“Our success is defined by our desirable living conditions, which have resulted in Frederick County being among the fastest growing counties in the region. From 1990 to 2000, Frederick County experienced a 30% increase in population while the State of Maryland’s  total population increased by 10.8% during the same time frame. The population projection increased 5% or 19,761 people from 2002 to 2006. The population increased from 228,856 in 2006 to 236,745 people in 2010. One of the many positive results of this favorable living and business environment is that the median household income for Frederick County in 2005 was estimated by the MD Dept. of Planning at $78,500, which is a 28% increase from 1999 Census information. Frederick County’s median household income was 21% greater than the State of Maryland’s and now (2010 Census) stands at $81,686.” 1

“In addition, the 2005 federal Base Realignment and Closure process, or BRAC, will bring about 225 jobs to Fort Detrick. An additional concern is the 1,200 employees who will be on post by 2010 and beyond to staff planned laboratories and other buildings.”2 Fort Detrick’s expansion eventually will add 20 percent to its workforce.



1. Frederick County, MD Office of Economic Development. 2002. May 17, 2007.

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2. County Braces for Expansion. Frederick News Post. April 29, 2007. May 17, 2007. www.fredericknewspost.com sections/news/display.htm?Stor yID =59540