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Welcome to Frederick ...

Frederick is located in Frederick County<1> and is the County Seat for Frederick County.

When the people of Frederick refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fredericktonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Frederick has a population of 72,244 people<3> (see below for details).

Frederick was established in 1745.

The community of Frederick was previously named Frederick City. Going back to its beginning, Frederick was originally named Frederick Town. For more information about the names of Frederick, see The Names of Frederick on our Genealogy Page.

Frederick is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Frederick lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Frederick: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for Frederick: 21701-21705, 21709<6>

Websites for Frederick ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffrederick.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.frederickchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Frederick had an population of 72,244 people. This is an increase of 10.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Frederick had a population of 65,239 people (or 27.95% of the total population of Frederick County). This makes Frederick the county's most populous community.

The population of Frederick represents 1.13% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65,239 people, the population of Frederick increased 23.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 52,767 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Frederick.

Adding Frederick to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Frederick in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Frederick was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Frederick on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Frederick on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Frederick ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Frederick - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Frederick.

Communities near Frederick ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Frederick.

  • Mount Airy [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Frederick
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,458 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<8>
  • Thurmont [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmont
    • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Frederick
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<8>
  • Brunswick [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
    • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Frederick
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<8>
  • Poolesville [Montgomery County]
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    • Poolesville [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Frederick
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,244 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
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      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
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      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<8>
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
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      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<8>
    • Lovettsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovettsville
      • Lovettsville [Loudoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovettsville<8>
    • Myersville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Frederick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myersville<8>
    • New Windsor [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Frederick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Windsor<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Frederick. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Frederick.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Frederick. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Frederick.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Frederick. Our list includes 65 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Frederick.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frederick ...

Looking for more information about Frederick? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Frederick, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Frederick.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Maryland

About Frederick County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Frederick: www.cityoffrederick.com/

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Frederick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Frederick refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Frederick may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frederick.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frederick - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Frederick). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Frederick or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Frederick includes: 21701, 21702, 21703, 21704 & 21705.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frederick) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Frederick. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FrederickOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frederick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4142, Longitude: -77.4110    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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