first Presbyterian Church

of Cumberland, Maryland
Our Church & Community





Quick Facts about Cumberland, MD and surrounding region (Zip Code 21502)
Population – 42,716
Median Income – $37,788. The cost of living is 23.2% lower than the U.S Average
Median Age – 42.50
Median Home Price – $84,800
Comfort Index (Climate) – 7.1/10

     Cumberland has a history as a transportation center and gateway to the west. Originally, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal met toll roads to the west there. Later came the railroads and the historic National Road—now U.S. 40. Cumberland is still a railroad town, with almost 1000 employed by CSX, but that figure has declined significantly over the decades.
     Today the town has a small manufacturing base, some call centers and a strong tourist economy, but employment trends are weak. There is a lot of historic interest in the old downtown, and it has been preserved and rehabilitated into a destination area. The low cost of living, quiet mountain setting with abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and beautiful fall seasons are the area’s main draws.
     Cumberland is in a small valley at a bend in the Potomac River, surrounded by deciduous forest and the 3,000 feet-high Appalachian Mountains. Summers are calm, warm, and humid with occasional thundershowers. The mountains moderate winter storms, but periods of cold and snow with occasional freezing rain occur annually. Warm moist southerly air frequently meets cooler, drier northern air, creating periods of extended precipitation. First freeze is late October, last is early April.
Cost of Living Cumberland Maryland USA
Overall 76.8 113 100
Grocery 101.10 105.2 100
Health 115.3 89.1 100
Housing 36.7 127.2 100
Median Home Cost $,84,800 $294,100 $231,200
Utilities 96.6 105.6 100
Transportation 79.7 119.3 100
Miscellaneous 94.3 104.9 10


-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
-Nearby mountains
Information Via

Allegany High School / HomepageEducation
Allegany Co. Public Schools
Frostburg State University
Allegany College of Maryland

Mamma Mia:' Cumberland Theatre's third show of 30th season ...Arts and Entertainment
Allegany Co. Arts Council
Cumberland Theater
Embassy Theater

Great Allegany Passage Trail
C&O Cannal National Historic Park 
Lonaconing Iron Furnace

Additional Links
Allegany County, MD
City Of Cumberland, MD
Presbytery of Baltimore






Updated 8/5/20