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Westernport, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Westernport had a population of 1,806 as of July 1, 2018. Westernport ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westernport is located at latitude 39.4854 and longitude -79.0448 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Westernport encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 919 feet.

The Town of Westernport (GNIS ID: 2391482) 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 Town of Westernport is located within District 8, Westernport/Luke, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westernport: Georges Creek, Hardscrabble, West Port, Western Port.

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Westernport, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,806
Population in Households 1,726
Population in Familes 1,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 2,055
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $40,885
Average Household Income $54,405
Per Capita Income $24,058


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 538 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $93,171
Average Home Value $133,194


Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 502
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.66%
Households -0.53% -0.71%
Families -0.7% -0.85%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   4.09%

Westernport, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westernport to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 281 46th
Population Density # 183 65th
Diversity Index # 503 3rd
Median Household Income # 489 6th
Per Capita Income # 433 17th

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