Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
295,165
1.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.248% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
1.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,751
8.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,400
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
140,672
2.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV had a population of 295k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $72,751. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV grew from 291,560 to 295,165, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $67,192 to $72,751, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.23%), White (Hispanic) (2.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.92%).

None of the households in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are Martinsburg College (487977) (888 degrees awarded in 2022), Hagerstown Community College (757 degrees), and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (638 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was $242,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is home to a population of 295k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.83% of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV residents were born outside of the country (14.3k people).

In 2022, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (235k people) in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    235k ± 474
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.2k ± 900
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 1.04k
5.55%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2022, there were 9.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (235k people) in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.55% of the people in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are hispanic (16.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    116,781 ± 8,985 people
  2. India
    63,450 ± 7,102 people
  3. China
    47,144 ± 6,253 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland and West Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 116,781 Maryland and West Virginia residents, followed by India with 63,450 and China with 47,144.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people
4.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people

As of 2022, 4.83% of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV residents (14.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was 4.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,110 ± 540
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,862 ± 535
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,990 ± 417

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV employs 141k people. The largest industries in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,191 people), Retail Trade (17,842 people), and Manufacturing (14,461 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,169), Public Administration ($76,254), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,250).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

141k
2022 Value
± 3,276
2.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 137k employees to 141k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,799 people), Management Occupations (13,692 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,192 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

141k
2022 Value
± 3,276
2.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 137k employees to 141k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,191 people), Retail Trade (17,842 people), and Manufacturing (14,461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, though some of these residents may live in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,128
Median earning men ± $1,449
$37,139
Median earning women ± $1,270

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,045), Information ($77,717), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,097).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,897), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,494), and Construction ($46,926).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,978
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,199
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,063
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland and West Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland and West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland and West Virginia is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland and West Virginia

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing Maryland and West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland and West Virginia

Maryland and West Virginia is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland and West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV awarded 2,904 degrees. The student population of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,241 male students and 7,957 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are White (1,885 and 65%), followed by Black or African American (437 and 15.1%), Hispanic or Latino (273 and 9.41%), and Two or More Races (126 and 4.34%).

The largest universities in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV by number of degrees awarded are Martinsburg College (487977) (888 and 30.6%), Hagerstown Community College (757 and 26.1%), and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (638 and 22%).

The most popular majors in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (289 and 9.95%), Pharmacy Technician (284 and 9.78%), and Medical Insurance Specialist (211 and 7.27%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,198 (28.9% men and 71.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 11,198 students enrolled in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, 28.9% men and 71.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,552 records, of which 69.5% were women and 30.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 90 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 888 degrees awarded
  2. 757 degrees awarded
  3. 638 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Martinsburg College (487977) with 888 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 755 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, which is 0.351 times less than the 2,149 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,885 degrees mean that there were 4.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 437 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,084) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,175) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.02% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.947% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.24M), and Bachelors Degree (1.22M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was $242,400 in 2022, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $211,600 to $242,400, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is $72,751. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

Property

$242,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,443
$81,151
Median Property Taxes
±$2,223

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,751
Median Household Income
± $1,303
115k
Number of Households
± 2,859

In 2022, the median household income of the 115k households in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV grew to $72,751 from the previous year's value of $67,192.

The following chart displays the households in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is from Maryland and West Virginia.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 and income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.91%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (8.91%).

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6% of the workforce in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV (33.3k out of 286k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1129 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland
1,270 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1,129 patients).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland and West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.87%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV grew by 6.74% from 5.5% to 5.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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