Frederick is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 72,244 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Frederick is the eighth largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Frederick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (10.92%), management occupations (10.43%), and sales jobs (9.79%).
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.
Of important note, Frederick is also a city of artists. Frederick has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Frederick’s character.
Another interesting thing about Frederick, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Frederick is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Frederick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Frederick are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.18% of adults in Frederick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Frederick in 2018 was $36,986, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,944 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 16.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Frederick include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Frederick's cultural character, accounting for 20.36% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Frederick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.