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Frostburg is a city in Allegany County, in the Cumberland metro area.

The community was named after Meshach Frost, early tavern owner

The latitude of Frostburg is 39.658N. The longitude is -78.928W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,070 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,107.


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Median household income
Local
$21,215
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Frostburg demographic reports
Frostburg is on Georges Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Mount Pleasant
· Frost's Town
In the 19th century, coal mining and brick making were important industries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Nearby parks & recreation: Dans Mountain State Park
Frostburg attractions: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Historic routes: National Highway (U.S. 40)
Historic sites and museums: Frostburg Museum, Thrasher Carriage Museum
Colleges and universities: Frostburg State University

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25% of Frostburg residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Frostburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Frostburg was $13,821, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Frostburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Frostburg include Frostburg Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Frostburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries in Frostburg include Frostburg Public Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFWM.

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Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Frostburg political report.

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The average commute time for Frostburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Frostburg include Frostburg Days Inn, Hampton Inn.

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