Cumberland, MD 

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Health in Cumberland, MD

Cumberland, MD is an area that is rich in history and culture. It is also home to a vibrant and diverse population. The health of this community is of great importance, and there are many local hospitals and medical facilities that work hard to ensure the health and wellbeing of all its citizens. Cumberland has a wide variety of options for residents seeking medical care including emergency rooms, urgent care centers, primary care physicians, specialists, pharmacies, physical therapy clinics, and more. Additionally, several community-based organizations provide support services such as nutrition programs designed to improve overall quality of life. All these services contribute to improved health outcomes among Cumberland residents.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


There are 215 physicians per 100,000 population in Cumberland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Cumberland area is 96.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.5 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Cumberland area is 73 (100=best). The US average is 55.

73 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Cumberland area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 87.

80 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Cumberland commutes 17.7 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Cumberland area is 66 (100=best). The US average is 58.

66 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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    Reviews for Cumberland    4 Reviews
    Too high even gasoline prices - 12/10/2014
    The cost of living here is too high. It has one of the highest gas prices in the state. Cost of Food is much higher. Rents are much higher then in Hampton Roads area of... Read More

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    Don't move here - 3/6/2008
    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 - 7/15/2007
    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

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