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 71,867 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 71,867
Daytime Population: Workers 58,283
Daytime Population: Residents 32,786
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 70,113
Population in Familes 53,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,754
Population Density2 3,133
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $69,655
Average Household Income $87,860
Per Capita Income $34,797


Total Housing Units 30,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,792 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,003 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,428 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $273,758
Average Home Value $303,683


Total Households 27,795
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 16,771
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 1.26% 1.09%
Households 1.2% 1.06%
Families 1.13% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 120 77th
Diversity Index # 61 88th
Median Household Income # 253 51st
Per Capita Income # 232 55th

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