Frederick County ranked 7th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Frederick County ranked 7th among counties in Maryland by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Frederick County residents was an inflation-adjusted $40,183 per year. Frederick County had 90,022 households in 2017, with a population of 246,105.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Howard County. Howard County's median income was $53,458 per year after adjusting for inflation – $13,275 more than Frederick County. It had 111,337 households in 2017 and a population of 312,495.

Somerset County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Maryland, with a median income of only $19,650 per year. That was $20,533 less than the median income in Frederick County at the time. Somerset County had 8,362 households in 2017 and a population of 25,801.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Maryland counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Howard County
53,458
2
Montgomery County
45,904
3
Charles County
45,306
4
Calvert County
44,591
5
Anne Arundel County
42,069
6
St. Mary's County
40,735
7
Frederick County
40,183
8
Carroll County
39,902
9
Harford County
38,965
10
Queen Anne's County
38,525
11
Prince George's County
37,102
12
Baltimore County
36,370
13
Cecil County
34,576
14
Talbot County
32,527
15
Worcester County
29,350
16
Washington County
28,804
17
Dorchester County
27,226
18
Wicomico County
26,359
19
Caroline County
26,314
20
Kent County
26,182
21
Garrett County
24,048
22
Allegany County
22,345
23
Somerset County
19,650
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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