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Westernport is a town in Allegany County, in the Cumberland metro area.
So named because it was a western coal-loading port on the river.
The latitude of Westernport is 39.485N. The longitude is -79.045W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,037.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Westernport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allegany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cumberland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21562 ZIP code.
25% of Westernport residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westernport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westernport was $12,503, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Westernport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Westernport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.
Libraries in Westernport include Westernport Public Library ... View libraries
Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westernport political report.
The average commute time for Westernport workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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