Cumberland, MD-WV MSA
, or Cumberland Metro
for short, denotes the Metropolitan Statistical Area
of Cumberland, Maryland
and the surrounding economic region of Allegany County, Maryland
and Mineral County, West Virginia
, in the United States
A Metropolitan Statistical Area
represents a regional economy of closely-tied cities, towns, and surrounding rural areas with a high degree of social, geographic, and economic integration; and a total combined regional population of 50,000 or more. Metro Statistical Areas are named after the primary city and states within the area.
As of 2000, The City of Cumberland had a population of 21,591 and the surrounding area had a population of 102,008. Allegany
are mountainous, mostly rural areas. According to the 2000 census, more than 45 percent of the people living in the Cumberland region live in rural and non-incorporated areas.
The Cumberland Metropolian Area is geographically isolated by a range of ridges and valleys from the rest of Maryland which is relatively flat. These mountain ranges form adjacent valleys which have served to collect and integrate the regional cities and towns together into urbanized channels that follow the valleys northeasterly. This has served to give the area a unique sense of identity and economic integration.
The median household income for the MSA was $30,916 and the average household income was $39,021. The Cumberland,... Read More