Allegany County, MD

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2022 Population
68,161
0.761% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
7.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,248
8.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$143,300
8.97% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,552
0.0376% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Allegany County, MD had a population of 68.2k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $55,248. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Allegany County, MD declined from 68,684 to 68,161, a −0.761% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,090 to $55,248, a 8.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allegany County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.926%).

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.

99.2% of the residents in Allegany County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD are Frostburg State University (1,215 degrees awarded in 2022) and Allegany College of Maryland (566 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Allegany County, MD was $143,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Allegany County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegany County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Allegany County, MD is home to a population of 68.2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.04% of Allegany County, MD residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Allegany County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Allegany County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Allegany County, MD was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allegany County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.1k ± 127
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 194
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.94k ± 213
2.02%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Allegany County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.02% of the people in Allegany County, MD are hispanic (1.38k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Allegany County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Allegany County, MD residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people
2.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people

As of 2022, 2.04% of Allegany County, MD residents (1.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allegany County, MD was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,463 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    760 ± 183
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    728 ± 181

Allegany County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Allegany County, MD employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Allegany County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,111 people), Retail Trade (3,426 people), and Educational Services (2,932 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,021), Public Administration ($59,799), and Utilities ($57,500).

Occupations

26.6k
2022 Value
± 1,069
−0.0376%
1 Year decline
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of −0.0376%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegany County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,556 people), Management Occupations (2,310 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,989 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

26.6k
2022 Value
± 1,069
−0.0376%
1 Year decline
± 5.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allegany County, MD declined at a rate of −0.0376%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegany County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,111 people), Retail Trade (3,426 people), and Educational Services (2,932 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

$45,135
Median earning men ± $2,104
$33,019
Median earning women ± $1,460

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($64,167), Public Administration ($62,817), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), Information ($52,740), and Public Administration ($51,492).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

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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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Civics

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.

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US Representatives from Maryland

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Allegany County, MD awarded 1,781 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,623 male students and 4,022 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allegany County, MD are White (1,167 and 69.2%), followed by Black or African American (331 and 19.6%), Hispanic or Latino (76 and 4.51%), and Two or More Races (58 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Allegany County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Frostburg State University (1,215 and 68.2%) and Allegany College of Maryland (566 and 31.8%).

The most popular majors in Allegany County, MD are Registered Nursing (277 and 15.6%), General Business Administration & Management (138 and 7.75%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (100 and 5.61%).

The median tuition cost in Allegany County, MD for a public four year colleges is $6,974 for in-state students and $21,854 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Allegany County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,645 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,645 students enrolled in Allegany County, MD, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,361 records, of which 64.4% were women and 35.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allegany County, MD was General Psychology with 93 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. 1,215 degrees awarded
  2. 566 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frostburg State University with 1,215 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 653 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allegany County, MD, which is 0.579 times less than the 1,128 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,167 degrees mean that there were 3.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($7,860) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, MD was $143,300 in 2022, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,500 to $143,300, a 8.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegany County, MD is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Allegany County, MD have an average commute time of 22.6 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 $55,248. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Allegany County, MD was Census Tract 12 with a value of $100,625, followed by Census Tract 14.01 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $76,406 and $68,352.

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.632%.

Property

$143,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,222
$19,252
Median Property Taxes
±$851

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% 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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegany County, MD was Census Tract 12 with a value of $100,625, followed by Census Tract 14.01 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $76,406 and $68,352.

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Household Income

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$55,248
Median Household Income
± $2,767
27.5k
Number of Households
± 1,114

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Allegany County, MD grew to $55,248 from the previous year's value of $51,090.

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 Allegany County, MD.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (8.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.9%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Allegany County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.28%) and those who worked at home (6.9%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegany County, MD have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.9% 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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.632%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegany County, MD (9.69k out of 61.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.6% of the children was living in poverty in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 311 in Allegany County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 93.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96% of the population of Allegany County, MD has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see 1717 patients per year on average, which represents a 4% increase from the previous year (1651 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1347 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,717 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allegany County, MD

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, MD see an average of 1,717 patients per year. This represents a 4% increase from the previous year (1,651 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.97%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegany County, MD declined by 5.65% from 4.21% to 3.97%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.1 in Allegany County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 38.5% in Allegany County, MD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.75% in Allegany County, MD.

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