Demographics

Right Place with the Right People

Over 245,000 residents call Frederick County home because of Frederick County’s superior quality of lifeSince the 2010 Census, Frederick County’s population has been fairly stable compared to the previous decade when population grew at a more rapid pace. The county has the 7th largest population among counties in the state and ranks fifth in the percentage of population increase from 2014-2015. 

The County Seat is the City of Frederick and is home to 69,479 people. The City of Frederick is the second largest Maryland city and also has the fifth-highest population growth rate among state’s municipalities.

Frederick County’s median household income in 2014 was $84,480 which was 14% greater than the state of Maryland’s average $73,851. Maryland had the highest median household income in the U.S. according to the 2010 Census.

Brief Economic Facts for Frederick County can be downloaded here

Frederick County, MD
POPULATION  
Total Population, 2015 245,322
Population percent change April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 5.1%
Median Age 38.6
Male Population 49.2%
Female Population 50.8%
White Population 81.5%
Black or African-American Population 8.6%
Asian Population 3.8%
Hispanic or Latino Population 7.3%
Male Population 49.2%
Female Population 50.8%
Foreign Born Population, 2010-2014 9.8%
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total Households 84,800
Average Household Size 2.7
INCOME  
Median Household Income $84,480
Per Capita Income $37,254
OCCUPATIONS  
Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations 46.5%
Service Occupations 15.5%
Sales and Office Occupations 22.6%
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance Occupations 8.8%
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6.6%
INDUSTRY  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining 1.0%
Construction 8.1%
Manufacturing 5.9%
Wholesale Trade 1.9%
Retail Trade 9.7%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 2.8%
Information 2.7%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.8%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 17.0%
Educational Services, and Health Care and Social Assistance 21.9%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, and Accommodation and Food Services 7.7%
Other Services,  4.9%
Public Administration 9.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates