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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Cumberland is a town in Maryland with a population of 20,084. Cumberland is in Allegany County. Living in Cumberland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cumberland there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Cumberland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cumberland are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Cumberland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    509
    282.7
  • Murder
    5
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    206.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,249.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,918.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Cumberland

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,825
National
$55,322
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Cumberland Reviews

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Cumberland is simply a beautiful mountain town. It’s quiet and full of wholesome kind people. In my opinion, positives far outweigh.
Homes are typically dated but affordable. There’s a wide variety of restaurants and a recent wave of new options. The bike trails are awesome. Bike to Pittsburgh or DC. The job market seems stable. WMHS, CSX, IBM, Northrop Grumman are a few of the larger employers.

Cumberland is a great spot if you are into the outdoors and want to live in a cheap town.
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Very poor and dealing with deadly opioid epidemic, but downtown is developing quite nicely. New restaurants and stores are opening. Cumberland is very close to the state and federal prisons. Most residents are employed there, or have family members incarcerated.
Cumberland is a moderately large city in Western Maryland. In recent years, the community has struggled with drug abuse and poverty; however, the mayor and townspeople are working hard to address these issues. Cumberland also takes pride in a rich history that it takes a great deal of pride in.