Frederick, Maryland Population 2021

72,842
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Frederick is a city located in Frederick County Maryland. It is also the county seat of Frederick County. With a 2020 population of 72,842, it is the 2nd largest city in Maryland (after Baltimore) and the 502nd largest city in the United States . Frederick is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 11.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,239 in 2010. Frederick reached it's highest population of 72,842 in 2021. Spanning over 24 miles, Frederick has a population density of 3,062 people per square mile.

The average household income in Frederick is $93,042 with a poverty rate of 11.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,396 per month, and the median house value is $270,400. The median age in Frederick is 35.9 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Frederick Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Frederick was:

  • White: 68.09%
  • Black or African American: 19.21%
  • Asian: 6.19%
  • Two or more races: 3.67%
  • Other race: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Frederick, Maryland is 72,842 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 71,945.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,239.

Frederick, Maryland Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,27068.09%
Black or African American13,61419.21%
Asian4,3856.19%
Two or More Races2,6013.67%
Some Other Race1,7962.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native2110.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%
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Frederick Population by Race

Frederick Population Pyramid $2021

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Frederick Median Age

35.9


Total

34.2


Male

37.4


Female

Frederick Adults

There are 55,057 adults, (9,211 of whom are seniors) in Frederick.

Frederick Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Frederick Sex Ratio

Female

36,636

51.68%

Male

34,251

48.32%

Frederick Population by Age

Frederick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Frederick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.2%25.8%
All56.7%43.3%
Male55.4%44.6%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female40.5%59.5%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Frederick Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,7522.4956.7
Married12,0983.2674.2
Non Family10,7031.2842.3
Female3,5223.1540.5
Male1,4293.3855.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Frederick Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8715.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,4635.12%
High School Graduate10,87922.61%
Some College8,74918.18%
Associates Degree3,8237.95%
Bachelors Degree10,63522.10%
Graduate Degree8,69718.07%
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Frederick Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Frederick Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,99527,71514,227
Black8,8288,0142,202
Hispanic6,5183,8701,065
Asian3,0342,5331,430
2+ Races1,128917519
Other Race995646156
Native American12512574
Islander101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Frederick Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,004$53,586$41,660
Less Than 9th Grade$25,807$31,942$15,067
High School Graduate$33,984$37,379$31,507
Some College$42,250$50,401$33,951
Bachelors Degree$61,596$71,676$54,265
Graduate Degree$80,813$100,093$66,171

$48,004

Average Earnings

$53,586

Average Male

$41,660

Average Female

Frederick Earnings by Educational Attainment

Frederick Language by Age

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Frederick Language

73.33% of Frederick residents speak only English, while 26.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.18% of the population.

Frederick Language

Frederick Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,7482,7977.41%
Hispanic11,7882,36320.05%
Black13,3912,25316.82%
Other1,77824313.67%
Multiple2,4992108.40%
Asian4,2741002.34%
Native2114320.38%

11.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.67%

Male Poverty Rate

11.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Frederick

The race most likely to be in poverty in Frederick is Native, with 20.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Frederick is Asian, with 2.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.90%.

Frederick Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.75%
High School14.97%
Some College7.88%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%

Frederick Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.75%
Female Unemployed16.96%
Female Employed6.85%
Male Employed5.45%

Frederick Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Frederick Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,118$93,042
Families$93,813$107,789
Married Families$109,286-
Non Families$52,802$63,871
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Income by Household Type

Frederick Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Frederick Married by Age and Sex

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Frederick Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Frederick Marital Status by Race

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Frederick Marital Status

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4,157

Number of Veterans

3,548

Male Veterans

609

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,346
First Gulf War1,218
Vietnam1,098
Korea167
World War II114

Frederick Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,302
65 to 74821
55 to 64760
75+713
18 to 34561

Frederick Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9407.66%
Black8798.70%
Hispanic4855.86%
Other Race1159.62%
Asian972.96%
2+ Races744.63%
Native American5235.62%

Frederick Veterans by Race

Frederick Veterans by Education

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3.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Frederick Veterans by Education

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71.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Frederick Employment by Age

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Frederick Employment by Race

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Frederick Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.91%

Born in Frederick

79.64%

Native Born

20.36%

Foreign Born

10.93%

Non Citizen

9.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.64% of Frederick residents were born in the United States, with 40.91% having been born in Maryland. 10.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Frederick Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,8422990.41%
202072,5432990.41%
201972,2442990.42%
201871,9459981.41%
201770,9471,0661.53%
201669,8815090.73%
201569,3721,0971.61%
201468,2751,4482.17%
201366,8274250.64%
201266,4024480.68%
201165,9544990.76%
201065,45512,6882.18%
200052,76712,6192.77%
199040,14812,0623.64%
198028,0864,4451.74%
197023,6411,8970.84%
196021,7443,6021.83%
195018,1422,3401.39%
194015,8021,3680.91%
193014,4343,3682.69%
192011,0666550.61%
191010,4111,1151.14%
19009,2961,1031.27%
18908,193-466-0.55%
18808,6591330.15%
18708,5263830.46%
18608,1432,1153.05%
18506,0288461.52%
18405,1827551.59%
18304,4277871.98%
18203,6400.00%

Frederick Population by Year