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Income/capita 27%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 43%
IndexHagerstownMarylandNational
Income per capita$21,759$37,756$29,829
Median household income$40,342$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,550$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,946$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$31,081$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$25,398$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level27.3%9.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Hagerstown is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Hagerstown is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Hagerstown is 43% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Hagerstown is 80% higher than the national average

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      $26,891$40,342$80,684
      City
      $50,706$76,067$152,134
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Hagerstown median earnings by income bracket

      Hagerstown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector12.1%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%9.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.8%14.0%
      Public administration7.2%6.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%4.9%
      Education, health & social services6.4%34.0%
      Other35.3%25.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Charlton, MD186$133,672142%
      Middletown, MD4,460$125,568127%
      Myersville, MD1,789$114,952108%
      Pondsville, MD85$113,875106%
      Beaver Creek, MD296$102,63986%
      Hagerstown, MD40,325$40,34227%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Holyoke, MA40,280$38,82930%
      Hickory, NC40,274$41,53325%
      La Puente, CA40,384$57,1743%
      Carol Stream, IL40,228$73,10432%
      Marana, AZ40,221$76,48438%
      Hagerstown, MD40,325$40,34227%
      Source: The Hagerstown, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).