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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B-
Garrett County is located in Maryland with a population of 29,376. In Garrett County, most residents own their homes. In Garrett County there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Garrett County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Garrett County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$624
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    160.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,356.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Garrett County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,619
National
$55,322

Garrett County Reviews

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I like parts of Garrett county, it is a nice place to grow up. There are lots of things to do outside but if the outdoors is not something you enjoy, its probably not a fun place. There is not much diversity but we are getting better, the biggest thing is that there is a meth problem and no one really talks about it because they do not want to hurt tourism.
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There are not as wide a variety of establishments as they are serving a smaller population except during vacation seasons. The restaurants that are here do a great job at serving delicious food and drinks and trying to be creative and adventurous with their menus. Great local food scene is growing too! Including local cheese production, Garrett Growers, who provide locally farmed food to restaurants, and ever expanding farmers markets.
I wouldn't live anywhere else. The people sre friendly. You can get fresh produce, eggs, cheese and meat from the farms in the area. The sceney is beautiful year round and the job market is improving.