Ballenger Creek, Maryland

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Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Location of Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°22′54″N 77°25′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.43278°W / 39.38167; -77.43278Coordinates: 39°22′54″N 77°25′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.43278°W / 39.38167; -77.43278
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
 • Total 10.8 sq mi (28.1 km2)
 • Land 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,274
 • Density 1,692.0/sq mi (652.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-03800
GNIS feature ID 1867291

Ballenger Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It is a part of the Frederick, Maryland urban area that is adjacent to Frederick's City limit on the South, with a 2010 Census population of 18,274. Other community components such as Clover Hill, Maryland and Linganore-Bartonsville, Maryland lie adjacent the city limits to the North and East.


Ballenger Creek is located at 39°22′54″N 77°25′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.43278°W / 39.38167; -77.43278 (39.381593, −77.432802).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28 km2), nearly all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 5,546
2000 13,518 143.7%
2010 18,274 35.2%

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 18,274 people, 6,932 households, and 4,558 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,692.0 people per square mile (653.3/km²). There were 7,372 housing units at an average density of 682.0/sq mi (263.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.7% White, 15.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 6.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.2% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.1% of the population.

There were 4,542 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.5 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,558, and the median income for a family was $65,216. Males had a median income of $42,350 versus $31,233 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,816. About 3.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Business Community[edit]

Ballenger Creek's establishment as an urban community and continued development has been strongly tied to the presence of numerous corporate and technology companies located within the I-270 Technology corridor. Ballenger Creek is the site of many of the corporate parks that contribute substantially to the Frederick area economy, including but not limited to Frederick Research Park, Stanford Industrial Park, Westview South, Westview Village, Wedgewood Business Park, McKinney Industrial Park, Westview Corporate Campus, Ballenger Center, Frederick Corporate Park and 270 Technology Park.[5]



  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ ""Mission: Frederick County" Attracts Regional Brokers". Frederic County Office of Economic Development. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2011.