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Allegany County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 72,130 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 74,930 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,571
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,611
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,569
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,995 (it was 8,753 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 425 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Allegany County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.1%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Allegany County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 37,688  (52.3%)
Females: 34,442  (47.7%)

Allegany County,MD real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Allegany County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,606 ($30,821 in 1999)

This county:

$45,606
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $832)
This county:

$573
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,400 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Allegany:

$115,400
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,700 - $171,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $154,477
Here:

$154,477
State:

$417,946

Townhouses or other attached units: $112,275
Here:

$112,275
State:

$249,949

In 2-unit structures: $40,021
Here:

$40,021
State:

$206,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $71,726
Here:

$71,726
State:

$218,381

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $251,726
Here:

$251,726
State:

$258,956

Mobile homes: $115,396
Here:

$115,396
State:

$73,685
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 5,670

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 90
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 38
  • Thefts: 79
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 133 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2008: 72 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2009: 63 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,447 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,341 (1.3%)

Allegany County household income distribution in 2013 Allegany County home values distribution in 2013 Allegany County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.0%
Allegany County:

16.0%
Maryland:

9.7%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for American Indian residents, 38.8% for other race residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.8 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 44.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 31.0 years old, American Indian residents: 31.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 40.3 years old)

Area name: Cumberland, MD-WV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Allegany County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $679 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cumberland, Frostburg, District 7, Cresaptown/Bel Air, Cresaptown-Bel Air, La Vale, Cresaptown, Potomac Park, Westernport, District 2, Oldtown, Lonaconing.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Allegany County: Camp Minnetoska (A), Camp Whitethorn (B), Blackberry Ridge Farm (C), Cove (D), Triple Silo Farm (E), Holy Cross Camp (F), Keeler Glade (G), Keysers Ridge (H), Deep Creek Ski Lift (I), Frostburg Pumping Station (J), Our Fathers House (K), Winding Ridge (L), Tasker Corners (M), Table Rock (N), Schell (O), Sang Run (P), Stanton Mill (Q), Bear Creek Fish Rearing Station (R), Pleasant Valley Greenhouse (S), Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Allegany County include: Bethlehem Church (A), Blooming Rose Church (B), Broadwater Chapel (C), Cherry Grove Church (D), Chestnut Grove Church (E), Deep Creek Church (F), Asher Glade Church of the Brethren (G), Hoyes United Methodist Church (H), Lake Ford United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harvey-Wilson Cemetery (1), Murphy Cemetery (2), Tichnell Cemetery (3), Lish Cemetery (4), Moreland Cemetery (5), Upole Cemetery (6), North Glade Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Koshare (A), Lake Herrington (B), Little Youghiogheny River Reservoir (C), Little Yok Number 2 Reservoir (D), Little Youghiogheny River Reservoir (E), Little Yok Reservoir Site Number 5 (F), Meadow Run Lake (G), Barton Debris Basin (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cherry Bottom Run (A), White Meadow Run (B), Aaron Run (C), Alexander Run (D), Ambrose Run (E), Aronhalt Fork (F), Bear Pen Run (G), Big Run (H), Blackhawk Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Allegany County include: Thayer State Game Refuge (1), New Germany Recreation Area (2), Casselman Bridge State Park (3), North Branch Potomac State Fish Management Area (4), Big Run State Park (5), Swallow Falls State Park (6), Herrington Manor State Park (7), Broadford Recreation Area (8), Pleasant Valley Recreation Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Atchison County, Kansas , Harford County , Franklin County, Pennsylvania , Howard County, Missouri , Union County, Indiana , Vermillion County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 5,521
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,095 (39.6% naturalized citizens)

Allegany County:

1.5%
Whole state:

15.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 6142010 or later
  • 5112000 to 2009
  • 2881990 to 1999
  • 2221980 to 1989
  • 1821970 to 1979
  • 250Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Allegany County marital status for males Allegany County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,319
  • One, attached: 2,983
  • Two: 1,120
  • 3 or 4: 1,533
  • 5 to 9: 2,366
  • 10 to 19: 382
  • 20 to 49: 156
  • 50 or more: 569
  • Mobile homes: 687

Housing units in Allegany County with a mortgage: 10,766 (202 second mortgage, 1,537 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,030

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Allegany County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,96466
Evangelical Protestant11,01574
Catholic8,83810
Other1,2007
Black Protestant2892
None39,781-
Allegany County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Allegany County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This 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.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Allegany County:

12.5%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Allegany County:

28.9%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Allegany County:

Average size of farms: 142 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,679
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $95.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,685
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,657
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.43%
Corn for grain: 358 harvested acres
Vegetables: 65 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 147 acres

Tornado activity:

Allegany County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 6081128.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/14/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Allegany County-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 154.0 miles away from Allegany County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the county 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 154.5 miles away from the county 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 148.9 miles away from the county 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 293.4 miles away from Allegany County 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 191.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3179: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Maryland Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 06, 1996 to September 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1139: September 17, 1996, FEMA Id: 1139, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1094: January 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1094, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Allegany County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • India (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Greece (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Allegany County


  • German (22%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

Allegany County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27,720 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,844 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 83 (0.3%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 429 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,230 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 630 (1.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Allegany County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 1,626 people in state prisons
  • 1,491 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,475 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 876 people in nursing homes
  • 170 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 53 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 43 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Allegany County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 3,081 people in state prisons
  • 2,077 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,514 people in federal prisons
  • 761 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 110 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,508.

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
0.99% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($11,572 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($24,467 average AGI)
Allegany County:

2.17%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mineral County, WV  0.47% ($28,387 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.27% ($53,899)
from Washington County, MD  0.16% ($23,390)
from Bedford County, PA  0.13% ($31,781)
from Somerset County, PA  0.11% ($71,741)
from Frederick County, MD  0.08% ($27,368)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.08% ($13,789)


3.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.07% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($9,372 average AGI)
2.77% relocated to other states ($27,370 average AGI)
Allegany County:

2.77%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mineral County, WV  0.58% ($34,899 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.22% ($40,214)
to Washington County, MD  0.15% ($30,289)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.14% ($30,143)
to Bedford County, PA  0.11% ($34,107)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.10% ($33,038)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.09% ($27,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Allegany County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Allegany County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Allegany County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Allegany County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Allegany County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Allegany County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Allegany County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Allegany County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Allegany County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,326 (12,815 aged, 2,511 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,476 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Allegany County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,714)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,166)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (874)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (754)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (525)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (475)
  • Unspecified dementia (385)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (333)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (307)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (295)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,437
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 546
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 78,775

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,275
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 141.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 91.3
  • Other - 50.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,130
  • In family households: 50,685 (8,876 male householders, 8,028 female householders)
    12,318 spouses, 17,684 children (16,089 natural, 401 adopted, 1,194 stepchildren), 1,072 grandchildren, 740 brothers or sisters, 458 parents, 640 other relatives, 869 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,615 (5,177 male householders (4,074 living alone)), 5,527 female householders (4,252 living alone)), 2,911 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,830

Size of family households: 9,845 2-persons, 3,165 3-persons, 2,283 4-persons, 1,237 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,326 1-person, 1,893 2-persons, 485 3-persons.

7,565 married couples with children.
3,746 single-parent households (1,137 men, 2,609 women).

94.2% of residents of Allegany speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $572,162,000 ($7,745 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $24,679,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $234,129,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $163,981,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,786,000
Federal grants: $112,661,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,604,000 ($7,611,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $44,000,000 ($9,774,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,129,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,074,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,300,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,655
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,691
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +109
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -288
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Allegany County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.73 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Allegany County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 352014 or later
  • 8852010 to 2013
  • 1,7202000 to 2009
  • 1,9961990 to 1999
  • 1,7931980 to 1989
  • 3,8861970 to 1979
  • 3,9241960 to 1969
  • 4,1201950 to 1959
  • 3,6531940 to 1949
  • 11,1031939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Allegany County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Allegany County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 01 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 2233 rooms
  • 7744 rooms
  • 4,0805 rooms
  • 4,0166 rooms
  • 3,9507 rooms
  • 2,4568 rooms
  • 3,2239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allegany County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 5901 room
  • 5992 rooms
  • 1,1003 rooms
  • 1,9094 rooms
  • 1,6795 rooms
  • 1,7146 rooms
  • 7337 rooms
  • 2228 rooms
  • 2669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Allegany County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Allegany County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2091 bedroom
  • 3,6922 bedrooms
  • 10,5323 bedrooms
  • 3,7144 bedrooms
  • 6495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allegany County, Maryland Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 660no bedroom
  • 1,7281 bedroom
  • 2,9992 bedrooms
  • 3,0433 bedrooms
  • 2654 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Allegany County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Allegany County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 600no vehicle
  • 5,2521 vehicle
  • 8,3072 vehicles
  • 2,8893 vehicles
  • 1,3754 vehicles
  • 3735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Allegany County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Allegany County population
  • 2,001no vehicle
  • 4,5561 vehicle
  • 1,8452 vehicles
  • 3703 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles

82.0% of Allegany County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Maryland.

Allegany County:

82.0%
State average:

86.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 53,572
  • Other state: 16,820
  • Northeast: 5,557
  • Midwest: 2,116
  • South: 8,171
  • West: 976
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allegany County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.0%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 10.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.6%Wood
  • 5.1%Coal or coke
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 515
Here:

9.8%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 411
Here:

12.7%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 62
Here:

0.9%
Maryland:

17.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Allegany County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,536,000
    Other Higher Education: $4,256,000
    General - Other: $1,725,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $107,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $101,685,000
    Other Higher Education: $27,595,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,512,000
    General - Other: $12,376,000
    Regular Highways: $6,756,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,969,000
    Sewerage: $5,169,000
    Health - Other: $4,714,000
    Water Utilities: $3,104,000
    Police Protection: $2,187,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,031,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,759,000
    Financial Administration: $1,713,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,667,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,631,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,060,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $559,000
    Parks and Recreation: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $496,000
    Air Transportation: $240,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $223,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,471,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,445,000
    Libraries: $835,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $336,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,006,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,987,000
    Other Higher Education: $635,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $608,000
    Corrections - Other: $118,000
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000
    General Public Building: $63,000
    Police Protection: $51,000
    Central Staff Services: $37,000
    General - Other: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Water Utilities: $10,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $95,560,000

Allegany County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $13,168,000
    Sewerage: $5,382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,902,000
    All Other: $2,115,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,578,000
    Public Welfare: $1,789,000
    Education: $1,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $967,000
    Transit Utilities: $938,000
    Water Utilities: $831,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $562,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,373,000
    Interest Earnings: $453,000
    Sale of Property: $431,000
    Rents: $307,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,379,000
    Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $90,734,000
    All Other: $12,650,000
    General Local Government Support: $579,000
    Transit Utilities: $533,000
    Public Welfare: $108,000
    Health and Hospitals: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
    Highways: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,535,000
    Individual Income: $21,527,000
    NEC: $2,770,000
    Other Selective Sales: $722,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $308,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $91,000
    Other License: $88,000
    Amusements License: $3,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,000

Allegany County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,808,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,392,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,737,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,231,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,212,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $815,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $525,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $248,000
    Beginning: $127,000

Allegany County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,006,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,327,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,212,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,040
  • Number of aged recipients: 140
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,900
  • Number of recipients under 18: 290
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,421
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 329
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 679
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 931
Allegany County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Allegany County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED201$114,527251$115,6291,117$121,578194$41,68013$542,84677$99,36423$90,739
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$143,0008$151,62572$151,5698$19,7500$010$110,2001$19,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$122,89733$70,879357$119,18259$29,2711$800,00031$69,3239$70,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$122,63216$109,000281$118,97515$59,6000$015$120,3338$96,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$132,0003$293,66745$127,7332$143,5000$00$01$105,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$123,95226$159,4230$01$70,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$129,2006$215,5001$36,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$146,2002$231,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$123,0003$197,6671$123,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Allegany County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,10179.7 years
John94774.2 years
William91273.7 years
James76772.8 years
Charles61173.8 years
Robert53670.7 years
Margaret48780.3 years
George47375.5 years
Joseph37774.9 years
Anna33181.7 years
Most common last names in Allegany County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39176.2 years
Miller34777.3 years
Wilson23877.7 years
Mckenzie18776.2 years
Davis17275.8 years
Twigg16076.9 years
Clark13575.5 years
Martin12276.6 years
Broadwater11672.4 years
Johnson11574.0 years
Businesses in Allegany County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kohl's1
AT&T5La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's7
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King3Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A3RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen3Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Sears2
Deb1Spencer Gifts1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx8Staples1
Finish Line1Subaru1
Ford1Subway6
GNC3Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul8
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular3
JCPenney1UPS10
Jones New York1Walmart1
Justice1Wendy's2
KFC2YMCA3

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