Frederick, CO
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Frederick is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 11,413 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Frederick is the 56th largest community in Colorado. Frederick has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Frederick, where the median household income is $89,386.00.

Housing costs in Frederick are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Frederick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Frederick is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frederick who work in management occupations (12.75%), office and administrative support (12.40%), and sales jobs (7.04%).

Also of interest is that Frederick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Frederick is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Frederick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Frederick perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Frederick, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.06 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Frederick is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.13% of adults in Frederick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Frederick in 2010 was $33,647, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,588 for a family of four.

Frederick is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Frederick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Frederick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Frederick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.83% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frederick include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Frederick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.