Frederick, MD
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Frederick is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 69,479 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Frederick is the eighth largest community in Maryland.

Frederick is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Frederick is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frederick who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), management occupations (12.02%), and sales jobs (9.07%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Frederick is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Frederick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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: 37.63% of adults in Frederick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Frederick in 2010 was $32,751, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,004 for a family of four. However, Frederick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Frederick is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Frederick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frederick include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Frederick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.31%).

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