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 82,321   133,125   724,091  
  Median Age 40.3   40.8   40.0  
      <18 23.6%   22.8%   23.8%  
      18-24 Years 8.0%   8.6%   8.1%  
      25-54 Years 40.2%   39.5%   40.7%  
     55--64 years 13.0%   13.3%   12.8%  
      65 and over 15.0%   15.8%   14.7%  
  Labor Force  44,313   67,519   371,249 
  Median Household Income $68,929   $56,952   $67,987  
  Union Membership 3.3%   3.5%   6.6%  
  High School Graduate 90.7%   88.3%   90.0%  
  Associate's Degree or Higher 39.7%   35.7%   37.6%  
  Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.6%   27.6%   29.5%  
  Housing Units 32,502   58,195   299,055  
  Renter-Occupied Housing Units 21.9%   32.4%   28.6%  

Source: JobsEQ | Updated July 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

  Locality

Enrollment

On-Time Graduation Rate

  Frederick County 13,525 94.8%
  Winchester 4,385 92.9%

  • 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  96.8   $1.93   $2.49   $9.65  
  Washington, D.C. 156.6   $2.20   $2.55          $14.17
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) - Q2 2018 Annual Average Data | Updated: October 2018

Housing

  Locality

Median

House Value

Total

Units

Average

Apt. Rent

Rental

Housing %

  Winchester-Frederick County $229,210 44,410 $985 30.4%
Source: JobsEQ – Median House Value & Total Units and Rental Housing %.  Average Apt Rent - Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Q2 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. Ignite Holdings LLC
6. Shenandoah University
7. County of Frederick
8. Wal Mart
9. Winchester City Public Schools
10. Trex Company Inc & Subsid
11. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
12. The Home Depot
13. City of Winchester
14. H.P. Hood, Inc.
15. Lord Fairfax Community College
16. Martin's Food Market
17. Axiom Staffing Group
18. American Woodmark Corporation
19. Kohl's Department Stores
20. Kraft Heinz Company
21. U.S. Department of Defense
22. Grafton School, Inc.
23. Fisher Scientific Company
24. Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.
25. Westminster Canterbury
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Economic Information & Analytics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Q1 2018 | Updated: October 2018

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Winchester, VA 22601

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