Garrett County is located in westernmost Maryland. The County Seat is Oakland and the largest city is Mountain Lake Park. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.garrettcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,679 and the 2010 census population was 30,097. The land area is 647.10 square miles and there are 46.5 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $168,600, there are 11,974 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,932, the median household income is $45,206, and 13.9% of the persons in Garrett County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,478. Retail sales (in $1000) were $431,388, and sales per capita were $14,550. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.5%.
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