Cumberland, MD
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Cumberland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 20,130 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the 49th largest community in Maryland. Cumberland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Cumberland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cumberland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (12.82%), and food service (8.88%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cumberland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Cumberland is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.77% of adults 25 and older in Cumberland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2010 was $19,461, 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 $77,844 for a family of four. However, Cumberland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cumberland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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