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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Talbot County is located in Maryland with a population of 37,461. Talbot County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Talbot County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Talbot County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Talbot County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Talbot County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    114.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    410.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,072.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    171.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Talbot County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,595
National
$55,322

Talbot County Reviews

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The people are great! It is very pet friendly because of the wide open spaces and people tend to stay here a long time, usually their entire lives but if they don'y, they always come back to visit.
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The community is very close. Everyone knows one another and like to get to residents that come to the area.
Small neighborhoods/town. Everyone is friendly. When I get married I will definitely buy a house here. It has been amazing growing up in this area.