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Westernport, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Westernport had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Westernport, MD Housing Affordability Index is 245
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Westernport, MD Wealth Index is 46
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,782 (100%)
Population in Households 1,702 (95.5%)
Population in Families 1,377 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 80 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 2,028
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,197
Average Household Income $53,835
Per Capita Income $22,207
Wealth Index4 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $91,080
Housing Affordability Index3 245
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 765
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.62% -0.87%
Households -0.62% -0.91%
Families -0.78% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2019 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 # 282 46th
Population Density # 186 64th
Diversity Index # 504 3rd
Median Household Income # 469 10th
Per Capita Income # 470 9th

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