 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • Hagerstown Community College (about 5 miles; Hagerstown, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,220)
  • Shepherd University (about 18 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 20 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Frederick Community College (about 23 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Gettysburg College (about 28 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • American Public University System (about 29 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)

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Notable locations in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills: Fountain Head Country Club (A), Tatem Arts Center (B), Beneficial Hodson Library (C), Apple Resource Center (D), Alumanae House (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Washington Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rest Haven Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.1%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
10 people in college/university student housing in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills in 2000:

  • 110 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Maryland average:

12.6

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills travel time to work - commute Fountainhead-Orchard Hills mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fountainhead-Orchard Hills CDP (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,941117
Mainline Protestant21,83779
Catholic9,3508
Other2,24411
Orthodox1632
Black Protestant972
None91,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Washington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Washington County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Washington County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 93
Here:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

54.0%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

51.0%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

28.5
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

19.7%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

10.4%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.7%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD Residents

5.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($303 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Frederick County, MD  1.34% ($42,546 average AGI)
from Franklin County, PA  0.51% ($33,129)
from Berkeley County, WV  0.37% ($34,255)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($301 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Frederick County, MD  0.85% ($45,063 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.63% ($40,017)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.62% ($38,745)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • WJEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HAGERSTOWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARK (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAG (1410 AM; 1 kW; HALFWAY, MD; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHGT (1380 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WKMZ (95.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WDLD (96.7 FM; HALFWAY, MD; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • W228AB (93.5 FM; PARAMOUNT, ETC., MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fountainhead-Orchard Hills:

  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$232,90713$248,32669$211,9085$95,5225$190,6400$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$555,7973$237,9301$29,5700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$290,0504$82,03327$256,7431$18,2301$192,4204$75,348
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$128,42021$235,7881$76,5601$72,5100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$253,9970$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$282,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$291,270
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Fountainhead-Orchard Hills on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bolivia (population 500+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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