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Lonaconing is a town in Allegany County, in the Cumberland metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian term for "where there is a beautiful summit."
The latitude of Lonaconing is 39.565N. The longitude is -78.98W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,490 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,164.
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20% of Lonaconing residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lonaconing ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lonaconing was $13,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Lonaconing residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lonaconing, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $199. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.
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Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lonaconing political report.
The average commute time for Lonaconing workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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