APG Today

As the “Home of Army Ordnance,” Aberdeen Proving Ground is an Army Installation Management Agency facility operated by the U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground (USAGAPG). There are 8 major Army Commands represented on APG and the installation supports 65 tenants, 20 satellites and 17 private organizations.

Economic Impact
  • APG creates more than $1.8 billion in economic activity within the State of Maryland and $1.1 billion within Harford and Cecil Counties
  • APG is Harford County’s largest employer and one of the largest employers in the state, supporting almost 24,000 jobs statewide
  • Average annual APG salary is two times greater than the average annual salary in northeastern Maryland.
  • The workforce associated with APG generates approximately $10 million annually in local income tax revenues in Harford and Cecil Counties and approximately $7.1 million in annual property tax revenues.
Aberdeen Proving Ground remains one of the Army’s most active and diversified installations. The physical plant required to support the mission of the installation is substantial.

APG covers 72,229 acres which includes:
  • 35,495 acres of land
  • 36,734 acres of water
  • 6,808 acres of improved grounds
  • 65,421 acres of other grounds
  • 298 miles of roads
  • 567,336 square yards of airfield pavement
  • More than 7,500 civilians work at Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • More than 5,000 military personnel are assigned there, however, many of these military personnel will be eventually moving to Ft. Lee, Virginia
  • There are nearly 3,000 contractors and private business employees working on the proving ground
  • Estimated population at APG Post BRAC will be approximately 27,000