Hagerstown, MD
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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. Hagerstown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 (15.73%), sales jobs (9.41%), and food service (8.15%).

The percentage of adults in Hagerstown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.35% of adults in Hagerstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hagerstown in 2010 was $20,808, 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 $83,232 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 French .

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