Demographics

Right Place with the Right People

Over 255,000 residents call Frederick County home because of Frederick County’s superior quality of lifeSince the 2010 Census, Frederick County’s population has been growing at a more rapid pace, with the the 7th largest population among counties in the state and ranking third in the percentage of population increase from 2010-2018. 

The County Seat is the City of Frederick and is home to 72,146 people. The City of Frederick is the second largest Maryland city and also has the highest population growth rate among the state’s municipalities (2017-2018).

Frederick County’s median household income in 2017 was $88,502 which was 12.1% greater than the state of Maryland’s average $78,916. Maryland had the highest median household income in the U.S. according to the 2017 Census.

Brief Economic Facts for Frederick County can be downloaded here

Frederick County, MD
POPULATION  
Total Population, 2018 255,648
Population percent change April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018 9.5%
Median Age 39.3
Male Population 49.3%
Female Population 50.7%
White Population 81.2%
Black or African-American Population 10.4%
Asian Population 4.8%
Hispanic or Latino Population 10.2%
Foreign Born Population, 2013-2017 10.2%
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total Households 90,022
Average Household Size 2.68
INCOME  
Median Household Income $88,502
Per Capita Income $39,566
OCCUPATIONS  
Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations 46.1%
Service Occupations 15.5%
Sales and Office Occupations 22.3%
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance Occupations 8.8%
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7.4%
INDUSTRY  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining 1.02%
Construction 7.87%
Manufacturing 6.00%
Wholesale Trade 2.05%
Retail Trade 10.05%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.09%
Information 2.66%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.31%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 17.20%
Educational Services, and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.16%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, and Accommodation and Food Services 7.88%
Other Services 4.76%
Public Administration 8.95%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates