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Overview

Introduction to Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown is situated next to the Potomac River near the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in Washington County. It's the industrial and commercial center for the region. The city is known as the "Hub City" due to the substantial number of railroads as well as roads that serve the city.  Visitors will notice a big city type of nightlife. The Western Maryland Blues Fest is a significant event for the city, attracting thousands of people annually.

History

The town was established in 1762 by Jonathan Hager, a volunteer Captain of Scouts in the French and Indian War. Due to being strategically located on the border area of the North and the South during the Civil War, it was a primary staging location and supply base. Doctors and citizens of the town provided health care for Confederate and Union soldiers at a variety of locations in the city during the war. Smallpox was a major problem due to soldiers returning from the war and spreading the disease. Beginning in 1931 and until 1984 Fairchild Aircraft was the major employer. The city was known as the "Home of the Flying Box Car" due to the significance of the company for the town as well as the nation.

Transportation

Transportation is provided by County Commuter buses. The city is served by the Hagerstown Regional Airport. The major airports that provide transportation include the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Harrisburg International Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Historic Sites

Hagerstown is located in the Historic Highlands. The area offers numerous noteworthy sites from the Civil War.

  • Antietam National Battlefield is the location of one of the bloodiest days in the history of the country
  • South Mountain State Battlefield is located in Washington County
  • Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Monocacy Battlefield
  • Harpers Ferry Battlefield
  • Fort Frederick State Park is home to a restored fort that was utilized during the French and Indian War
  • Washington Monument State Park is nearby and was made in tribute to President George Washington

Attractions

  • The Washington Museum of Fine Arts
  • Hager House and Museum
  • Western Maryland 202 Locomotive Display and Museum
  • Mansion House Art Gallery
  • Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
  • Discovery Museum
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters
  • Maryland Theatre
  • Augustoberfest
  • Alsatia Mummers' Parade is a prominent nighttime Halloween parade
  • Hagerstown City Park

Activities

The area is popular for mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor activities. The Appalachian Trail as well as the C&O Canal Towpath are located close to the town. The Hagerstown Suns participate in minor league baseball games. The well known Hagerstown Speedway is a popular dirt-track racing site.

Higher Education

The city is home to The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, Kaplan College and Hagerstown Community College. Mount Saint Mary's University has a campus in the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,325
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+17,026
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,091
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,739
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,373

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,554
% Above Poverty Level72.7%
% Below Poverty Level27.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$813
Median House Value$149,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.1%
Irish11.5%
English7.2%
Italian5.3%
Scottish1.9%
African1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.4%
West Indian1.4%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
British0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hagerstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes21740, 21742
P.O. Box Zip Codes21741, 21747
Company Zip Codes21746, 21749
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.63
Approximate Longitude-77.71

Hagerstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHAGERSTOWN
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationCATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationKEARNEYSVILLE
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonsboro3,458$71,429
Clear Spring448$55,625
Funkstown793$68,333
Keedysville1,181$106,429
Smithsburg2,999$89,375
Williamsport2,031$57,885

Hagerstown Public Libraries

Washington County Free Library
100 S. POTOMAC ST.
Hagerstown, Maryland
(301) 739-3250

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Hagerstown Hospitals

Meritus Medical Center
(Non-profit)
11116 Medical Campus Road
(240) 313-9500
Western Maryland Center
(Government - State)
1500 Pennsylvania Ave
(301) 745-4139
Brook Lane Health Services
(Non-profit)
13218 Brook Lane Drive
(301) 733-0330

Hagerstown Public Schools

Fountain Rock Elementary
17145 Lappans Rd
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8146
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Washington County Technical High
50 W Oak Ridge Dr
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8050
High
Total Enrollment 532
Bester Elementary
30 E Memorial Blvd
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8001
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Rockland Woods Elementary
18201 Rockland Drive
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8485
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Salem Avenue Elementary
1323 Salem Ave Ext
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8313
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Pangborn Elementary
195 Pangborn Blvd
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8282
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Funkstown Elementary
23 Funkstown Rd
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8162
Primary
Total Enrollment 159
E. Russell Hicks Middle
1321 S Potomac St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8110
Middle
Total Enrollment 777
Ruth Ann Monroe Primary
1311 Yale Drive
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8668
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Evening High School
40 W. Oak Ridge Drive
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8473
Washington County Job Development Center
1350 Marshall St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8214
High
Total Enrollment 26
Conococheague Elementary
12408 Learning Ln
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8102
Primary
Total Enrollment 153
Lincolnshire Elementary
17545 Lincolnshire Rd
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8206
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Marshall Street School
1350 Marshall St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8214
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Western Heights Middle
1300 Marshall St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8403
Middle
Total Enrollment 712
Winter Street Elementary
59 Winter St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8439
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
South Hagerstown High
1101 S Potomac St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8369
High
Total Enrollment 1266
Emma K. Doub Elementary
1221 S Potomac St
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8130
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Barbara Ingram School For The Arts
7-11 S. Potomac Street
ZIP: 21740
(301) 766-8840
High
Total Enrollment 277
Paramount Elementary
19410 Longmeadow Rd
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8289
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Old Forge Elementary
21615 Old Forge Rd
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8273
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Fountaindale Elementary
901 Northern Ave
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8156
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Eastern Elementary
1320 Yale Dr
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8122
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
North Hagerstown High
1200 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8238
High
Total Enrollment 1285
Potomac Heights Elementary
301 E Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8305
Primary
Total Enrollment 193
Northern Middle
701 Northern Ave
ZIP: 21742
(301) 766-8258
Middle
Total Enrollment 768

Hagerstown Private Schools

Heritage Academy
12215 Walnut Pt W
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 184
St Mary Catholic School
218 W Washington St
ZIP: 21740
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Emmanuel Christian School
16221 National Pike
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Grace Academy
13321 Cearfoss Pike
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 307
Truth Christian Academy
41 Bryan Cir
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Broadfording Christian Academy
13535 Broadfording Church Rd
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 318
Highland View Academy
10100 Academy Dr
ZIP: 21740
Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
Mt Aetna Adventist Elementary School (maaes)
10207 Crystal Falls Dr
ZIP: 21740
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Huyetts Mennonite School
16404 National Pike
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 81
Ebenezer Christian School
17618 Virginia Ave
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Hagerstown Childrens School
141 S Potomac St
ZIP: 21740
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Hillside Mennonite School
11610 Greencastle Pike
ZIP: 21740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
Paradise Mennonite School
19308 Air View Rd
ZIP: 21742
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
Laurel Hall School - Hagerstown
13238 Brooklane Dr
ZIP: 21742
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
Shiningtree School
21328 Mt Aetna Rd
ZIP: 21742
Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Stone Bridge Academy
13218 Brooklane Dr
ZIP: 21742
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Citicorp Family Center
14629 Citicorp Dr
ZIP: 21742
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Maria Goretti High School
1535 Oak Hill Ave
ZIP: 21742
Secondary
Total Enrollment 210
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