Frostburg, MD

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Living in Frostburg

Frostburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,505 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Frostburg is the 88th largest community in Maryland.

Frostburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Frostburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Frostburg who work in food service (13.55%), sales jobs (12.96%), and office and administrative support (12.39%).

Frostburg is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Frostburg to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

The overall education level of Frostburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.28% of adults in Frostburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Frostburg in 2018 was $19,122, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,488 for a family of four. However, Frostburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Frostburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Frostburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Frostburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Frostburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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