Frederick is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 72,244 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Frederick is the eighth largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities 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 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 (11.22%), management occupations (10.48%), and sales jobs (8.94%).
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.
One thing that you will notice about Frederick is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Frederick a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Frederick use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Frederick‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
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: 39.66% of adults in Frederick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Frederick in 2018 was $35,051, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,204 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 16.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frederick include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Frederick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.15%).
The most common language spoken in Frederick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.