Frederick (Maryland)

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Coordinates 39°24′50″N 77°24′40″W
Country United States
State Maryland
County Frederick
Founded 1745
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code 21701-21709
Area codes 301, 240
FIPS code 24-30325
GNIS feature ID 0584497
Highways I-70, I-270, US 15, US 40, US 340, MD 80, MD 144, MD 355
Government (Mayor) Michael O'Connor (D)
Government (Board of Aldermen) Kelly Russell (D) Ben MacShane (D) Derek Shackleford (D) Donna Kuzemchak (D) Roger Wilson (D)
Government (City) 24.05 sq mi (62.28 km2)
Government (Land) 23.95 sq mi (62.02 km2)
Government (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Area (City) 24.05 sq mi (62.28 km2)
Area (Land) 23.95 sq mi (62.02 km2)
Area (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 78,171
Population (2020) (Estimate (2021)) 79,588
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 452nd MD: 2nd
Population (2020) (Density) 3,264.33/sq mi (1,260.35/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 141,576 (US: 230th)

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Frederick is a city in and the county seat of Frederick County, Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long since been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north–south Native American trail and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city's population was 78,171 people as of the 2020 United States census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland (behind Baltimore). Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK), which accommodates general aviation, and Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army bioscience/communications research installation and Frederick county's largest employer.