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Allegany County, MD&

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0.66% decline
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Median Household Income
2.49% growth
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1.52% decline
Median Property Value
1.66% decline


The economy of Allegany County, MD employs 29,357 people. The economy of Allegany County, MD is specialized in Public Admin.; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.22; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Allegany County, MD are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,869), Retail trade (3,558), and Educational Services (3,342), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,625), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,862), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,050).

Median household income in Allegany County, MD is $41,559. Males in Allegany County, MD have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,283. The income inequality of Allegany County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Allegany County, MD. In Allegany County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,096. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Allegany County, MD is home to a population of 73,060 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Allegany County, MD is composed of 63,922 White residents (87.5%), 5,889 Black residents (8.06%), 1,256 Two+ residents (1.72%), 1,233 Hispanic residents (1.69%), and 580 Asian residents (0.79%). The most common foreign languages in Allegany County, MD are Spanish (1,279 speakers), Chinese (261 speakers), and French (232 speakers), but compared to other places, Allegany County, MD has a relative high number of Greek (140 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (59 speakers), and Portuguese (140 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Allegany County, MD awarded 2,044 degrees. The student population of Allegany County, MD is skewed towards females, with 796 male students and 1,248 female students. Most students in Allegany County, MD are White (1,565 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (276 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (61 and 2.98%), and Two or more races (46 and 2.25%). The largest universities in Allegany County, MD by number of graduates are Frostburg State University (1,317 and 64.4%), Allegany College of Maryland (727 and 35.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Allegany County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (115 and 5.63%), Registered Nursing (97 and 4.75%), and General Psychology (93 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Allegany County, MD are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,340 and $18,864 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegany County, MD is $118,800, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $120,800 to $118,800, a 1.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Allegany County, MD is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Allegany County, MD have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegany County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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