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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Allegany County is located in Maryland with a population of 72,591. Living in Allegany County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Allegany County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Allegany County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Allegany County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Allegany County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    367.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    145
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,005
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,696.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Allegany County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,771
National
$55,322

Allegany County Reviews

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Allegany County is a great place for families. It is affordable, however; not many job opportunities.
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I would choose to live here for the rest of my life because I enjoy being in the peace and quiet. There are neighbors around, but I am still able to have privacy. Not much happens here which is good because crime is included in that. It's far away from stores or activities, which may be a downside, but I would rather be far from it and live here.
It would be a much nicer town without all the drug dealer coming from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.