Frostburg, MD
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Frostburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,667 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Frostburg is the 88th largest community in Maryland.

Frostburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Frostburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frostburg who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), food service (11.54%), and teaching (11.54%).

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.

One of the benefits of Frostburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Frostburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.51% of adults in Frostburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Frostburg in 2010 was $18,530, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,120 for a family of four. However, Frostburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Frostburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Frostburg is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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