Shaft, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 235.
Males: 96  (40.9%)
Females: 139  (59.1%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,867
Shaft:

$48,867
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,095

Shaft CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $124,800
Shaft:

$124,800
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $165,396; detached houses: $164,771
March 2019 cost of living index in Shaft: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.1%

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Ancestries: German (17.8%), Welsh (14.8%), American (8.1%), Italian (8.1%), English (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,565 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $980 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (79.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (203.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

National, MD (1.0 miles),
Carlos, MD (1.0 miles),
Midlothian, MD (1.0 miles ),
Woodland, MD (1.1 miles),
Ocean, MD (1.2 miles),
Klondike, MD (1.2 miles),
Vale Summit, MD (1.3 miles),
Grahamtown, MD (1.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.62 N, Longitude: 78.94 W

Distribution of median household income in Shaft, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shaft, MD in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Maryland:

6.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.2. This is better than average.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.23. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.23
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Shaft-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Shaft place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shaft-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.2 miles away from Shaft center
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) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from Shaft center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from Shaft center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from Shaft center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 135.6 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 Allegany County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Shaft:

  • FROSTBURG HOSPITAL ECF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FROSTBURG, MD)
  • WEST MD HEALTH SYST FROSTBURG NRSG AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FROSTBURG, MD)
  • EGLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LONACONING, MD)
  • HOSPICE MEM HOSP AND MED CNTR CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ECU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • MID-ATLANTIC OF CUMBERLAND, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Amtrak station near Shaft:

  • 10 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Shaft:

  • 19 miles: Three Mile Island 1 in Londonderry Twp., PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shaft:

  • Frostburg State University (about 3 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 12 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 46 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Shenandoah University (about 53 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 54 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • West Virginia University (about 55 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 55 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Borden Shaft Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Shaft: Shaft United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Winebrenner Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Allegany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.6%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
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: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Shaft:

Marital status in Shaft, MD
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 70.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Shaft:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Maryland average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shaft, MD (based on Allegany County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,96466
Evangelical Protestant11,01574
Catholic8,83810
Other1,2007
Black Protestant2892
None39,781-
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: 19
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Allegany County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Allegany County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Allegany County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Allegany County:

12.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Maryland:

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

13.0%
Maryland:

15.5%

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mineral County, WV  0.50% ($31,585 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.30% ($44,338)
from Washington County, MD  0.17% ($32,512)


3.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mineral County, WV  0.65% ($38,646 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.35% ($39,942)
to Washington County, MD  0.17% ($28,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shaft:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WNTR (1230 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shaft:

  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shaft:

  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.7mTotal length
  • $24,000Total costs
  • 25,562Total average daily traffic
  • 2,048Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,150Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shaft, MD
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Shaft compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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 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 college students significantly below state average.
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