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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Caroline 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
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    0
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,294
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Caroline County Reviews

42 reviews
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I really like Caroline county, because of its beautiful small southern town charm. The town of Bowling Green is gorgeous in all seasons, and we are conveniently located a short drive away from Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Washington DC. I love the proximity to both urban life and nature, and I love the way my tight knit community supports itself in times of need. While the schools do not have the greatest of reputations, we are working to improve them, and I myself have gotten a quality education in the school system. Virginia is a beautiful state, and I think Caroline County reflects all that it has to offer in one place.
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If you want an affordable home with upgraded appliances and new construction this is a good location . The HOA fee has gotten to be overpriced. Good jobs are quite a drive to get to. That also goes for food, shopping, etc.
Overall, an okay play to live. Really country area. In the middle of the major cities. Mostly quiet, must leave the county to really go out for relaxation. Home of the state fair.