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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Cecil County is located in Maryland with a population of 102,416. In Cecil County, most residents own their homes. In Cecil County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Cecil County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
102,416

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Cecil 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
    554.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    183.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    801.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,376.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    228.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Cecil County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,516
National
$55,322

Cecil County Reviews

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Generally speaking, Cecil county is a fairly open minded area. Despite it's citizens being a bit rough and tumble, and the unavoidable yet occasional jerk, most people- especially the younger generation, usually have good intentions and an open mind in their hearts. The attractions are a bit sparse considering the terrain and makeup of the land, being mostly farms, but there are definitely a few gold spots with plenty of gems to check out! With plenty of bays, such as the Chesapeake, tourists and boaters are sure to have plenty to do.
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I love my home and my neighborhood! It's very quiet, but not isolated. We are within 20 minutes of most everyday activities and conveniences (the mall, post office, grocery stores, etc.) The neighborhood is also full of nature, and is very green. The neighbors are conscientious of their yards and often have very well tended gardens.
I liked how this county always find ways to help their students to achieve what they want to achieve Like Vocational schools. The teachers here always want to help you as well. There is a teacher here who loves to Email you all the time but it's always about opportunities and internships to help you through what you need.