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Frostburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Frostburg had a population of 8,935 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Frostburg is located at latitude 39.6581 and longitude -78.9284 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frostburg 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 11, West Frostburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

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

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Frostburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,935
Population in Households 6,859
Population in Familes 3,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,076
Population Density2 2,706
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $36,018
Average Household Income $53,283
Per Capita Income $22,745


Total Housing Units 3,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,432 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,740 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $149,214
Average Home Value $177,079


Total Households 3,172
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,402
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.12% -0.32%
Households -0.06% -0.39%
Families 0.31% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

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, 2018 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 # 148 72nd
Population Density # 143 73rd
Diversity Index # 278 47th
Median Household Income # 508 2nd
Per Capita Income # 460 11th

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