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    Fort Detrick, MD Local Information

    Fort Detrick is located in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Frederick has a population of 65,240. Nearby communities include Braddock Heights (population 2,600), Middletown (4,135), Clover Hill (3,260), Walkersville (5,800), and Brunswick (5,870). The nearest major cities are Washington D.C. and Baltimore, both about 50 miles away.

    Local Rental Housing Prices: The average price to rent a home in Frederick ranges from $740 to $1165, with a median of about $930 per month.

    Local Purchase Housing Prices: The average price to purchase a home in Frederick County is about $349,500, compared to $301,400 for Maryland.

    Short Description of the Area: Frederick is the county seat of Frederick County, which is Maryland's largest county by area. Frederick County is a part of the greater Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area, and the city of Frederick is only about 48 miles north of Washington DC. It is located in northern Maryland, about 53 miles west of Baltimore, and about 25 miles south of the border with Pennsylvania.

    Climate and Weather: The climate around Fort Detrick results in hot and humid summers and colder winters. The average high temperature in July is about 85 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low during January is around 23 degrees. There is about 40 inches of annual precipitation, most occurring in the springtime, and about 23 inches of annual snowfall from December to March. Tornadoes and strong thunderstorms can happen here, so be prepared.