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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    C+
Baltimore County is located in Maryland with a population of 827,625. Baltimore County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Baltimore County, most residents own their homes. In Baltimore County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baltimore County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Baltimore County are highly rated.
Population
827,625

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,263
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Baltimore County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

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
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Baltimore County Reviews

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Baltimore County provides a lot of educational tools and programs to their students. I hope they continue to spread awareness of the importance of education past high school. I hope Baltimore County continues elaborating on their COVID19 pandemic relief plan throughout the next year, especially for students! I hope they focus on health disparities among their community members to make a more safe and more inclusive environment.
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It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve very seen, and I live there! Monkton is especially beautiful. It’s an interesting mix of very wealthy people that work in DC, along with very “redneck” people that live there as well, so that often creates an interesting socio-economic diversity. We’re surrounded by farms, which is inconvenient for my commute, but I love it. I feel connected to nature being in my home.
In Baltimore County I feel safe and well taken care of. First responders arrive quickly to scenes and make sure you are okay. But, I do think that Baltimore County, specifically the Hereford Zone, needs some changes. Regarding politics, Baltimore County does not do the best job at respecting each other's view points and opinions. There will also be disagreements in societies, but in Hereford, if your beliefs are the minority, you are "wrong". Also, Baltimore County has a lot of privileges, and as a community I think it would be great if we could give back to less fortunate people.