Frederick County

 

Frederick County

Frederick County Map

Frederick County was established in 1738 from part of the "Northern Neck" land grant by Charles II in 1649 to Thomas Lord Fairfax through inheritance.The county originally comprised 8,235 square miles. Ten other counties formed from this land. It is named for Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of Great Britain's King George II.

It is bordered to the east by Clarke County, the south by Warren and Shenandoah counties, the west by Hampshire County (W.Va.), and to the north by Morgan and Berkeley counties. Frederick surrounds the city of Winchester. The Blue Ridge Mountains create the eastern boundary with Loudoun County.

Winchester is the county seat and is located about 72 miles west of Washington D.C.

Frederick was the birthplace of author Willia Cather and James W. Denver, for whom Denver, Colo., is named. It was the site of numerous Civil War battles.

 

Frederick statistics compared to Winchester and Clarke:

Population
Age Breakdown
Population Breakdown
Housing
Income
Public Schools
Unemployment Rates
Sales Tax Revenue

 

 


 

Population

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Population
Pct. Change
Population
Pct. Change
Population
Pct. Change
1980
20,217
--
34,150
--
9,965
--
1990
21,947
8.6
45,723
33.9
12,101
21.4
2000
23,585
7.5
59,209
29.5
12,652
4.6
2010
26,203
11.1
78,305
32.3
14,034
10.9
2020*
29,339
12.0
95,648
22.2
18,320
30.5
2030*
32,458
10.6
114,539
19.8
21,230
15.9
* Projected

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Age Breakdown

2010 Pop. 
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
25,770
78,305
14,424
Age
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
0-19
6,404
24.4
20,738
26.7
3,492
23.8
20-29
4,422
16.9
8,516
11.0
1,293
8.8
30-39
3,540
13.5
10,196
13.1
1,523
10.4
40-49
3,452
13.2
12,858
16.5
2,505
17.0
50-59
3,357
12.8
11,518
14.8
2,459
16.7
60+
5,068
19.3
13,894
17.9
3,423
23.3
Median Age
36
40
46

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Population Breakdown

2010  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Pct. Females
50.8
50.3
50.2
Pct. White
69.0
86.3
88.3
Pct. Black
10.6
3.9
5.3
Pct. Hispanic
15.4
6.6
3.5

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Housing

 
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Total Housing
11,172
 
29,048
 
5,904
 
Owner Occupied
5,005
44.8
23,075
79.4
4,435
75.1
Renter Occupied
6,167
55.2
5,973
20.6
1,469
24.9

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Income

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000 Median Household
$34,300
$52,219
$51,831
2010 Median Household
$57,117
$66,699
$73,928
2000 Per Capita Income
$20,500
$21,080
$24,844
2010 Per Capita Income
$24,371
$24,211
$29,160

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Public Schools

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Students
4,103
13,137
2,065
Teachers
361
1,102
157
Elementary
4 schools
2.098
11 schools
6,033
3 schools
880
Middle
1
853
4
3,072
1
497
High
1
1,152
3
4,032
1
680
FY 12
Budget
$55.4 million
$155.8 million
$20.5 million

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Unemployment Rates

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000
2.2
2.0
1.6
2001
3.2
2.8
2.2
2002
3.9
3.5
3.0
2003
3.7
3.6
3.1
2004
3.2
3.0
2.8
2005
3.1
2.8
2.5
2006
2.9
2.6
2.4
2007
3.2
2.9
2.6
2008
4.6
4.2
3.4
2009
8.2
7.7
6.4
2010
7.5
7.1
5.8
2011
7.7
5.9
5.0

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Sales Tax Revenue

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000
$7,828,450
$5,023,718
$600,220
2001
$8,058,067
$5,299,349
$724,493
2002
$8,686,876
$5,371,543
$738,708
2003
$9,208,293
$5,878,382
$767,218
2004
$10,081,788
$7,340,584
$838,497
2005
$10,462,874
$9,533,042
$930,210
2006
$10,785,038
$9,671,366
$1,001,523
2007
$9,808,771
$9,795,145
$978,930
2008
$9,031,639
$9,313,743
$946,762
2009
$7,609,312
$8,752,644
$906,567
2010
$7,690,103
$9,340,459
$838,981
2011
$8,375,538
$10,298,221
$959,165

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