Poverty in Frederick, Maryland

What is the poverty rate in Frederick, Maryland?
The poverty rate in Frederick is 11.4%. One out of every 8.8 residents of Frederick lives in poverty.

How many people in Frederick, Maryland live in poverty?
7,713 of 67,609 Frederick residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Frederick compare to the rest of Maryland?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Maryland is 9.7%, meaning Frederick has a moderately higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Maryland.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate

Frederick, Maryland Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

8.8% 15.3%

2011

12.4% 41.0% 15.9%

2012

11.9% 4.0% 15.9%

2013

12.1% 1.0% 15.8%

2014

8.0% 50.0% 15.5%

2015

13.5% 68.0% 14.7%

2016

10.4% 30.0% 14.0%

2017

9.9% 4.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

12,360

15.7% 25.2% 17.8%

Asian

4,655

8.1% 11.9% 6.7%

Other

1,720

4.4% 23.8% 2.5%

Two Or More Races

3,328

15.4% 18.4% 4.8%

White

37,042

7.7% 10.3% 53.4%

Hispanic

10,926

19.9% 22.2% 15.8%

What's the Poverty Rate in Frederick, Maryland By Race?

15.7% of Black residents of Frederick, Maryland live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Frederick, Maryland is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 1,940 of 12,360 black Marylanders live below the poverty line. Approximately 17.8% of the total population of Frederick, Maryland are black.

8.1% of Asian residents of Frederick, Maryland live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Frederick, Maryland is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 375 of 4,655 asian Marylanders live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.7% of the total population of Frederick, Maryland are asian.

7.7% of White residents of Frederick, Maryland live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Frederick, Maryland is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 2,866 of 37,042 white Marylanders live below the poverty line. Approximately 53.4% of the total population of Frederick, Maryland are white.

19.9% of Hispanic residents of Frederick, Maryland live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Frederick, Maryland is the same as than the national average. 2,172 of 10,926 hispanic Marylanders live below the poverty line. Approximately 15.8% of the total population of Frederick, Maryland are hispanic.

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Frederick, Maryland?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Frederick, Maryland is 11.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Frederick, Maryland is 11.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Frederick, Maryland

Female residents of Frederick, Maryland are slightly(7%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

3,623 of 32,864 males in Frederick live below the poverty line.

4,090 of 34,745 females in Frederick live below the poverty line.

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Frederick can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 15.3%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 9.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Frederick is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 6.2%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 18.4%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Frederick can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 16.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 15.3%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 14.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Frederick, Maryland have a Poverty Rate of 13.7%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Frederick, Maryland?

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

17.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

18.8%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

13.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

9.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.5%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.9%

Over 85 Years Old

10.7%

Frederick, Maryland Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Frederick, Maryland born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Frederick, Maryland who were born citizens of the United States is 11.7%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Frederick, Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 10.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Frederick, Maryland born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Frederick, Maryland who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 54,710 residents of Frederick, Maryland who were born citizens of the United States, 6,386 (11.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,327 (10.3%) of 12,899 residents of Frederick, Maryland who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Frederick, Maryland

The poverty rate in Frederick is 11.4%.
Frederick is in Frederick County.
Maryland Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Frederick County.
City Poverty Rate
Ballenger Creek 9.4%
Adamstown 1.8%
Bartonsville 12.6%
Braddock Heights 0.7%
Brunswick 11.5%
Buckeystown 1.7%
Emmitsburg 13.1%
Frederick 11.4%
Jefferson 2.2%
Libertytown 10.7%
Linganore 3.1%
Middletown 2.4%
Myersville 0.5%
New Market 4.9%
Point of Rocks 3.4%
Spring Ridge 6.0%
Thurmont 7.8%
Urbana 2.2%
Walkersville 9.0%
Woodsboro 8.2%

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