Cumberland, MD

Cumberland profile

Living in Cumberland

Cumberland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 19,076 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the 49th largest community in Maryland. Cumberland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cumberland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cumberland is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland who work in office and administrative support (15.19%), food service (10.24%), and sales jobs (8.16%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.69 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Cumberland is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.39% of adults 25 and older in Cumberland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2018 was $23,343, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,372 for a family of four. However, Cumberland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cumberland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cumberland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cumberland include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cumberland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.