Cumberland, MD-WV MSA, or Cumberland Metro for short, is the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Cumberland, Maryland, and the surrounding economic region of Allegany County, Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia, in the United States.

Cumberland, MD–WV area
Cumberland, MD–WV
Micropolitan Statistical Area
Downtown Cumberland
Downtown Cumberland
Map of Cumberland, MD–WV μSA
Country United States
State Maryland
West Virginia
Principal cityCumberland
Other citiesFrostburg, MD
Keyser, WV
Westernport, MD
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Allegany County Urban Areas

As of 2000, The City of Cumberland had a population of 21,591 and the surrounding area had a population of 102,008. Allegany and Mineral are mountainous, mostly rural areas. According to the 2000 census, more than 45 percent of the people living in the Cumberland region live in rural and non-incorporated areas.

The Cumberland Metropolitan Area is geographically isolated by a range of ridges and valleys from the rest of Maryland which is relatively flat. These mountain ranges form adjacent valleys which have served to collect and integrate the regional cities and towns together into urbanized channels that follow the valleys northeasterly. This has served to give the area a unique sense of identity and economic integration.

The median household income for the MSA was $30,916 and the average household income was $39,021.[1] The Cumberland Metro is one of the poorest in the United States, ranking 305th out of 318 metropolitan areas in per capita income.[citation needed]

GDP by year


Total GDP of Cumberland, MD-WV MSA[2]

2001 1.808 billion
2002 1.920 billion
2003 1.962 billion
2004 2.023 billion
2005 2.184 billion
2011 3.466 billion
2012 3.451 billion
2013 3.455 billion
2014 3.416 billion
2015 3.443 billion
2016 3.574 billion
2017 3.613 billion
2018F 3.716 billion
2019F 3.788 billion
2020F 3.790 billion
2021F 3.840 billion
2022F 3.904 billion
2023F 3.952 billion


Most populous places within the metro


Cities and towns within the metro


Metro corridors


Regional businesses and employers


Significant area employers include:

  • Western Maryland Health System, which employs approximately 2,300 people, making it Cumberland's largest employer.
  • Allegany Ballistics Laboratory/Northrop Grumman (approximately 1,000 people) a diverse state-of-the-art industrial complex located in Rocket Center, West Virginia. About 80 military products are made here. Also on the site is the Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex and the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing.
  • Allegany County government.
  • CSX: Located 177 miles (285 km) west of Baltimore, the Cumberland Locomotive Maintenance Facility is a vital point on CSX's Chicago to Baltimore mainline, employs 273 people at Cumberland shops and 600 men and women in Cumberland.
  • Allegany College of Maryland employs approximately 800 people.
  • Xerox Contact Center, which employs about 500 people.
  • City of Cumberland employing approximately 300 people.
  • CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory of Maryland a full service CPA firm providing services to commercial and individual clients throughout the tri-states of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
  • Hunter Douglas: a 378,000-square-foot (35,100 m2) facility, with 300 plus employees, makes the company the largest Hunter Douglas fabrication plant in the world. However, this plant will be closing its doors by the end of 2023.[4]
  • American Woodmark, facilities located in the newly developed Barton Business Park, assembles wood cabinet components received from other AWC plants and ships completed cabinets to customers located in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. (Approximately 500 people employed)
  • Western Correctional Institution State Prison, employs 550 people; a number of other people are employed at the Federal Prison and the new Maximum Security Prison all in close proximity to Cumberland

See also



  1. ^ Dataplace: Cumberland, MD-WV MAS Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Bureau of Economic Analysis: Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area Archived 2017-05-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Indicators-MCUM, Moody's Analytics, 2018
  4. ^ "Hunter Douglas closing 'devastating loss'". Cumberland Times-News. Retrieved 30 June 2023.

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