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Cumberland

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Cumberland is a home rule-class city in Harlan County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population according to the 2010 Census is 2,237.HistoryCumberland was settled in 1837 and named Poor Fork, for its location on a fork of the Cumberland River with relatively poor soil. It remained isolated until the coal mining boom of the 1900s when railroads connected it with surrounding towns. It was renamed Cumberland in 1926.GeographyCumberland is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6sqmi, of which 4.6sqmi is land and 0.22% is water.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cumberland has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,611 people, 1,076 households, and 723 families residing in the city. The population density was 570.5 people per square mile (220.1/km²). There were 1,288 housing units at an average density of 281.4 per square mile (108.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.60% White, 5.09% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.
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