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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C-
Carroll County is located in Maryland with a population of 167,319. In Carroll County, most residents own their homes. In Carroll County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Carroll County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carroll County are highly rated.
Population
167,319

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$328,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Carroll 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    421
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    318.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,640.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Carroll County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,510
National
$55,322

Carroll County Reviews

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Carroll has very good public schools but that's about it. It's stuck in time and that's how it's planned. Job opportunities for professionals is basically nil. Zero. Real estate appreciation is also zero. Literally zero.
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It's the country, not much happens here that I know about. There are a lot of meth addicts and alcoholics, who probably got into that because there's nothing to do here and they couldn't stand it. Police are very responsive but because there's not much going on, they are more concerned with traffic issues out here, which makes driving around here suck because they are always around. Recently, we have seen rude drivers passing stopped school buses that are letting children off. This is something that I had never seen before. This is very disconcerting.
I am not a rural person. This area is very boring to me as a single adult. There is very little to do here. It is extremely casual and people don't like to dress up. The bars have very young crowds or very old crowds, there is no in-between. There is a lot of racism, both quiet and blatant. Grocery stores do not carry very many alternative items that I am used to in more metropolitan areas. The closest Trader Joe's is about a 30 minute drive (not in this county) for me and is always crowded, if you can even get a parking space. Wegman's also requires a bit of a drive. Popular restaurants are extremely crowded on weekends, because there are so few places to choose from in the area. There are two Starbucks stores in my area. There are a couple inside of grocery stores, but the main stores get so crowded that they sell out of many food items early in the afternoon. It is very quiet here, but you will hear every noise and car that passes because it's so quiet. There is limited public transportation, but it is not like that of a major city, however they can pick you up at your door and they have a student pass to get to school, however it can only be purchased before the start of the semester, so if your car dies during the semester, you're out of luck. It is pretty clean here and the air smells nice. There is a lot of open space until McMansions are built in them. It has become more congested than it used to be. It's okay. I do not want to stay and plan to move as soon as I graduate and can move on.