Frostbite Falls' population fluctuated over the course of the original series, ranging from 23 to several thousand residents. Frostbite Falls was also noted as having many more television sets than residents, thanks to the stature of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Frostbite Falls has a movie theater, a church, and a pet store (all in the same building). It also features at least two newspapers, the Frostbite Falls Far-Flung Flyer and the Picayune-Intelligence, the latter which ran an ill-fated contest with the grand prize being an old-fashioned car. The town's sole high school is Frostbite Falls High School. There is also a college, Wassamatta U., which Bullwinkle attended.
Travel to and from Frostbite Falls was depicted as a less-than-convenient affair. Only one road led into and out of the town, and train travel to and from the town was not particularly timely.
Frostbite Falls may be a parody of the real-life small town of International Falls, Minnesota (which is located in Koochiching County). International Falls is the coldest city (average temperature) in the contiguous United States.