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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    C
Harford County is located in Maryland with a population of 251,025. Harford County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Harford County, most residents own their homes. In Harford County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Harford County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Harford County are highly rated.
Population
251,025

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Harford County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    218.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    33
    40.7
  • Robbery
    101.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,445.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.9
    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
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Harford County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,942
National
$55,322

Harford County Reviews

284 reviews
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Harford county Maryland was a great place to grow up as a child. The community is filled with families and local businesses that are highly loved by locals. After having experienced the Harford county public school system, I do believe this county highly lacks in diversity. As a biracial Asian American, I feel as though Harford County is racially isolated. Smaller communities within harford county appear as racially separated, each having its own reputation.
Growing up in a primarily white community inhibited me from exploring my own ethnic background, however, Harford county was still a generally good community for families, mine included. While it is not the most exciting or well known community, it will forever be a part of me.
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I absolutely love Harford County I live in Bel Air and have my whole life. The location has access to everything imaginable- every store, market, office, and restaurant; It is also close to other malls in Maryland such as White Marsh and Towson Mall. I feel safe in this area as crime is low. I do dislike how populated the area has become though; as more houses and apartments are built, the area has become crowded- especially during rush hour. You run into everyone you know while at the grocery store.
Harford County is a mix of diverse areas that has something to offer for everyone. Northern Harford county has a lot of farmland where residents go hunting, fishing, and enjoy the outdoors. Southern Harford County is a quick drive from Baltimore which makes those who enjoy a city setting a breeze to get to. Also, there are even a town that's right on the water that draws water lovers and tourists to the town.