Frederick County MD Information


Frederick County Subdivisions

Frederick County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 252,775
Daytime Population: Workers 115,207
Daytime Population: Residents 117,900
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 233,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 248,460
Population in Familes 209,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,315
Population Density2 383
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $87,894
Average Household Income $106,935
Per Capita Income $39,195


Total Housing Units 97,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,741 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,758 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,802 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $333,151
Average Home Value $365,676


Total Households 91,499
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 65,504
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.11% 1.14%
Households 1.05% 1.12%
Families 0.94% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


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, 2017 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 Density # 9 67th
Diversity Index # 11 58th
Median Household Income # 6 79th
Per Capita Income # 6 79th

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