Allegany County, MD

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2020 Population
71,002
0.62% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.4
0.719% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
15.6%
5.59% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,449
7.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,500
4.81% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
27,491
2.83% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Allegany County, MD had a population of 71k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $49,449. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Allegany County, MD declined from 71,445 to 71,002, a −0.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,893 to $49,449, a 7.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allegany County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), White (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.874%).

None of the households in Allegany County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Allegany County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD are Frostburg State University (1,233 degrees awarded in 2020) and Allegany College of Maryland (533 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Allegany County, MD was $126,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Allegany County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegany County, MD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Allegany County, MD is home to a population of 71k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.97% of Allegany County, MD residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2018, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.7k people) in Allegany County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Allegany County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Allegany County, MD was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allegany County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.7k ± 65
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.92k ± 196
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 240
1.75%
Hispanic Population
1.26k people

In 2018, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.7k people) in Allegany County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.75% of the people in Allegany County, MD are hispanic (1.26k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
1.93%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2020, 1.97% of Allegany County, MD residents (1.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allegany County, MD was 1.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,588 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    785 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    616 ± 165

Allegany County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Allegany County, MD employs 27.5k people. The largest industries in Allegany County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,623 people), Retail Trade (3,404 people), and Educational Services (2,863 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,679), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,689), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,487).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

27.5k
2020 Value
± 1,063
−2.83%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of −2.83%, from 28.3k employees to 27.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegany County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,559 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,464 people), and Management Occupations (2,165 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allegany County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.5k
2020 Value
± 1,063
−2.83%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of −2.83%, from 28.3k employees to 27.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegany County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,623 people), Retail Trade (3,404 people), and Educational Services (2,863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allegany County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Allegany County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,267
Median earning men ± $2,258
$27,642
Median earning women ± $1,571

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,076), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,692), and Public Administration ($52,515).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,583), Public Administration ($45,417), and Wholesale Trade ($38,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 791
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 383
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 351
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $457k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $388k
    Manufacturing
  3. $153k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Allegany County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 68.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Allegany County, MD awarded 1,766 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,860 male students and 4,520 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allegany County, MD are White (1,231 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (325 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (62 and 3.56%), and Two or More Races (48 and 2.76%).

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Frostburg State University (1,233 and 69.8%) and Allegany College of Maryland (533 and 30.2%).

The most popular majors in Allegany County, MD are Registered Nursing (236 and 13.4%), General Business Administration & Management (178 and 10.1%), and General Education (116 and 6.57%).

The median tuition cost in Allegany County, MD for a public four year colleges is $6,700 for in-state students and $20,800 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Allegany County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,380 (38.8% men and 61.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,380 students enrolled in Allegany County, MD, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,691 records, of which 65.3% were women and 34.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 91 degree-majors awarded
  2. 77 degree-majors awarded
  3. 142 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allegany County, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 91 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Allegany County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,233 degrees awarded
  2. 533 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frostburg State University with 1,233 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 682 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allegany County, MD, which is 0.629 times less than the 1,084 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,231 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 325 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($7,410) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,710) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,540) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, MD was $126,500 in 2020, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $126,500, a 4.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegany County, MD is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Allegany County, MD have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Allegany County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Allegany County, MD is $49,449. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Allegany County, MD was Census Tract 12 with a value of $89,886, followed by Census Tract 14.01 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $78,589 and $66,042.

In 2021, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.05%.

Property

$126,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,321
$18,900
Median Property Taxes
±$812

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Allegany County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2020
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.1% of the housing units in Allegany County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12
  2. Census Tract 14.01
  3. Census Tract 14.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegany County, MD was Census Tract 12 with a value of $89,886, followed by Census Tract 14.01 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $78,589 and $66,042.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allegany County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$49,449
Median Household Income
± $2,436
27.4k
Number of Households
± 1,067

In 2020, the median household income of the 27.4k households in Allegany County, MD grew to $49,449 from the previous year's value of $45,893.

The following chart displays the households in Allegany County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allegany County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.21%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Allegany County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.47%) and those who worked at home (4.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegany County, MD have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Allegany County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Allegany County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allegany County, MD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.05%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegany County, MD (9.78k out of 62.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allegany County, MD is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.8% of the children was living in poverty in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 311 in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 93.6 per 100,000 population.

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95.5% of the population of Allegany County, MD has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see 1651 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.4% decrease from the previous year (1885 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1304 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 320 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,651 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allegany County, MD

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see an average of 1,651 patients per year. This represents a 12.4% decrease from the previous year (1,885 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegany County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.52%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegany County, MD declined by 5.52% from 4.78% to 4.52%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.3 in Allegany County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.8% in Allegany County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.46% in Allegany County, MD.

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