Hagerstown, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Hagerstown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Hagerstown had a population of 41,515 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.6418 and longitude -77.72 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hagerstown 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 41,515
Population in Households 40,487
Population in Familes 30,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,028
Population Density2 3,413
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $41,532
Average Household Income $55,308
Per Capita Income $23,587


Total Housing Units 19,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,049 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,037 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,368 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $173,555
Average Home Value $197,736


Total Households 17,087
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 9,804
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 0.46% 0.35%
Households 0.34% 0.31%
Families 0.37% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 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 # 23 96th
Population Density # 104 80th
Diversity Index # 153 71st
Median Household Income # 487 6th
Per Capita Income # 449 14th

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