Hagerstown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 40,432 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Hagerstown is the 18th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Hagerstown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Hagerstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hagerstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hagerstown is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hagerstown who work in office and administrative support (16.42%), sales jobs (10.10%), and food service (8.18%).
Also of interest is that Hagerstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Hagerstown citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.12% of adults 25 and older in Hagerstown have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hagerstown in 2010 was $20,812, 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 $83,248 for a family of four. However, Hagerstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hagerstown is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hagerstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hagerstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hagerstown include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Hagerstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.