Hagerstown, Maryland

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City of Hagerstown
Looking south on Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown
Looking south on Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown
Nickname(s): Hub City, Maryland's Gateway to the West,[1] H-Town, (formerly) Home of the Flying Boxcar
Motto(s): A Great Place to Live Work and Visit
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Washington
Founded 1762
Incorporated 1813
 • Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II (R)
 • Senate Donald F. Munson (R)
 • Delegate John P. Donoghue (D)
 • U.S. Congress Roscoe Bartlett (R)
 • City 27.6 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
 • Land 27.5 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
 • Water 0.04 km2 (0.01 sq mi)
 • Urban 196.4 km2 (76.7 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,637 km2 (1,019 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2008)
 • City 39,728
 • Density 1,444.7/km2 (3,712.9/sq mi)
 • Urban 120,326
 • Urban density 612.7/km2 (1,568.8/sq mi)
 • Metro 263,753
 • Metro density 100.0/km2 (258.8/sq mi)
 • Demonym Hagerstonian
  [Urban figures taken from 2000 U.S. Census.]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 21740-21749
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-36075
GNIS feature ID 0598385
Website www.hagerstownmd.org

Hagerstown (pronounced /ˈheɪɡərztaʊn/[2]) is a city in northwestern Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County,[3] and one of the largest cities in a region known as Western Maryland.[1] The population of Hagerstown city according to 2008 estimates by the United States Census Bureau is 39,728,[4] and the total 2000 Urbanized Area population is 120,326 [5](~80,000 in MD).

Hagerstown anchors the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which lies just northwest of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area in the Great Appalachian Valley. The population of the metropolitan area in 2000 was 222,771 and the 2008 estimate is 263,753 (U.S. Rank 169). It is the fastest growing metro area in the State of Maryland and among the fastest growing in the United States.[6]

Hagerstown is a center of transit and commerce. Interstates 81 and 70, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Winchester and Western railroads, and Hagerstown Regional Airport cross in the city. Hagerstown is also the chief commercial and industrial hub for a greater Tri-State Area that includes much of Western Maryland as well as great extents of South Central Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Hagerstown has often been referred to as and is nicknamed the Hub City.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hagerstown, Maryland, mdoe.org Maryland Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  2. Hagerstown - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Maryland, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008, U.S. Census Bureau, 2008. Released 01 July 2009. Retrieved 01 July 2009.
  5. USA Urbanized Areas: 2000 Ranked by Population (465 Areas), Demographia, 2000. Retrieved 2007.
  6. Table 7. Cumulative Estimates of Population Change for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rankings: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008, Census Bureau 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2009.