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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Frederick County is located in Maryland with a population of 246,105. Frederick County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Frederick County, most residents own their homes. In Frederick County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Frederick County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Frederick County are highly rated.
Population
246,105

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,338
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Frederick County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    457.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    217.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,473.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Frederick County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,502
National
$55,322

Frederick County Reviews

208 reviews
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Flanked by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, the ambling waters of the Nation's River, the Potomac, to the south, bounded by the infamous Mason-Dixon Line to the north, and surrounded by a patchwork of pristine farmland to the east, Frederick County, Maryland has it all. It's the perfect mix of hip, urban, trendiness with relaxed country living. Fresh, organic, foods are raised locally, and transformed into culinary creations at Frederick's lively downtown scene. Its public schools ranked 5 years in a row with Maryland schools as #1 in the nation! Jobs are diverse and plentiful in Frederick, but D.C. and Baltimore are a close commute, helping protect the local economy from recessional downturns. Catch a concert, visit a winery or hike a national park here. Discover why Francis Scott Key, the Star Spangled Banner writer, called Frederick his home. With few crimes, about 50% ethnic diversity, and so many things going for it, Frederick County is living at it's finest!
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Overall it's a beautiful place to live. It offers a lot of community programs as well as focuses on culture and arts. Also there are great monthly events and good restaurants to eat at. There is a big market for locally-owned businesses. It is pricey to live in certain areas, but those prices definitely reflect what is offered. There have only been few problems with drugs and violence, and the police are often very quick to respond and help. Downtown Frederick is always lively with unique events being held often. There mare many shopping centers, entertainment areas, and restaurant which creates a very engaging atmosphere. Frederick has something for everyone and succeeds at creating a family friendly and exciting environment for its residents and visitors.
I have been a resident for over 25 years the community has changed over the years for the better. There are more businesses, homes being built, and job opportunities available now than ever before. It has plenty of family friendly activities and festivals throughout the year and is a great place to live!