Frederick, MD: What you need to know

Considered the gateway to western Maryland, Frederick has always benefited from its close proximity to Washington, D.C. The U.S. Army's Fort Detrick installation is Frederick’s largest employer (10,000 employees), and the economy is also influenced by banking, colleges, government jobs, healthcare, insurance, retail, tourism and the transportation sector. Frederick is also known for its “clustered spires” skyline of historic downtown churches.

Frederick, MD City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 67,421
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $64,700
Median Home Price $239,600

Frederick, MD Rankings

Frederick , MD Real Estate

Frederick provides a perfect blend of business and living

Frederick, MD Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.9%
  Female 52.1%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 361
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in Frederick , MD

Median Population

Median Age 35.1%
Age 18 Over 76.9%
Age 21 Over 73.3%
Age 62 Over 14.6%
Age 65 Over 11.6%


  Ethnicity White 65.4%
  Ethnicity Black 19.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 6.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 4.5%


  Median Household Income $64,700
  Median Home Price $239,600
  Homes Owned 46.4%
  Homes Rent 53.6%
  Median Property Rent $1,250


  English Only 76.1%
  English Other 23.9%

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Commute Types

  Walked 4.4%
  Worked at Home 5.8%
  Public Transportation 4.1%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 70.5%
  Carpooled 13.8%