Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Census Population Data Shows Increases in Minority Populations and Municipal Growth

Frederick County is now home to 233,385 people, up from 195,277 in 2000, according to data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Frederick remains the second-largest city in the state, with 65,239 people living in the city.

The Asian and Hispanic populations made up the majority of the growth in the county. The white population in the county grew by only 9.1 percent. By comparison, the Asian population grew by 173.7 percent, and the black population grew by 62.1 percent. The Hispanic population saw the most significant change over the past decade. That population grew by 267.4 percent and now makes up 7.3 percent of the county population, compared with 2.4 percent of the county population in 2000.

All of the muncipalities in Frederick County grew over the past decade except for Burkittsville, which decreased from 171 to 151 people.