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 85.77% 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 (12.95%), management occupations (11.71%), and sales jobs (8.96%).

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.

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 education level of Frederick citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.67% of adults in Frederick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Frederick in 2010 was $32,039, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,156 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 16.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frederick include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Frederick also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.07%.

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