Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Garrett County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 29,679 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 29,846 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,211
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,080
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,945
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,766 (it was 2,531 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 648 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garrett County: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your Garrett County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.1%), Construction (10.5%), Wholesale trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Garrett County races chart

Races in Garrett County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 14,741  (49.7%)
Females: 14,938  (50.3%)

Garrett County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Garrett County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,807 ($32,238 in 1999)

This county:

$41807
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $394, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$524
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,400 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Garrett:

$161,400
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,909 - $258,620

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $243,995
Here:

$243,995
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $205,680
Here:

$205,680
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $3,292,826
Here:

$3,292,826
State:

$219,378

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $189,220
Here:

$189,220
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $46,851
Here:

$46,851
State:

$63,596
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,143
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

Institutionalized population: 460

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 166
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 156
  • Auto thefts: 9
Garrett County, MD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 253 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2001: 243 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2002: 333 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2003: 331 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2004: 349 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2005: 334 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2006: 287 buildings, average cost: $276,500
  • 2007: 226 buildings, average cost: $268,600
  • 2008: 184 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2009: 159 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2010: 95 buildings, average cost: $236,800
  • 2011: 93 buildings, average cost: $287,500
  • 2012: 114 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2013: 68 buildings, average cost: $324,000
  • 2014: 85 buildings, average cost: $369,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,421 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,253 (0.8%)

Garrett County household income distribution in 2009 Garrett County home values distribution Garrett County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.7%
Garrett County:

13.7%
Maryland:

10.1%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 71 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Garrett County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $649 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mountain Lake Park, Oakland, Grantsville, Finzel, Friendsville, Loch Lynn Heights, Deer Park, Accident, Bloomington, Kitzmiller.

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

2012 air pollution in Garrett County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.165 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Garrett County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Garrett County: Balls Road (A), Ziem Winery (B), Wades Landing (C), The Lookout (D), The Cornfield (E), Stoney Dell Farm (F), Mountain Lock Campground (G), McClellans Lookout (H), Mason-Dixon Dragway (I), Killiansburg Cave Campground (J), Horseshoe Bend Campground (K), Harpers Ferry Farm (L), Ferry Hill Plantation (M), Dargan Bend Picnic Area (N), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters (O), Bloody Lane (P), Big Woods Campground (Q), Bent Willow Farm (R), Beaver Creek Country Club (S), Antietam Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Garrett County include: Mount Tabor United Brethren Church (A), Mount Zion United Methodist Church (B), Reiffs Church (C), Antietam Church of God (D), Bethel United Methodist Church (E), Brownsville Brethren Church (F), Dunker Church (G), Bethel Church of God (H), Broadfording Bible Brethren Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stouffers Cemetery (1), Rose Hill Cemetery (2), Mumma Cemetery (3), Mount Carmel Graveyard (4), Brownsville Cemetery (5), Boonsboro Cemetery (6), Bethel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Pool (A), Lake Lanahan (B), Greenbriar Lake (C), Blairs Valley Lake (D), Potomac River Reservoir (E), Boonsboro Reservoir (F), Potomac River Reservoir (G), Lake Nesbit and Lanhan (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Camp Spring Run (B), Magruder Run (C), Troupe Run (D), Rush Run (E), Rockdale Run (F), Meadow Brook (G), Dry Run (H), Conococheague Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Garrett County include: Maryland Monument (1), Greenbrier State Park (2), Funkstown Community Park (3), Ditto Farms Regional Park (4), Gathland State Park (5), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (6), Devils Backbone County Park (7), Fort Frederick State Park (8), Philadelphia Brigade Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County, Colorado , Cape May County, New Jersey , Carroll County , Grand County, Utah , Knox County, Missouri , Muskingum County, Ohio , Shelby County, Indiana , Union County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,015
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 251 (63% naturalized citizens)

Garrett County:

0.8%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 41
  • 1990 to 1994: 35
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 47
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 93

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.8%

Garrett County marital status for males Garrett County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,624
  • One, attached: 589
  • Two: 278
  • 3 or 4: 339
  • 5 to 9: 340
  • 10 to 19: 138
  • 20 or more: 305
  • Mobile homes: 2,116
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 32

Housing units in Garrett County with a mortgage: 3,405 (317 second mortgage, 420 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,800

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Garrett County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,01556
Mainline Protestant4,02536
Catholic7712
Other2042
None19,082-
Garrett 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: 5
Garrett County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Garrett County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Garrett County:

10.6%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Garrett County:

25.5%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Garrett County:

Average size of farms: 160 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,897
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $100.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,229
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.08%
Corn for grain: 4476 harvested acres
Vegetables: 129 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 59 acres

Tornado activity:

Garrett County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 5413190.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/16/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garrett County-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 148.2 miles away from Garrett County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 174.1 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 265.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.5 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) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from Garrett 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 185.2 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:

  • MarylandSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1910): May 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3251): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1492): September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3179): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MarylandHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 6, 1996 to September 9, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1139): September 17, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1139, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1094): January 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1094, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MarylandBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1081): January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • MarylandSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3100): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall

The number of natural disasters in Garrett County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (33%)
  • Canada (20%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Sweden (6%)
  • Other Western Europe (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Garrett County (%):

  • German (36%)
  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Garrett County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,005 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,769 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 374 (3%)
  • Other means: 54 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 678 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 315 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 51 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 44 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 276 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,783.

3.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.20% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($18,713 average AGI)
2.50% relocated from other states ($28,409 average AGI)
Garrett County:

2.50%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allegany County, MD  0.50% ($40,214 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.37% ($21,317)
from Somerset County, PA  0.16% ($25,889)
from Mineral County, WV  0.13% ($32,143)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.12% ($50,077)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.11% ($52,583)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.11% ($56,000)


4.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.12% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($12,776 average AGI)
2.88% relocated to other states ($25,572 average AGI)
Garrett County:

2.88%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegany County, MD  0.62% ($53,899 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.26% ($25,586)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.23% ($49,769)
to Somerset County, PA  0.17% ($25,579)
to Grant County, WV  0.12% ($34,538)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.10% ($31,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Garrett County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Garrett County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Garrett County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Garrett County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Garrett County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,488 (4,580 aged, 908 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 674 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (373)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (353)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (346)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (274)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (200)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (157)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (148)
  • Congestive heart failure (106)
  • Unspecified dementia (96)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (94)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9829.370
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 185.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61718.23

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1120.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1176.900
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.37

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 105.6
  • Other - 19.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,582
  • In family households: 25,268 (6,519 male householders, 1,918 female householders)
    6,803 spouses, 8,208 children (7,533 natural, 223 adopted, 452 stepchildren), 506 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 193 other relatives, 624 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,314 (1,719 male householders (1,384 living alone)), 1,901 female householders (1,687 living alone)), 694 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 515 (460 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,100 2-persons, 1,839 3-persons, 1,548 4-persons, 596 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,071 1-person, 447 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

5,587 married couples with children.
1,286 single-parent households (376 men, 910 women).

96.4% of residents of Garrett County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $160,223,000 ($5319 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $74,949,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,691,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $541,000
Federal grants: $37,064,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,149,000 ($3,292,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,830,000 ($118,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,919,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,013,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,321,000

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

Births: 1,713
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,589
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -32
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Garrett County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.96 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 551
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,997
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,523
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,654
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,443
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,444
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,185
  • 1940 to 1949: 961
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,350
Rooms in houses/apartments in Garrett County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 123
  • 4 rooms: 915
  • 5 rooms: 2,042
  • 6 rooms: 2,235
  • 7 rooms: 1,574
  • 8 rooms: 1,001
  • 9+ rooms: 1,035
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 392
  • 4 rooms: 678
  • 5 rooms: 535
  • 6 rooms: 428
  • 7 rooms: 192
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9+ rooms: 85
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Garrett County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 147
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,921
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,788
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,710
  • 5+ bedrooms: 372
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 489
  • 2 bedrooms: 978
  • 3 bedrooms: 811
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
Cars and other vehicles available in Garrett County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 492
  • 1 vehicle: 2,381
  • 2 vehicles: 3,954
  • 3 vehicles: 1,549
  • 4 vehicles: 460
  • 5+ vehicles: 109
  • no vehicle: 401
  • 1 vehicle: 1,219
  • 2 vehicles: 759
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 1

67% of Garrett County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Maryland.

Garrett County:

67.1%
State average:

57.4%

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

  • This state: 19083
  • Northeast: 4332
  • Midwest: 1110
  • South: 4715
  • West: 270

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Garrett County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44.4%)
  • Wood (15.9%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Utility gas (11.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.4%)
  • Coal or coke (7.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37.0%)
  • Electricity (33.8%)
  • Utility gas (16.1%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Coal or coke (2.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 220
Here:

6.1%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here:

6.2%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 141
Here:

15.8%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Garrett County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,307,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $734,000
    Other Higher Education: $242,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,069,000
    Regular Highways: $14,331,000
    Other Higher Education: $8,649,000
    General - Other: $5,546,000
    Sewerage: $3,692,000
    Water Utilities: $2,684,000
    Police Protection: $2,128,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,724,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,511,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,092,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $937,000
    Libraries: $840,000
    Financial Administration: $740,000
    Housing and Community Development: $487,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $251,000
    Health - Other: $152,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $150,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,071,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $569,000
    General - Other: $363,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $796,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $954,000
    Regular Highways: $685,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $631,000
    Other Higher Education: $331,000
    General Public Building: $152,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,643,000

Garrett County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $2,559,000
    Sewerage: $1,879,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,117,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,113,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,081,000
    All Other: $978,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,307,000
    All Other: $2,117,000
    Education: $1,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $487,000
    Water Utilities: $92,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $167,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,747,000
    Special Assessments: $1,636,000
    Rents: $865,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $561,000
    Sale of Property: $437,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $28,842,000
    All Other: $6,259,000
    Highways: $5,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $211,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
    Housing and Community Development: $98,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,396,000
    Individual Income: $9,566,000
    NEC: $9,008,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,435,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $157,000

Garrett County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,482,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,891,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,591,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $100,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $68,000

Garrett County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,389,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,773,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 703
  • Number of aged recipients: 67
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 636
  • Number of recipients under 18: 71
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 472
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 160
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 281
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 283
Garrett County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Garrett County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Garrett County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21081.1 years
William16674.2 years
John16375.3 years
Charles15476.7 years
James15372.9 years
Robert13170.6 years
George8978.2 years
Harry7375.7 years
Ruth6977.7 years
Joseph6874.8 years
Most common last names in Garrett County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Friend12875.1 years
Miller10179.7 years
Bittinger8679.4 years
Paugh7174.2 years
Harvey6775.8 years
Dewitt6677.4 years
Smith6278.2 years
Glotfelty5976.6 years
Fike5875.7 years
Bowser5579.1 years
Businesses in Garrett County, MD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2McDonald's3
Burger King2Nike2
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway5
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx3True Value3
Ford2U-Haul1
GameStop1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill4UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Garrett County on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"