Demographics

Right Place with the Right People

Over 271,000 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 in the state and ranking first in the percentage of population increase from 2010-2020. 

The County Seat is the City of Frederick and is home to 72,244 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 2019 was $97,730 which was 15.2% greater than the state of Maryland’s average $84,805. Maryland had the highest median household income, out of all of the states in the U.S., according to the 2019 Census.

Brief Economic Facts for Frederick County can be downloaded here

Frederick County, MD
POPULATION  
Total Population, 2020 271,717
Population percent 2010 to 2020 16.4%
Median Age 38.7
Male Population 49.3%
Female Population 50.7%
White Population 69.7%
Black or African-American Population 10.2%
Asian Population 5.0%
Hispanic or Latino Population 10.2%
Foreign Born Population, 2013-2017 10.6%
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total Households 92,526
Average Household Size 2.67
INCOME  
Median Household Income $97,730
Per Capita Income $43,582
OCCUPATIONS  
Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations 46.9%
Service Occupations 16%
Sales and Office Occupations 20.6%
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance Occupations 8.6%
Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7.9%
INDUSTRY  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining 1.01%
Construction 7.89%
Manufacturing 5.93%
Wholesale Trade 1.97%
Retail Trade 9.77%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.30%
Information 2.49%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.40%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 17.51%
Educational Services, and Health Care and Social Assistance 21.98%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, and Accommodation and Food Services 7.95%
Other Services 4.81%
Public Administration 8.99%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates