Median household income:
$34,847 Percentage below poverty line:
17.7 percent (120th highest) Unemployment rate:
8.6 percent Population:
The population in the city of Cumberland, situated on the West Virginia border, has declined by nearly 50 percent since the 1950s. A series of plant closures and factory relocations, including Pittsburgh Plate Glass and Allegany Munitions, were the primary reasons for this decline. In 1987, the Kelly Springfield Tire Plant, which was at the time the largest factory in the city, closed.
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