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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,718
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+3,175
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married27.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,599

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,500
% Above Poverty Level70.4%
% Below Poverty Level29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone39.7%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$165,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
Irish18.2%
English9.1%
Italian5%
Scottish4.6%
Welsh4.3%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Greek1.2%
African1.1%
Dutch1%
Czech0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Israeli0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Frostburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegany County
Standard Zip Codes21532
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.66
Approximate Longitude-78.92

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)

StationFROSTBURG 2
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationCUMBERLAND 2
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationSAVAGE RIVER DAM
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barton497$47,143
Cumberland20,290$46,809
Grantsville711$45,156
Lonaconing1,214$46,731
Midland691$58,333
Westernport1,921$53,889

Frostburg Public Schools

Beall Elementary
3 E College Ave
ZIP: 21532
(301) 689-3636
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Frost Elementary
260 Shaw St
ZIP: 21532
(301) 689-5168
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Mountain Ridge High School
100 Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick
ZIP: 21532
(301) 689-3377
High
Total Enrollment 863
Route 40 Elementary
17764 National Pike
ZIP: 21532
(301) 689-6132
Primary
Total Enrollment 138

Frostburg Private Schools

Salem School
2756 Lower New Germany Rd
ZIP: 21532
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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