Frederick, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Frederick, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Frederick is the 7th largest city in Maryland with a population of 71,074 as of July 1, 2016. Frederick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Frederick is located at latitude 39.4333 and longitude -77.4156 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frederick (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Frederick (GNIS ID: 2390588) 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 Frederick is located within District 2, Frederick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Frederick 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 Frederick: Frederic Town, Frederick City, Frederick Town, Fredericktown, Friedrichtown, Monaquesy, Monocacy, Monockkasye.

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


Total Population 71,074
Population in Households 69,380
Population in Familes 52,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,694
Population Density1 3,098
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 27,500
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 16,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,485 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,015 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,340 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $259,154
Average Home Value $293,358


Median Household Income $68,250
Average Household Income $85,320
Per Capita Income $33,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.16%
Households 1.22% 1.13%
Families 1.15% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frederick 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 122 77th
Diversity Index2 # 63 88th
Median Household Income # 245 53rd
Per Capita Income # 231 56th

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