Initially named McKissick for the mine owner, Frederick was renamed when the daughters of Frederick A. Clark, a land owner, laid out the town site in 1907 and named it for their father. Incorporated in 1907, the Town of Frederick began as a coal mining town attracting immigrants from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, several Slavic countries and Latin America. The Frederick Coal mine closed in 1928.
In 2014 the town 're-branded' by designing a logo that is a stylized gas lamp with a mountain range background, and adopting the tag line "Built on What Matters". Prior to the re-branding the town primarily used the seal as a logo on town vehicles and letter head.
Frederick is located at (40.111175, −104.960967).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2), of which, 8.6 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.03%) is water.
Immediately adjacent communities to Frederick are Firestone to the North, and Dacono to the South. Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono generally being called the 'Tri-Towns' or the 'Tri-Town area', the area in general being called 'Carbon Valley'. The next closest communities are Erie to the South-West, Longmont to the West, Fort Lupton to the East, and an unincorporated area of Weld County called DelCamino to the North-West. Within the incorporated area of the Town of Frederick is an unincorporated section called 'Evanston'.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 8679 people in 3070 households. The racial makeup of the town was 7747 White, 47 African American, 181 Asian, 34 AIAN, 1 NHPI, 398 Other, with 1222 claiming Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity. 4369 were Male, 4310 were Female and 2692 under 18 years of age.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,467 people, 852 households, and 684 families residing in the town. The population density was 286.4 people per square mile (110.6/km²). There were 896 housing units at an average density of 104.0 per square mile (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.15% White, 0.57% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 8.07% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.88% of the population.
There were 852 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $55,324, and the median income for a family was $56,394. Males had a median income of $39,191 versus $28,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,602. About 4.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
Frederick Public Schools are part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Schools located in Frederick include Frederick Senior High School, Thunder Valley (K-8), Legacy Elementary, and Carbon Valley Academy (Charter School).
On September 5, 2017, there was a special recall election held. The ballot gave Frederick residents the opportunity to recall Mayor Tony Cary, and Trustee's Fred Skates, Donna Hudziac, Rocky Figurilli, and Salvatore DeSantis (the only trustee's not on the ballot for potential recall were Laura Brown, and Rafer Burnham). The special recall election results ended up in all officials retaining their seats.
Mayors of Frederick Past to Present
|Richard P. Wyatt||2002–2004|
|Edward J. Tagliente||1990–2002|
|Mary Jane Hall||1988–1990|
|Floyd A. Larkin||1987–1988|
|Holly Wm. Hall||1983–1987|
|Edward J. Tagliente||1980–1983|
|Holly Wm. Hall||1978–1980|
|Edward J. Tagliente||1977–1978|
|Holly Wm. Hall||1974–1977|
|John Di Gregorio||1969–1974|
|Holly Wm. Hall||1965–1969|
|James M. Crist||1961–1965|
|William G. Workman||1948–1949|
|I.W. Thompson||July 1945 – 1948|
|John Dunmire||Aug 1944 – July 1945|
|R.H. Stanger||1944 – Aug 1944|
|John L. Dunmire||1941–1942|
|L. J. Beynon||1932–1936|
|Dr. F. H. McCabe||1930–1932|
|M. F. Sweeney||1928–1930|
|J. P. Cassidy||1920–1921|
|Ernest H. Whiles||1915–1920|
|Charles Alaux, Jr.||1914–1915|
|Ernest H. Whiles||1912–1914|
|Ernest H. Whiles||1909–1910|
|Frank G. Ekberg||1907–1908|