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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Garrett County is located in Maryland with a population of 29,516. Living in Garrett County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. 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
$167,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Garrett 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
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    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
$48,174
National
$55,322

Garrett County Reviews

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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.
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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.
There are many benefits about living this area, such as good weather (If you enjoy snow, like I do), an abundance of natural parks and wildlife, and overall good people. The area is not too densely populated, which is great since I prefer living in smaller communities over large cities, but is close enough to other cities that it is not out of the loop of things.