Frederick, Maryland is a small city with a population of slightly less than 69,000. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 37, are younger than most cities in Maryland. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,315/month is roughly the same as the state average.
Frederick residents have an average commute of about 35 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 46% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Frederick has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 15% have earned a Bachelor's degree. If you're looking for diverse career options, Frederick has them in spades. The five most common industries are healthcare, scientific, retail, entertainment, and education. Together, these industries make up 31% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $83K, Frederick workers bring in less than their peers elsewhere in Maryland. Frederick, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).