Cumberland, MD

Cumberland profile

Living in Cumberland

Cumberland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 19,284 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the 49th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Cumberland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Cumberland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cumberland are a mix 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%).

One of the benefits of Cumberland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Cumberland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.39% of adults 25 and older in Cumberland have a college 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.