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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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+
Worcester County is located in Maryland with a population of 51,559. Worcester County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Worcester County, most residents own their homes. In Worcester County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Worcester County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Worcester County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$252,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$994
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Worcester 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
    276.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    133.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    556.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,199.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Worcester County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,458
National
$55,322

Worcester County Reviews

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Sure things happen, but not big things. The police are always around and helpful when needed.
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People are friendly and helpful. Businesses are mostly locally owned. Very sustainable agricultural environment. Low pollution
It's a hard area to grow up in. The economy is mostly about summer tourism. Tourists aren't necessarily nice to locals. It gets old.