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.

Unlike some cities, Frostburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Frostburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Frostburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Frostburg who work in office and administrative support (14.49%), food service (11.25%), and sales jobs (10.57%).

Frostburg is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Frostburg area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Frostburg maintain a good economy.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.50 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Frostburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.22% of adults in Frostburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Frostburg in 2010 was $18,197, 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 $72,788 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 34.92% 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.