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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Isolation
-Employment
-Arts & culture


What Bert Has To Say About Cumberland Metro Area


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.


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Quick Facts About Cumberland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Cumberland is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Cumberland jobs have Decreased by 0.03 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cumberland's cost of living is 13.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Cumberland's population is 20,776 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.85 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Cumberland is $78,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Cumberland public schools spend $15,600 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Cumberland.

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Comments


Don't move here
Don't move here because the governor and state legislature raise all types of taxes including Business taxes. Also the other reason to discourage people to move here is... (read more)
Ups and Downs of mountain living
For a more accurate view of Cumberland, search zipcode 21502--Cumberland is scattered over several hills and creek beds, and the zip more accurately reflects the whole... (read more)
Job Market, Real Estate and Taxation
Job market is mostly service industry driven, some jobs are available in manufacturing (Bayliner is one example), however for those jobs the hourly rates are below the... (read more)
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