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Hagerstown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Hagerstown had a population of 41,384 as of July 1, 2016. Hagerstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hagerstown is located at latitude 39.6398 and longitude -77.7215 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hagerstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Hagerstown (GNIS ID: 2390597) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hagerstown is located within District 17, Hagerstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hagerstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hagerstown: Elizabeth Hagers Town, Elizabeth Town, Elizabethtown, Hagers Town, Hagers-Town.

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Hagerstown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,384
Population in Households 40,335
Population in Familes 29,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,049
Population Density1 3,403
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 17,049
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 9,809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,394 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,655 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,390 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $164,843
Average Home Value $186,731


Median Household Income $40,487
Average Household Income $52,245
Per Capita Income $22,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.34%
Households 0.42% 0.28%
Families 0.5% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hagerstown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hagerstown to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 103 80th
Diversity Index2 # 162 69th
Median Household Income # 487 6th
Per Capita Income # 448 14th

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