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Frederick County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 243,675 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 195,277 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 52,857
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,458
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 53,138
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,485 (it was 16,922 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 663 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 368 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Frederick County: 113.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.2%), Educational, health and social services (19.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Frederick County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 119,867  (49.2%)
Females: 123,808  (50.8%)
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Frederick County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Frederick County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $84,308 ($60,276 in 1999)

This county:

$84308
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,097 (lower quartile is $846, upper quartile is $1,423)
This county:

$1097
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $304,000 (it was $161,000 in 2000)
Frederick:

$304,000
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $208,500 - $413,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $342,757
Here:

$342,757
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,728
Here:

$222,728
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $221,432
Here:

$221,432
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,321
Here:

$111,321
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,979
Here:

$162,979
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $71,025
Here:

$71,025
State:

$63,596
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,922
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $533

Institutionalized population: 1,640

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 116
  • Burglaries: 286
  • Thefts: 909
  • Auto thefts: 84

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 146
  • Burglaries: 254
  • Thefts: 873
  • Auto thefts: 73
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Health of residents in Frederick County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
77.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
77.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
32.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2695 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2001: 1721 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2002: 1352 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2003: 1605 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2004: 1718 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2005: 1414 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2006: 1098 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2007: 1003 buildings, average cost: $213,600
  • 2008: 535 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2009: 749 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2010: 844 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2011: 594 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2012: 730 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2013: 722 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2014: 807 buildings, average cost: $199,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,598 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,389 (1.2%)

Frederick County household income distribution in 2009 Frederick County home values distribution Frederick County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.8%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 37.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.4% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.8%
Frederick County:

6.8%
Maryland:

10.1%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 37.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Frederick County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Linganore-Bartonsville, Green Valley, Urbana, Linganore, District 3, Middletown, District 1, Buckeystown, Thurmont, Walkersville.

Frederick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Frederick County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Carbon County, Utah , Cass County, Illinois , Clear Creek County, Colorado , Cumberland County, Illinois , Greene County, Illinois , Kit Carson County, Colorado .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,587
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,779 (50% naturalized citizens)

Frederick County:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,882
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,310
  • 1985 to 1989: 925
  • 1980 to 1984: 834
  • 1975 to 1979: 690
  • 1970 to 1974: 473
  • 1970 to 1974: 427
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,238

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.9%

Frederick County marital status for males Frederick County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 47,498
  • One, attached: 12,985
  • Two: 1,314
  • 3 or 4: 1,642
  • 5 to 9: 2,089
  • 10 to 19: 4,763
  • 20 or more: 2,005
  • Mobile homes: 700
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Frederick County with a mortgage: 37,841 (4,805 second mortgage, 5,549 home equity loan, 191 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,526

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Frederick County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,92312
Mainline Protestant34,107110
Evangelical Protestant21,401113
Other3,90119
Black Protestant9315
Orthodox5452
None135,577-
Frederick County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Frederick County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Frederick County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 126
This county:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Frederick County:

7.8%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Frederick County:

26.4%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Frederick County:

Average size of farms: 154 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,004
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $170.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $76,284
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,343
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.14%
Corn for grain: 22101 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11908 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21702 harvested acres
Vegetables: 488 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 439 acres

Earthquake activity:

Frederick County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Frederick County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 246.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Frederick County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 348.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MarylandSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1910): May 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3251): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1492): September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3179): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MarylandWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1324): April 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1324, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MarylandFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1094): January 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1094, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MarylandBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1081): January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • MarylandIce Storms, Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 18, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1016): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1016, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • MarylandSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3100): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • MarylandSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 14, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-601): September 14, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-601, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Frederick County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Frederick County (%):

  • German (25%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Frederick County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 81,092 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 12,665 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 439 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 304 (0%)
  • Railroad: 521 (1%)
  • Taxi: 133 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 78 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 137 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,413 (2%)
  • Other means: 440 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,088 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Frederick County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 1,690 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,283 people in nursing homes
  • 396 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 254 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 211 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 208 people in religious group quarters
  • 208 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 152 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 150 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 25 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Frederick County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 1,837 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,093 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 430 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 285 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 183 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 87 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,859.

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,240 average AGI)
Frederick County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

3.28% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($29,995 average AGI)
2.99% relocated from other states ($24,789 average AGI)
Frederick County:

2.99%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, MD  1.53% ($66,681 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.52% ($45,063)
from Carroll County, MD  0.30% ($55,350)
from Howard County, MD  0.20% ($64,265)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.19% ($46,270)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.17% ($46,115)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.13% ($68,261)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,117 average AGI)
Frederick County:

0.13%
Maryland average:

0.11%

2.78% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($21,684 average AGI)
3.19% relocated to other states ($28,767 average AGI)
Frederick County:

3.19%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, MD  0.98% ($51,375 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.83% ($42,546)
to Carroll County, MD  0.22% ($43,525)
to Jefferson County, WV  0.15% ($44,092)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.14% ($39,797)
to Howard County, MD  0.13% ($62,592)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.12% ($57,265)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Frederick County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Frederick County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Frederick County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Frederick County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Frederick County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 25,815 (22,386 aged, 3,429 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,262 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Frederick County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1454)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1435)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1277)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1268)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (911)
  • Unspecified dementia (877)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (875)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (610)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (581)
  • Congestive heart failure (488)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7054.350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 91.89
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26578.09

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1351.600
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 686.450
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.48

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.59
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 14.2
  • Other - 8.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.9
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Other - 16.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 229,203
  • In family households: 199,111 (45,130 male householders, 16,068 female householders)
    49,048 spouses, 71,169 children (66,662 natural, 1,549 adopted, 2,958 stepchildren), 3,868 grandchildren, 1,839 brothers or sisters, 2,153 parents, 2,881 other relatives, 5,194 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,092 (10,870 male householders (8,043 living alone)), 12,732 female householders (10,582 living alone)), 6,490 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,182 (1,640 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 23,360 2-persons, 14,558 3-persons, 13,606 4-persons, 6,134 5-persons, 2,265 6-persons, 1,275 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,625 1-person, 4,019 2-persons, 606 3-persons, 236 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

41,250 married couples with children.
8,777 single-parent households (2,130 men, 6,647 women).

94.4% of residents of Frederick County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,947,083,000 ($8946 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $479,193,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $473,135,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $130,066,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,878,000
Federal grants: $329,038,000
Federal procurement contracts: $775,537,000 ($296,725,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $232,429,000 ($121,229,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,802,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $326,891,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,006,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,705
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,253
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,610
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +15,645
Here:

+71 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Frederick County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.18 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,999
  • 2000 to 2004: 18,299
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,157
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,447
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,070
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,361
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,890
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,309
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,809
Rooms in houses/apartments in Frederick County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 519
  • 4 rooms: 1,986
  • 5 rooms: 6,467
  • 6 rooms: 10,336
  • 7 rooms: 10,299
  • 8 rooms: 9,986
  • 9+ rooms: 13,461
  • 1 room: 303
  • 2 rooms: 990
  • 3 rooms: 2,590
  • 4 rooms: 3,704
  • 5 rooms: 3,836
  • 6 rooms: 2,530
  • 7 rooms: 1,453
  • 8 rooms: 934
  • 9+ rooms: 582
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Frederick County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 505
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,260
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,707
  • 4 bedrooms: 17,040
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,619
  • no bedroom: 354
  • 1 bedroom: 4,190
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,781
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,211
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 206
Cars and other vehicles available in Frederick County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,196
  • 1 vehicle: 10,262
  • 2 vehicles: 25,119
  • 3 vehicles: 11,304
  • 4 vehicles: 3,654
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,603
  • no vehicle: 2,285
  • 1 vehicle: 7,362
  • 2 vehicles: 5,346
  • 3 vehicles: 1,358
  • 4 vehicles: 401
  • 5+ vehicles: 170

56% of Frederick County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Maryland.

Frederick County:

56.1%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 103747
  • Northeast: 32012
  • Midwest: 10703
  • South: 33363
  • West: 5515

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $144,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Frederick County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.7%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Electricity (59.1%)
  • Utility gas (20.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,938
Here:

7.8%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 671
Here:

5.7%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,275
Here:

28.1%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Frederick County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $44,242,000
    Regular Highways: $14,517,000
    General - Other: $6,806,000
    Libraries: $6,364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,421,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $305,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $364,847,000
    General - Other: $32,507,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $30,867,000
    Other Higher Education: $30,296,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,661,000
    Police Protection: $18,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,577,000
    Health - Other: $14,104,000
    Regular Highways: $12,030,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,642,000
    Sewerage: $9,982,000
    Financial Administration: $9,046,000
    Water Utilities: $9,005,000
    Libraries: $7,852,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,759,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,753,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,096,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,326,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,915,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,658,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,450,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $769,000
    Electric Utilities: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,640,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $8,280,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,053,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $10,578,000
    Public Welfare: $1,269,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,730,000
    Local Fire Protection: $697,000
    Regular Highways: $599,000
    Police Protection: $370,000
    Other Higher Education: $299,000
    General - Other: $282,000
    Financial Administration: $216,000
    General Public Building: $33,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $404,526,000

Frederick County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $70,853,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,992,000
    Higher Education - Other: $12,803,000
    Sewerage: $11,661,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,331,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,603,000
    Parks and Recreation: $555,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $193,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,572,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,592,000
    Highways: $2,192,000
    Education: $1,196,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,710,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,650,000
    Rents: $1,439,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,198,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $184,013,000
    Highways: $13,069,000
    All Other: $12,941,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,473,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,276,000
    Public Welfare: $849,000
    Housing and Community Development: $205,000
  • Tax - Property: $202,393,000
    Individual Income: $144,202,000
    NEC: $51,306,000
    Other Selective Sales: $937,000
    Other License: $503,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $127,000

Frederick County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $445,613,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,852,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,773,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,012,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,138,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,456,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $682,000

Frederick County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,434,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $347,406,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,456,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,619
  • Number of aged recipients: 210
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,409
  • Number of recipients under 18: 209
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,073
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 337
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 575
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 693
Frederick County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Frederick County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,712$254,1071,140$244,0826,815$252,653319$127,6215$6,753,400331$184,6046$138,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED71$256,19776$301,487537$261,57445$58,8890$034$219,0004$152,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED162$265,204117$224,9232,264$280,765201$87,6022$347,500140$205,83614$145,357
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN211$255,052148$246,4801,594$275,19961$160,3282$645,00065$209,1381$179,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$254,93123$230,913365$272,6449$77,7780$027$239,8890$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED160$284,100126$307,929
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED56$343,64349$343,061
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$276,66751$334,392
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$334,80015$335,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$420,3752$526,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Frederick County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary95680.3 years
John80974.2 years
Charles79173.4 years
William63074.2 years
Robert52171.9 years
James50570.6 years
Margaret43580.2 years
George41474.9 years
Helen40180.3 years
Ruth35580.0 years
Most common last names in Frederick County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48075.9 years
Miller24475.1 years
Brown18273.4 years
Baker13573.8 years
Davis12975.8 years
Eyler12474.6 years
Myers12173.8 years
Zimmerman11879.1 years
Rice10977.3 years
Fogle10975.4 years
Businesses in Frederick County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven13Kmart1
ALDI1Kohl's1
AT&T3Kroger1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture5
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's2Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1MainStay1
Audi1Marriott3
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's16
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Nike5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King8Office Depot1
CVS9Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A1Panda Express1
Chico's1Panera Bread2
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske2
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports1
Costco1Pizza Hut7
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless7Popeyes2
Curves3Quiznos4
DHL1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Rite Aid3
Decora Cabinetry14Ruby Tuesday2
Dennys1SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza3Safeway3
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts4Sleep Inn2
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel4
FedEx31Staples2
Finish Line1Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford1Subway19
GNC4Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile7
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's1
Giant3Taco Bell6
Goodwill5Target1
Gymboree1The Room Place1
H&R Block6Toyota1
Hilton2Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn2Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value2
Home Depot2U-Haul11
Honda1UPS33
Hot Topic1Value City Furniture1
Hyundai1Vans2
IHOP1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York7Vons3
Journeys1Waffle House3
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's5
Kincaid1YMCA1

Frederick County on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"