What you need to know about Frederick, MD

Considered the gateway to western Maryland, Frederick has always benefited from its close proximity to Washington, D.C. The U.S. Army's Fort Detrick installation is Frederick’s largest employer (10,000 employees), and the economy is also influenced by banking, colleges, government jobs, healthcare, insurance, retail, tourism and the transportation sector. Frederick is also known for its “clustered spires” skyline of historic downtown churches.

Top 10 Downtowns 2014


Homes Owned 53.64%
53.64% Complete
Homes Rented 46.36%
46.36% Complete

Real Estate

In Frederick, Maryland

Ready to move to Frederick? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Frederick.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Frederick, Maryland

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Frederick rates.

Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


In Frederick, Maryland

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Frederick.


Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In Frederick, Maryland

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Frederick.


Bachelor’s Degree 38%
38% Complete
Graduated High School 87%
87% Complete

Frederick, MD's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Downtowns 2014

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Why Frederick, MD, Is a Best Place to Live
Frederick provides a perfect blend of business and living