Allegany County is the center of a business district that encompasses no less than six counties in three states and a population exceeding 280,000 people. Businesses locating in Allegany County enjoy the best of two worlds – a gentle bucolic, small town atmosphere and the population of a mid-sized American city.

Labor Force

Allegany County, Maryland is part of the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area', encompassing Allegany County and Mineral County, WV. In Allegany County you will find an available workforce with 1,744 diverse businesses that employ 29,231 workers and a labor force of 36,996 people (2011).

No doubt, one of the biggest assets to Allegany County is an exceptionally strong labor pool. We have a strong work force that exhibits a strong work ethic and that takes pride in a job well done. Available labor comes from a wide variety of skilled workers from the management and professional sector, service industries, manufacturing and production, and sales.

In addition, the six county region which includes Garrett County, Maryland, and Mineral and Hampshire Counties in West Virginia, and Bedford and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania has a labor force of 142,252 people (2012).



Allegany County has within its political boundaries, seven incorporated cities and towns. The chart below gives a breakdown of the most current populations for the County and each municipal area.


Additional Resources

  • Statistical Reference
  • Trend Report
  1. Economic & Community Development Department

    Physical Address
    Allegany County Complex
    701 Kelly Road
    Cumberland, MD 21502

    Phone: : 301-777-5967
    Fax: : 301-777-2194

  2. Jeffrey S. Barclay


  3. Keli A. Mason

    Executive Assistant

  4. David K. Nedved

    Economic & Community Development Representative

  5. Jessica L. Palumbo

    Marketing & Sales Manager, Tourism

  6. Ashli Workman

    Director of Tourism

  7. Nathan Price

    Senior Project Manager

  8. Adam Strott

    Economic Development Specialist

  9. Mark Bowling

    Visitor Services Manager, Tourism