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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Anne Arundel County is located in Maryland with a population of 564,600. Anne Arundel County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Anne Arundel County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Anne Arundel County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Anne Arundel County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Anne Arundel County are highly rated.
Population
564,600

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$346,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,579
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Anne Arundel 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
    343.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    159.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,924.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Anne Arundel County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,502
National
$55,322

Anne Arundel County Reviews

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Anne Arundel County is a nice and diverse area. There's lots to do and the location is convenient to other County - PG and Howard. There are multiple eateries and movie theaters, and an outlet mall and casino for those who like to hang out. The schools are great. Crime is very low. You rarely hear about it. There is a great hospital close by. You also have easy access to multiple highways - 32, 295, 95, 100, and many more. I have been living in Anne Arundel for five years. I'm happy here. My part-time job is in walking distance and it only takes me 5-8 minutes to drive to school. Anne Arundel has really flourished since I've lived here.
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We're a very close-knit county, in comparison to a lot of the counties that we see. We have a good bit and we do a good bit with it, in regards to money and resources. The outreach we do enables us to interact with each other as well as other communities on a frequent basis; I'm very proud, personally, of the strides I see at my school all the time.
The schools in Anne Arundel County also interact with one another often; friends, especially groups of high school students, will cross over from school to school. The schools themselves act as individual units, but the students have a lot of pull with one another. We see that all the time with events like football games.
I love living here! This is a safe, welcoming community of people that I would 100% recommend you experience for yourself.