Hagerstown, Maryland

city in Maryland, United States

Hagerstown (pronounced /ˈheɪɡərztaʊn/[6]) is a city in northwestern Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County,[7] and one of the largest cities in a region known as Western Maryland.[1] The population of Hagerstown city according to the 2020 United States Census is 43,527,[3] and the total 2020 Urbanized Area population is 197,557.[4]

Hagerstown, Maryland
Downtown Hagerstown looking west on Franklin Street in 2023
Downtown Hagerstown looking west on Franklin Street in 2023
Hub City, Maryland's Gateway to the West,[1] H-Town, (formerly) Home of the Flying Boxcar
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Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Hagerstown is located in Maryland
Location within Maryland
Hagerstown is located in the United States
Hagerstown (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.64278°N 77.72000°W / 39.64278; -77.72000
CountryUnited States
Founded byJonathan Hager
Named forJonathan Hager
 • TypeMayor–council
 • City12.56 sq mi (32.54 km2)
 • Land12.55 sq mi (32.51 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
 • Urban
120.77 sq mi (312.8 km2)
 • Metro
1,019 sq mi (2,637 km2)
538 ft (164 m)
 • City43,527
 • Density3,467.18/sq mi (1,338.71/km2)
 • Urban197,557 (US: 194th)
 • Urban density1,635.8/sq mi (631.6/km2)
 • Metro293,844 (US: 167th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-36075
GNIS feature ID0598385

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 2020 was 293,844 (ranked 167th in the United States).[5]

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hagerstown, Maryland, mdoe.org Maryland Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "QuickFacts: Hagerstown city, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 16, 2023.
  6. Hagerstown - Definitions from Dictionary.com
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.