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City of Hagerstown
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Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Location in Maryland and in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.64278°N 77.72000°W / 39.64278; -77.72000Coordinates: 39°38′34″N 77°43′12″W / 39.64278°N 77.72000°W / 39.64278; -77.72000
Country United States
State Maryland
CountyFlag of Washington County, Maryland.svg Washington
Founded1762
Incorporated1813
Government
 • MayorRobert Bruchey
 • City Council
 • SenateAndrew A. Serafini (R)
 • DelegateJohn P. Donoghue (D)
 • U.S. CongressJohn Delaney (D)
Area
 • City12.17 sq mi (31.58 km2)
 • Land12.16 sq mi (31.55 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
 • Urban
76.7 sq mi (196.4 km2)
 • Metro
1,019 sq mi (2,637 km2)
Elevation
538 ft (164 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City39,662
 • Estimate 
(2016)
40,452
 • Density3,259.0/sq mi (1,255.92/km2)
 • Urban
120,326
 • Urban density1,568.8/sq mi (612.7/km2)
 • Metro
269,140
 • Metro density264.12/sq mi (102.063/km2)
 • Demonym
Hagerstonian
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
21740-21749
FIPS code24-36075
GNIS feature ID0598385
Websitewww.hagerstownmd.org

Hagerstown (pronounced /ˈheɪɡərztaʊn/[2]) is a city in northwestern Maryland, United States. It is the county seat of Washington County,[3] and one of the largest cities in a region known as Western Maryland.[1] The population of Hagerstown city according to 2008 estimates by the United States Census Bureau is 39,728,[4] and the total 2000 Urbanized Area population is 120,326 [5](~80,000 in MD).

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 2000 was 222,771 and the 2008 estimate is 263,753 (U.S. Rank 169). It is the fastest growing metro area in the State of Maryland and among the fastest growing in the United States.[6]

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]

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