Frederick County MD Information


Frederick County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 248,684
Population in Households 244,506
Population in Familes 206,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,178
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 90,224
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 64,650
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 95,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,544 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,680 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,653 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $322,350
Average Home Value $360,509


Median Household Income $86,927
Average Household Income $104,209
Per Capita Income $38,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.12%
Households 1.0% 1.11%
Families 0.88% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 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 # 8 71st
Population Density1 # 10 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 11 58th
Median Household Income # 7 75th
Per Capita Income # 6 79th

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