Ballenger Creek, Maryland

Coordinates: 39°22′54″N 77°24′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.41611°W / 39.38167; -77.41611
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Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Location of Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Location of Ballenger Creek, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°22′54″N 77°24′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.41611°W / 39.38167; -77.41611
Country United States
State Maryland
County Frederick
 • Total10.81 sq mi (28.00 km2)
 • Land10.80 sq mi (27.96 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation295 ft (90 m)
 • Total24,999
 • Density2,315.58/sq mi (894.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area codes301, 240
FIPS code24-03800
GNIS feature ID2389170[2]

Ballenger Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It is a part of the Frederick, Maryland urban area and is adjacent to Frederick's southern city limits. The CDP had a 2010 census population of 18,274.[3]


Ballenger Creek is located in south-central Frederick County at 39°22′54″N 77°25′58″W / 39.38167°N 77.43278°W / 39.38167; -77.43278 (39.381593, −77.432802).[4] The namesake stream flows west to east through the community towards the Monocacy River, part of the Potomac River watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.1 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.14%, is water.[3]


Historical population

As of the census[7] of 2010, 18,274 people, 6,932 households, and 4,558 families reside in the CDP. The population density was 1,692.0 inhabitants per square mile (653.3/km2). There were 7,372 housing units at an average density of 682.0 per square mile (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, which 24.9% had children under 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 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 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.[8]



  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ballenger Creek, Maryland
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Ballenger Creek CDP, Maryland". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  6. ^ "2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ ""Mission: Frederick County" Attracts Regional Brokers". Frederic County Office of Economic Development. May 20, 2008. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2011.