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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Dorchester County is located in Maryland with a population of 32,386. In Dorchester County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Dorchester County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Dorchester 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
    931.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    186.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,490.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,948.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    262.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    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
    15%
    13%

Working in Dorchester County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,532
National
$55,322

Dorchester County Reviews

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The town is small and business here usually centered on attracted tourists. They are successful; however, they do not provide many jobs. Businesses that could provide more jobs for the general population turn toward Easton or Salisbury, bypassing Cambridge altogether.
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The area I live in is a nice environment and is conveniently located by the water with multiple small secluded beaches and a handful of local restaurants. However, this would be a better town for retired individuals and doesn't offer much for the younger generation.
The weather is alright its always very hot in the summer and then we have a really cold fall. We always have very cold winter with snow and even sometimes a lot of snow. Or ice we've had our share of ice storms here that tend to be a problem. We have tornadoes and hurricanes, normally the hurricanes are more common.