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Overview

Introduction to Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany county, is 78 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Cumberland metropolitan area. Frostburg has a population of 7,873.

Frostburg History

Frost bought a piece of land to build a series of town lots in the area in the mid 19th century. The first post office was opened in 1820, while railroad construction in the 1840s led to new opportunities and economic growth in the area. Coal mining operations began shortly afterwards. Frostburg was incorporated in 1870.

Frostburg and nearby Attractions

  • Thrasher Carriage Museum
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
  • Tristate Zoological Park
  • Willa Cather Birthplace

Things To Do In Frostburg

Thrasher Carriage Museum has a collection of horse-drawn carriages from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Frostburg State University Planetarium and the Evergreen Mansion Museum are accessible from Frostburg as well. The Tristate Zoological Park is nearby.

Frostburg Transportation

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is accessible from Frostburg.

Frostburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Frostburg State University, the University of Pittsburg, Westmoreland County Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College.

People

Total Population 8,802
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,644
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 26%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,694

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,208
% Above Poverty Level 65.1%
% Below Poverty Level 34.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.4%
Median Gross Rent $722
Median House Value $156,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 19.8%

Frostburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 78 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegany
Metro Area Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 21532
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.658
Longitude -78.928

Frostburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FROSTBURG 2
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station CUMBERLAND 2
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station SAVAGE RIVER DAM
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barton 537 $53,750
Cumberland 20,557 $44,656
Grantsville 802 $51,000
Lonaconing 1,149 $55,521
Midland 639 $53,333
Westernport 1,807 $54,107
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331 E MAIN ST
301-689-3377
Serves 582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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17000 NATIONAL HWY SW
301-689-3483
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Serves 85 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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