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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Carney is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 29,743. Carney is in Baltimore County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Carney offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Carney there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Carney and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carney are above average.
About Carney...
Population
29,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,434
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Carney

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,761
National
$55,322
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Carney Reviews

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Carney specifically is a quaint family oriented community tucked in the less desirable Parkville area, (IMHO). Equally mixed with retirement aged folks as well as young families. School system seem to be above average. Many places to dine and the downtown area is minutes away if that's your bag. My neighbors are very friendly and down to earth and for the most part we all help each other when needed. We probably will not retire in this area one day as we are attracted to a more rural and less hectic lifestyle but a great place for now.
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I loved living in this neighborhood. My grandparents lived across the street and my uncle around the corner. There were several kids when I was younger and it was safe for us to run all over the neighborhood. Most of the people were very kind, helping each other during snow storms and hurricanes. We had a built in pool and a basketball net, lacrosse goal and swings and giant sandbox. It was a great place for my friends to hang out and relax and have fun. I didn't want to move away but we had no choice. If I could move back there I would, but it would be hard to see my old house.
There wasn't much crime in the area as far as I know. Every few years someone would go through the neighborhood and break into cars or work trucks or in sheds. We were off the main road so I would see police drive by often, and sometimes they would loop through our street. I never had any safety concerns.