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Welcome to Cumberland ...

The city of Cumberland is located in Allegany County<1> and is the County Seat for Allegany County.



Cumberland was established in 1787.

When the people of Cumberland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cumberlander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cumberland has a population of 19,321 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Cumberland is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Cumberland: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for Cumberland: 21501-21505<6>

Websites for Cumberland ...

Official Website: www.ci.cumberland.md.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cumberland had an population of 19,321 people. This is a decrease of 7.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cumberland had a population of 20,859 people (which is 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 (with a count of 21,518 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cumberland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Cumberland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cumberland.

  • Frostburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Keyser
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
    • Keyser is located in Mineral County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser <7>
  • Meyersdale
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Westernport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Lonaconing
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Hyndman
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyndman have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyndman
    • Hyndman is located in Bedford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyndman <7>
  • Piedmont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Salisbury
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Paw Paw
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Barton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
    • Barton is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cumberland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cumberland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cumberland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cumberland. Our list includes 66 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cumberland.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cumberland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cumberland.

Adding Cumberland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cumberland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cumberland was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cumberland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cumberland.

The official website for Cumberland: www.ci.cumberland.md.us/

The official website for Allegany County: www.gov.allconet.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cumberland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cumberland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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