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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
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Frederick is a town in Maryland with a population of 70,166. Frederick is in Frederick County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Frederick offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Frederick there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Frederick and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Frederick are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Frederick 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
    250.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    102.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    192.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,799.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Frederick

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,088
National
$55,322
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I love my adopted town!

Frederick is rich in music, entertainment, sports, and has a vibrant art community. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities including bike trails, hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking.

Frederick has a wide variety of housing choices. Whether you want to rent or own, there's a place that's right for you.
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My overall experience in Frederick, Maryland has been very good! I hesitate to say "excellent" because no city is flawless, and there are things about my community that could be improved. Frederick is a very diverse county. We celebrate the diversity with festivals and local events that welcome and celebrate all. The schools in this county are all very well organized and have strong academic programs. Public transportation is reliable, and local attractions, such as the fair and Downtown Frederick, are all within close proximity of each other. There is an abundance of job opportunities for young adults in this county. There is a strong family presence, especially downtown at the mom-and-pop shops. However, there are issues, such as an opioid epidemic, that haunt this community, but we are resilient. The issue is well-known, and many people are working very hard to fight back. It's one of the many things that I love about this district. I have had a very good experience living here!
Great city with plenty of social opportunities! Downtown Frederick is always lively with unique events being held often. There is a wide variety of restaurants and shops as well as parks and entertainment venues that provide for a desirable and engaging atmosphere. Frederick has something for everyone and succeeds at creating a family friendly and exciting environment for its residents and visitors.