Frederick County Profile


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



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



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.


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


Virginia Inland Port - 15 miles

Population & Demographics


Frederick Co.

Winchester MSA*

Workforce Draw**

  Total Population 82,321   133,125   761,224  
  Median Age 40.3   40.5   40.5  
      <18 23.6%   22.8%   23.5%  
      18-24 Years 8.0%   8.6%   8.1%  
      25-54 Years 40.4%   39.5%   40.4%  
     55--64 years 13.0%   13.3%   13.0%  
      65 and over 15.0%   15.8%   15.0%  
  Labor Force  44,313   67,519   387,821  
  Median Household Income $68,929   $56,952   $67,987  
  Union Membership 4.9%   5.1%   7.8%  
  High School Graduate 90.7%   88.3%   89.5%  
  Associate's Degree or Higher 39.7%   35.7%   36.9%  
  Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.6%   27.6%   29.0%  
  Housing Units 32,502   58,195   320,187  
  Renter-Occupied Housing Units 21.9%   32.4%   28.5%  
Source: JobsEQ | Updated April 2018
* 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



On-Time Graduation Rate

  Frederick County 13,257 93.5%
  Winchester 4,511 90.8%

  • 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  99.2   $1.91   $2.16   $9.75  
  Washington, D.C. 155.7   $2.45   $2.46          $13.33
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) - 2017 Annual Average Data | Updated: May 2018




House Value




Apt. Rent


Housing %

  Winchester-Frederick County $229,210 44,410 $1,019 30.4%
Source: JobsEQ – Median House Value & Total Units and Rental Housing %, Average Apt Rent - ACCRA 3Q2017


Frederick County
Winchester City

Largest Employers 

American Woodmark
Axiom Staffing Group
City of Winchester
County of Frederick
Frederick County Public Schools
Grafton School
Home Depot
H.P. Hood
Ignite Holdings, LLC (Rubbermaid Commercial Products)
Kraft Heinz Company
Lord Fairfax Community College
Martin's Food Market
Navy Federal Credit Union
Shenandoah University
Shockey Brothers
U.S. Dept. of Defense
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Trex Company
Valley Health System
Wal Mart
Winchester City Public Schools

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, 2Q2017 | Updated: January 2018

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Frederick County
Economic Development Authority
45 E. Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601

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