Frederick County MD Information


Frederick County Subdivisions

Frederick County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 244,340
Population in Households 239,983
Population in Familes 201,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,357
Population Density1 370
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 89,042
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 63,831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65,858 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,184 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,461 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $351,830
Average Home Value $390,098


Median Household Income $83,414
Average Household Income $103,194
Per Capita Income $37,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.96%
Households 0.93% 0.99%
Families 0.81% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


Frederick County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frederick County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 8 71st
Population Density1 # 10 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 11 58th
Median Household Income # 9 67th
Per Capita Income # 9 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.