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The 2000 Census showed that Frederick County had a population of 59,209 people. This represented 0.84% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Frederick had a population of 74,972 people. This is an increase of 26.62% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201078,305+32.25%+4.45% since 2009
200974,972+26.62%+1.63% since 2008
200873,769+24.59%+1.54% since 2007
200772,648+22.7%+2.74% since 2006
200670,708+19.42%+3.22% since 2005
200568,503+15.7%+3.25% since 2004
200466,345+12.05%+2.76% since 2003
200364,562+9.04%+2.81% since 2002
200262,796+6.06%+2.8% since 2001
200161,087+3.17%+3.17% since 2000
200059,209The Last Census

Frederick County had 23,319 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Frederick County has a total area<3> of 415.6 square miles [1,076 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1 square miles [2.58 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Frederick County had a population density of 142.8 people per square mile [55.1 people/km²], making it the state's 17th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Frederick County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Frederick and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Frederick County QuickFact (QF-51069).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Frederick County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarkeQF-51043   E14,58812,65215.3%
ShenandoahQF-51171   SW41,03635,07517%
WarrenQF-51187   S36,71331,58416.24%
Berkeley (WV)QF-54003   NE103,85475,90536.82%
Hampshire (WV)QF-54027   NW22,69520,20312.33%
Hardy (WV)QF-54031   W13,61112,6697.44%
Morgan (WV)QF-54065   N16,38514,9439.65%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Frederick. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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