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   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



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  98.2   $1.85   $2.39   $9.65  
  Washington, D.C. 161.8   $2.29   $2.69          $14.17
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) - Q1 2018 Annual Average Data | Updated: July 2018




House Value




Apt. Rent


Housing %

  Winchester-Frederick County $229,210 44,410 $1,025 21.1%
Source: JobsEQ – Median House Value & Total Units and Rental Housing %, Average Apt Rent - ACCRA Q1 2018


Frederick County
Winchester City

Largest Employers 

Valley Health System
Frederick County School Board
Navy Federal Credit Union
U.S. Department of Homeland Defense
Ignite Holdings LLC
Shenandoah University
Wal Mart
County of Frederick
Winchester City Public Schools
Trex Company Inc & Subsid
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Home Depot
City of Winchester
H.P. Hood, Inc.
Axiom Staffing Group
Shockey Brothers, Inc.
Lord Fairfax Community College
Martin's Food Market
Kohl's Department Stores
American Woodmark Corporation
Kraft Heinz Company
U.S. Department of Defense
Fisher Scientific Company
Grafton School, Inc.
Westminster Canterbury
Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.
Annandale Millwork Corporation
Osullivan Films Inc
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Q4 2017 | Updated: July 2018

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

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