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  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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Baltimore is a city in Maryland with a population of 614,700. Baltimore is in Baltimore City County. Living in Baltimore offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Baltimore there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baltimore.
About Baltimore...
Population
614,700

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,051
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    886
    282.7
  • Murder
    51
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    836.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    998.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,773.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    722.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    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
    15%
    13%

Working in Baltimore

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,840
National
$55,322
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Baltimore Reviews

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City officials are too often corrupt. Lobby interests control the city and this affects community planning and zoning. I'm a community leader and would like to see residents have a larger say in community planning. City Council needs to be revised. Large Baltimore businesses need to be held accountable for paying their water bills! The Zoning Board should not make it so easy for developers to seek exemptions to build developments that do not follow in line with zoning policies. If the city placed residential concerns over private developer interests, neighborhoods would be safer / have a higher quality of life and the city would stop losing residents. Finally, improving public education should be a primary focus.
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It is a great and a not-so-great neighbourhood. It is almost fascinating to see how from each block to block, the safety/vibe of the neighbourhood changes. There are some amazing places that I love, such as, Fells Point & Inner Harbor with great restaurants and places to walk around. However, the thing is I love roaming around the streets aimlessly - this is not possible in Baltimore as you never know when you will walk into a bad neighbourhood. Even so, there are many events in Baltimore (especially in the summer) with diverse neighbourhoods and great seafood!
For the visitors, Baltimore offers many sightseeing attractions like the Inner Harbor and various art museums. For the residents, there are different neighborhoods, each with its vibe, culture, and amenities. Check them out to see which neighborhood(s) you would really enjoy!