Swanton, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 58.
Males: 26  (46.2%)
Females: 32  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

57.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,028
Swanton:

$48,028
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,698

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,025
Swanton:

$179,025
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $254,871; detached houses: $269,362; townhouses or other attached units: $239,765; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,186; mobile homes: $60,144
March 2019 cost of living index in Swanton: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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  • Races in Swanton, MD (2010)
    • 5696.6%White alone
    • 23.4%Hispanic



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Swanton, Maryland as of October 18, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Swanton is 17 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (100.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2300 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (78.6 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (220.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Kitzmiller, MD (2.3 miles ),
Deer Park, MD (2.4 miles ),
Elk Garden, WV (2.6 miles ),
Bloomington, MD (2.9 miles ),
Loch Lynn Heights, MD (3.0 miles ),
Mountain Lake Park, MD (3.0 miles ),
Luke, MD (3.1 miles),
Oakland, MD (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.46 N, Longitude: 79.23 W

Distribution of median household income in Swanton, MD in 2016
Distribution of house value in Swanton, MD in 2016
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

3.9%
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 20.7 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 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.51. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.51
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 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 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Swanton-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Swanton place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swanton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 83% 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 153.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 179.6 miles away from Swanton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 268.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.1 miles away from Swanton center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from Swanton center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from Swanton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garrett County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Swanton:

  • DENNETT ROAD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • GARRETT CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • IDF - GARRETT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE OF GARRETT COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • OAKLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • MORAN MANOR NSG HM (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WESTERNPORT, MD)
  • CORNELL STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KEYSER, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swanton:

  • Frostburg State University (about 21 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 30 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • West Virginia University (about 41 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 50 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 55 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 57 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Waynesburg University (about 60 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)

Private elementary/middle school in Swanton:

  • SWANTON MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 580 OBRIEN RD, Grades: 1-8)

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

Creeks: North Fork Crabtree Creek (A), South Fork Crabtree Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Carmel Cove Bed & Breakfast (105 Monastery Way).

Garrett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Swanton and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE OAK MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2013)
  • 24 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Swanton that have no violations reported:

  • BACKBONE MOUNTAIN BOYS CAMP (Address: ROUTE 1, 124 CAMP 4 ROAD , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.6%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

18.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Swanton:

Marital status in Swanton, MD
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 86.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Swanton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Maryland average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Swanton, MD (based on Garrett County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,01556
Mainline Protestant4,02536
Catholic7712
Other2042
None19,082-
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: 5
Garrett County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Garrett County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Garrett County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

10.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Garrett County:

25.5%
Maryland:

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

12.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

4.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
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 Allegany County, MD  0.75% ($39,942 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.28% ($30,688)


3.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
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 Allegany County, MD  0.65% ($44,338 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.26% ($32,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swanton:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swanton:

  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Swanton:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • Swanton, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count4721
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7056
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1684
  • Fatalities5203
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11606
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents489
See more detailed statistics of Swanton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • $47,000Total costs
  • 4,283Total average daily traffic
  • 314Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,850Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Swanton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • L11, Lat: 39.457417 Lon: -79.223083, Call Sign: KCO633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/2013, Expiration Date: 10/29/2023, Certifier: L W Allen, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • Backbone Mountain Rt 135 1 Mi Ne Of Rt 38 (Lat: 39.451194 Lon: -79.214750), Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: KNIP468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, Grant Date: 05/28/2003, Expiration Date: 08/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2007,
  • Lat: 39.489361 Lon: -79.260944, Call Sign: WQIT573,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, 457.112 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2018, Expiration Date: 05/09/2028, Certifier: Bob Raley, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:
  • Rt 135 Sha Swanton (Lat: 39.453083 Lon: -79.209833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQMQ807, Licensee ID: L00001771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2010, Expiration Date: 10/25/2020, Certifier: George E Ryan Ii, Registrant: State Of, Dnr Maryland, 580 Taylor Ave, E-3, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 260-8843, Email:
  • Rt 135 Sha Swanton (Lat: 39.453083 Lon: -79.209833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQNG397, Licensee ID: L00001771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2011, Expiration Date: 01/27/2021, Certifier: George E Ryan Ii, Registrant: State Of, Dnr Maryland, 580 Taylor Ave, E-3, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 260-8843

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Swanton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH B35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5100C , Serial Number: D-2362, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/15/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Gordon A Clefton, 128 Hidden Valley Ln # 3047, Swanton, MD 21561
  • Aircraft: HARRIS JOHN P AERO SPORT PJ-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 777KH , Serial Number: 10, Year manufactured: 1971, Certificate Issue Date: 11/06/2018
    Registrant (Individual): David A Klueter, 663 Beckman Peninsula Rd, Swanton, MD 21561
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/15/1994
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92764 , Serial Number: 18260345, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 12/26/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Mountain Rememdy Flying LLC, 519 Pine Tree Point Rd, Swanton, MD 21561

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Swanton, MD
  • 75.0%Wood
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Swanton compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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