Lonaconing, Maryland

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Lonaconing, Maryland

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High Points

Lonaconing strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Lonaconing Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Lonaconing Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Lonaconing Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Lonaconing Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Lonaconing, Maryland

Comparing Lonaconing to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 1
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
College Educated Adults 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 2
Short Commute Times 4 8
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Lonaconing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 81 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegany
Metro Area Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 21539
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.565
Longitude -78.98

Lonaconing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station ROMNEY 1 SW
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Lonaconing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,205 100%
Male 549 45.6%
Female 656 54.4%
Under 18 288 23.9%
18+ 917 76.1%
65+ 272 22.6%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.15
White 1,189 98.7%
African-American 8 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Lonaconing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,164
Growth -41
Growth % -3.4%

Lonaconing Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.8%
Scottish 18.1%
US/American 13.6%
Irish 12.4%
Scotch-Irish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
English 7.7%
Italian 3.5%
Welsh 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Polish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
British 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lonaconing 1,205 $37,083
Barton 478 $33,333
Cumberland 21,518 $34,500
Frostburg 7,873 $53,234
Grantsville 619 $35,000
Midland 473 $37,500
Westernport 2,104 $31,714
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Lonaconing High Schools (2004)

Serves 373 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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1. Belle, Missouri 88.4   36.4% 18.8% 11.2% 29 $35,982 8.1% 2.9% 1,344 19.3% 10.4 0.6% 12.7
2. Crane, Missouri 85.3   35% 21.4% 10.5% 32 $31,806 7.8% 3.4% 1,390 20.8% 3.6 0.3% 10.1
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