Allegany County is located in northwestern Maryland. The County Seat is Cumberland and the largest city is Cumberland. The Official Web Site is located at http://gov.allconet.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 72,952 and the 2010 census population was 75,087. The land area is 424.16 square miles and there are 177 persons per square mile.
89.1% of the population is White, 8.2% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 87.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,300, there are 28,433 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,211, the median household income is $39,293, and 17.4% of the persons in Allegany County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,071. Retail sales (in $1000) were $865,196, and sales per capita were $11,907. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.9%.
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