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Cumberland, Maryland

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Welcome to Cumberland ...

The city of Cumberland is located in Allegany County and is the County Seat for Allegany County.

When the people of Cumberland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cumberlander<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Cumberland has a population of 19,978 people<2> (see below for details).

Cumberland was established in 1787.

The community of Cumberland is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Cumberland: (301) and (240)<4>

The ZIP codes for Cumberland: 21501-21505<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cumberland had a population of 20,859 people (or 27.78% of the total population of Allegany County). This makes Cumberland the county's most populous community.

The population of Cumberland represents 0.36% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,859 people, the population of Cumberland decreased 3.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,518 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Cumberland had an population of 19,978 people. This is a decrease of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.16% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cumberland.

Communities near Cumberland ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2016
Barton   [Map]   431   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frostburg   [Map]   8,676   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lonaconing   [Map]   1,134   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Westernport   [Map]   1,796   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   875   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   2,065   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cumberland.

Communities Also Named Cumberland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Cumberland - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cumberland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cumberland. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cumberland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cumberland. Our list includes 66 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cumberland:

Websites for Cumberland ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cumberland ...

Looking for more information about Cumberland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cumberland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cumberland.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Cumberland. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cumberland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cumberland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cumberland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cumberland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Cumberland.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cumberland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cumberland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Cumberland includes: 21501, 21502, 21503, 21504 & 21505.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Cumberland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cumberland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cumberland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cumberland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumberland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6517, Longitude: -78.7583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cumberland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cumberland.