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Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg is a city located in Allegany County, Maryland. It is the site of Frostburg State University. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,873.


Frostburg is located at 39°39'17" North, 78°55'40" West (39.654687, -78.927773)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 km² (3.1 mi²). 7.9 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 7,873 people, 2,840 households, and 1,252 families residing in the city. The population density is 993.4/km² (2,576.5/mi²). There are 3,123 housing units at an average density of 394.1/km² (1,022.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.42% White, 6.40% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,840 households out of which 18.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 55.9% are non-families. 37.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the city the population is spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 41.0% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $21,215, and the median income for a family is $53,234. Males have a median income of $35,417 versus $26,094 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,821. 30.5% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.9% are under the age of 18 and 13.4% are 65 or older.