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. 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 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%).

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 17.73 minutes getting to work every day.

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. 17.77% of adults 25 and older in Cumberland have a college 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.