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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Charles County is located in Maryland with a population of 156,021. In Charles County, most residents own their homes. In Charles County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Charles County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Charles County are above average.
Population
156,021

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,618
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Charles 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
    236
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    182.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,681.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    311
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Charles County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,973
National
$55,322

Charles County Reviews

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My overall experience with Charles County was a great experience. For i find how mostly the community cares about Education within schools. But mostly a healthy lifestyle along with making a living and buying more affordable for those to save or buy.
In addition, for those that decide to move into Charles County.

There will also be job opportunities for those depending on what you choose.
For those that may feel concerned about children getting into global problems such as bullying. This county does it's best to make sure that this area is safe with making it friendly.
Thus, will help those know a little more about Charles County and told by me ; a helpful resident of MD.
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Charles County is a great area for families with children. There are many different schools that their children can attend. They provide many shopping centers, malls, etc. for residents. There is always a police officer in some neighborhoods. There is not many safe for teenagers to hangout at after school or on the weekend. The commute time for some areas are about 30 minutes depending on where you are going. There constantly building more houses, apartments and condos to bring more families into the county. Charles County is a very diverse county. There is a minimum of places for adults to go at night time due to lack of bars, restaurants, etc.
I’v lived in Chas Co for 41 years. It has changed considerably over the years. There are more things to do, more places to shop, more job opportunities & more choices of places to live. There are also more people, more traffic & more crime. There is a wide variety of food options, medical facilities, churches & parks, but there are very few areas for bicyclists to ride safely outside of their neighborhoods. It’s a relatively clean area which sees all 4 seasons of varying degrees. The mix of private & public schools is fair to average & most teachers are competent in their fields, but some of the protections offered by tenure status makes it difficult to address poor teachers; many students are disrespectful to teachers & other students; the Board sometimes makes questionable decisions regarding how to address poor behavior (which teaches students bad behavior is ok); and the school rating system appears somewhat deceptive at times.