Frederick County Profile

Location

Frederick County is the northern-most point in Virginia, a mid-point of the East Coast. 

Transportation

Roads

Frederick County has an extensive transportation infrastructure which includes major arterial roads.

 
      


Air

Winchester Regional Airport provides general aviation services for the region. Commercial options are accessible in less than an hour. IAD is only 50 minutes away and BWI & DCA provide extra destination flexibility in 90 minutes.

Rail

Products: CSX and Winchester & Western (connecting to Norfolk Southern)
Commuter: Metro - Vienna Station; MARC - Martinsburg, WV

Port

Virginia Inland Port - 15 miles

Population & Demographics

 

Frederick Co.

Winchester MSA*

Workforce Draw**

  Total Population 83,784   134,712   730,055  
  Median Age 40.5   41.0  40.3  
      <18 23.4%   22.7%   23.7%  
      18-24 Years 8.0%   8.5%   8.0%  
      25-54 Years 39.8%   39.1%   40.3%  
     55--64 years 13.2%   13.4%   13.0%  
      65 and over 15.7%   16.3%   15.0%  
  Labor Force  44,559   68,345   373,859 
  Median Household Income $71,037   $60,350   $71,567  
  Union Membership 3.3%   3.5%   6.6%  
  High School Graduate 90.3%   88.2%   90.3%  
  Associate's Degree or Higher 38.4%   35.5%   38.4%  
  Bachelor's Degree or Higher 29.1%   27.1%   30.2%  
  Housing Units 33,091  58,882   301,624  
  Renter-Occupied Housing Units 22.5%   31.6%   28.3%  

Source: JobsEQ | Updated April 2019
* Winchester MSA comprises the City of Winchester, VA; Frederick County, VA; and Hampshire County, WV.
** Frederick County's workforce draw area is a 45-mile radius and includes the following communities: Winchester, VA; Clarke County,VA; Page County, VA; Shenandoah County, VA; Warren County, VA; Berkeley County, WV; Hampshire County, WV; Jefferson County, WV; Morgan County, WV; and Washington County, MD.

K-12 Education

  Locality

Enrollment

On-Time Graduation Rate

  Frederick County 13,627 93.3%
  Winchester 4,357 89.1%
Source: Virginia Department of Education Enrollment 2018-19 school year and Class of 2018 Graduation Rates 
  • 30+ daycares & preschools
  • 20+ private & parochial schools (20 mile radius)
  • Mountain Vista Governor's School
  • Starbase Academy (S.T.E.M. camp)

Higher Education

Shenandoah University

U.S. News & World Report's list of Top Regional Universities in the South

Lord Fairfax Community College

Chronicle of Higher Education's list of "Great Colleges to Work For" - five years in a row!

Cost of Living

 

 

Average Price

Metro Area

% of National Avg.

 Half Gallon of Milk

Gallon of Gasoline

 Movie Ticket

  Winchester  97.4   $1.87   $2.49   $9.65  
  Washington, D.C. 162.6   $2.49   $2.57          $14.17
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) -  2018 FINAL REPORT Annual Average Data | Updated: April 2019

Housing

  Locality

Median

House Value

Total

Units

Average

Apt. Rent

Rental

Housing %

  Winchester-Frederick County $236,920 44,946 $998 30.7%
Source: JobsEQ – Median House Value & Total Units and Rental Housing %.  Average Apt Rent - Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Q4 2018

Government

Frederick County
Winchester City

Largest Employers 

1 Valley Health System
2 Frederick County School Board
3 Navy Federal Credit Union
4 U.S. Department of Homeland Defense
5 County of Frederick
6 Ignite Holdings LLC
7 Wal Mart
8 Shenandoah University
9 Trex Company Inc & Subsid
10 Winchester City Public Schools
11 City of Winchester
12 The Home Depot
13 U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
14 H.P. Hood, Inc.
15 Lord Fairfax Community College
16 Martin's Food Market
17 American Woodmark Corporation
18 Metromont Corporation
19 Axiom Staffing Group
20 Kohl's Department Stores
21 U.S. Department of Defense
22 Fisher Scientific Company
23 Kraft Heinz Company
24 Grafton School, Inc.
25 Westminster Canterbury
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Economic Information & Analytics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Q3 2018 | Updated: April 2019

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