Frederick County is located in northern Maryland. The County Seat is Frederick and the largest city is Frederick. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 243,675 and the 2010 census population was 233,385. The land area is 660.22 square miles and there are 353.5 persons per square mile.
83.3% of the population is White, 9.1% is Black or African American, 8% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 91.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $307,000, there are 86,337 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $36,917, the median household income is $84,570, and 6.1% of the persons in Frederick County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 21,430. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,066,281, and sales per capita were $13,629. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.1%.
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