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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,128
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    527
    273
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    279
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    527
    525
  • Theft
    2,271
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    640
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,125
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

    Bladensburg Reviews

    9 reviews
    All Categories
    Bladensburg is "up and coming" as a place to live. Homes are being renovated, are affordable, and new neighbors are buying and moving in. Apartment complexes are generally well managed and work with the Mayor and town council when issues arise. Police and Public Works Departments are very responsive to their diverse community. Town needs more diversity in it's retail offerings and the shopping centers are old. Generally good access to transportation via bus. Easy connection to major highways for commutes to Washington, Baltimore and parts of Northern Va. by car. Have not had children in the schools so will let others rate them, but they are close and numerous!
    Review Bladensburg
    Since moving to the town of Bladensburg my family and I have had a great experience, the neighborhood in which we live is quite diverse. During the night there is not any noise outside during the weekend, occasionally on weekends when a neighbor may be having a party but parties do not occur often so it is no big deal within the neighborhood when someone does have one. Also are two elementary school by for little ones and a high school near by as well. You also have easy access to beltways and highways which is great if you have to commute for work.
    Bladensburg is a nice little town. The neighbors are friendly and you can see a nice blend of cultures.