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Time Zone: Allegany County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cumberland is the Seat for Allegany County.

Allegany County was founded in 1789 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Allegany had a population of 72,532 people. This is a decrease of 3.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 74,930 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Allegany represented 1.41% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 24 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201075,087+0.21%+3.52% since 2009
200972,532-3.2%-0.17% since 2008
200074,930The Last Census

More information can be found on the Allegany County Census Page for Allegany County.


Below are some of the communities located in Allegany County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Allegany County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cumberland   20,44921,5184.97% decrease  
Frostburg   7,8227,8730.65% decrease  
Westernport   1,9402,1047.79% decrease  
Lonaconing   1,1231,2056.8% decrease  
Barton   4554784.81% decrease  

Websites for Allegany County

Official Website:   www.gov.allconet.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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