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Population in 2010: 561. Population change since 2000: -33.1%
Males: 254  (45.3%)
Females: 307  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  43.7 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21742.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $115,513 (it was $48,523 in 2000)
Mount Aetna:

$115,513
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $47,586

Mount Aetna CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $281,422 (it was $130,600 in 2000)
Mount Aetna:

$281,422
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $328,015; Detached houses: $328,015

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,225.

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Mount Aetna races chart
  • White alone - 497 (88.6%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 7 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Aetna: 114.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.4%), English (12.9%), Irish (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), French (4.0%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 3.89 square miles.

Population density: 144 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Aetna:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 37.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Aetna CDP:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 1.5%

31 residents are foreign born (5.0% Africa, 4.5% Asia).

This place:  5.0%
Maryland:  14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,182 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,143 (1.5%)

Mount Aetna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (16.0 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (57.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (134.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Jugtown, MD (1.1 miles ), Bagtown, MD (1.2 miles ), Pondsville, MD (1.4 miles) , Beaver Creek, MD (1.4 miles ), Chewsville, MD (1.7 miles ), Cavetown, MD (1.8 miles ), Mount Lena, MD (1.8 miles ), Robinwood, MD (1.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.60 N, Longitude: 77.61 W

Mount Aetna household income distribution Mount Aetna home values distribution

Property values in Mount Aetna, MD

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Average climate in Mount Aetna, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Mount Aetna-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Mount Aetna place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Aetna-area historical earthquake activity is below Maryland state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 97.5 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 98.8 miles away from Mount Aetna center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Aetna:

  • FMC - ROBINWOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • MERITUS MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 4 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • FAHRNEY-KEEDY MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BOONSBORO, MD)

Amtrak stations near Mount Aetna:

  • 7 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.
  • 18 miles: FREDERICK (GREYHOUND STA., 27 E. ALL SAINTS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Aetna:

  • Frederick Community College (about 15 miles; Frederick, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,359)
  • Shepherd University (about 16 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • American Public University System (about 26 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 5,448)
  • Gettysburg College (about 26 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,517)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)
  • Shenandoah University (about 43 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • Montgomery College (about 43 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 10,379)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.9


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.8%
(0.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.2%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mount Aetna, MD

9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Mount Aetna compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mount Aetna travel time to work - commute


Mount Aetna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mount Aetna CDP (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.74%
Here44.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents18.2%18.1%14.5%5.2%4.2%
Congregations13.9%4.8%10.7%5.9%3.2%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.0%3.8%3.5%3.4%25.1%
Congregations4.8%2.7%5.9%5.3%42.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Washington County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

12.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

7.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Frederick County, MD  2.30% ($49,550 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.84% ($53,281)
from Franklin County, PA  0.47% ($34,733)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Franklin County, PA  1.32% ($51,267 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.79% ($37,246)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.58% ($43,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Aetna:

  • 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.)
  • WARK (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHAG (1410 AM; 1 kW; HALFWAY, MD; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HAGERSTOWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Aetna:

  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WKMZ (95.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDLD (96.7 FM; HALFWAY, MD; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Aetna:

  • 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)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cor Mount Aetna & Mount Lena Rds (Lat: 39.596778 Lon: -77.666389), Call Sign: KXM965, Licensee ID: L00026037
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.8000 MHz, 33.8400 MHz, 33.8600 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/19/2014
    Registrant: County Of Washington, 35 W. Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Phone: (240) 313-2070, Fax: (240) 313-2071, Email:



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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$197,6803$251,18716$229,3311$85,8201$122,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$239,6000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$07$245,3471$61,0701$82,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$255,9230$01$98,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$220,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.02

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