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Frostburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Frostburg had a population of 8,960 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Frostburg is located at latitude 39.6508 and longitude -78.9273 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frostburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,064 feet.

The City of Frostburg (GNIS ID: 2390589) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Frostburg is located within District 12, East Frostburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Frostburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Frostburg: Frost Town, Frostburgh, Mount Pleasant.

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Frostburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,960
Population in Households 6,896
Population in Familes 3,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,064
Population Density1 2,714
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 3,187
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,467 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,721 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $134,559
Average Home Value $160,456


Median Household Income $32,261
Average Household Income $47,889
Per Capita Income $20,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.19%
Households -0.01% -0.23%
Families 0.6% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -2.06%
Per Capita Income   0.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Frostburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frostburg to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 145 72nd
Population Density1 # 142 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 276 47th
Median Household Income # 511 2nd
Per Capita Income # 473 9th

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