B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
621,000

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Baltimore Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    834
    283
  • Murder
    51
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    847
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,193
    500
  • Theft
    2,726
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    860
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,262
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Baltimore has a lot of really fun things to do, if you can afford to do them. There are obviously the bar/nightclub scenes in each neighborhood. I personally enjoy the aquarium, science center, museum of industry and the American Visionary Arts Museum. All of which cost money to get into! But, most of these places have reasonable membership programs if you're a repeat offender like me!

I've lived in both Upper Fells Point and Federal Hill. Both are areas I felt safe in, but that's not to say there weren't any incidents. The cost of living is a little pricey, but it's easy to manage if you have roommates. The biggest issue I had is parking!
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My overall experience in Baltimore is really good. Here in Baltimore, there are always a way for you to get business done while at the same time, relax and chill out with your friends. I love how open and charismatic the city is. You can always find something interesting around the corner. There's no way you can be bored here!
But one thing I would like to see change is the overall safety. There are some places in town that even the locals would say to try to avoid. Plus, I always see kids who are skipping school and hanging out. I would just like to see a little more force on the law and rules. But despite that, Baltimore is a wonderful place where everything you need is in reach.
I have been living in Baltimore my entire life over the years I can say my city has become very crime ridden. Our police department no longer seems to care about the local residents of the city. I would like to see change! More organizations for our children such as after school programs, extra curricular sports activities, recreation centers, summer camps etc. These are all the things I enjoyed as a child growing up in Baltimore that I am not too sure my child or children will have the opportunity to experience.