B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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
622,454

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$951
National
$928
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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    740
    0
  • Murder
    55
    0
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    694
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,249
    1
  • Theft
    2,842
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    889
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,241
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    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 Reviews

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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.
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Baltimore City is a great place for young professionals to reside in. I moved here a couple years after graduation and love it! There are a few small neighborhoods within the city that just make it feel more homey to me. This is the first time I have lived in a bigger city, and it feels like just the right size. It's not too big, like New York or Washington D.C., but it's not as small as my previous "home" in Augusta, Georgia. There are tons of restaurants, concerts, and festivals happening every weekend in the city. Baltimore has everything I need close by. I often walk to the grocery store, gym, and soccer fields that are all within 15 minutes of my house. As with any city, walking around at night alone is not recommended. I always recommend having a walking buddy! There are quite a few large companies around the city and the county, making commutes more manageable. Overall, Baltimore has been great to me for the last year, I can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
I was a student on the Johns Hopkins medical campus from 2011 - 2013. As a single, young, white female, I had a blast! There were buses and cabs to take you to the fun spots like Fells Point, the Inner Harbor, and historic Mt. Vernon where you could find delicious restaurants and lively bars. The neighborhoods of Baltimore each offered their own quirks and vibes- it is not too hard to develop a sense of community in this mid-sized city. Baltimore has the best doctors in the world at Hopkins; a thriving arts community at Peabody, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and local galleries; as well as the Orioles and the Ravens. There's something for everybody! The weather is temperate along mid-atlantic standards- nothing too cold like what you'd get in NYC and the hurricanes die down by the time they make their way up the coast. Plus, I hear it's pretty affordable but I guess that depends on where you are moving from. I would move back in a heartbeat!