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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Crofton is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 28,379. Crofton is in Anne Arundel County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Crofton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Crofton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Crofton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Crofton are highly rated.
About Crofton...
Population
28,379

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,870
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crofton Rankings

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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
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Crofton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$120,462
National
$55,322
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Crofton Reviews

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Crofton is an up and coming community. Its location is ideal. It is in between Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington DC as well as being close to the Ft Meade base. That means easy access to employment for parents. It is convenient to two major roadways - Rt 50 and Rt 32. Only 2 hours from the beach!! It is also convenient to Baltimore Washington International Airport. There are professional sports teams within a short drive. The Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens play about 35 minutes away. Even closer (about 10 mins) are the Bowie BaySox - a Baltimore Orioles minor league team. There are lots of things for families to do. We have all kinds of sports for kids - soccer, football, softball, baseball, lacrosse! Crofton has movie theatres, go-karts and escape rooms. The Renaissance Festival is right in our back yard. And if you are a little crazy, the Polar Bear Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay is close. Community, Convenience, Crofton.
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Crofton is a family friendly town that offers lots of shopping and dining options. With the opening of the new high school, there will be tons of more families flocking the area, to make for an even more family friendly area. Easy access to major highways such as 3/301 and Route 50. Easy commute to DC and Baltimore area as well as surrounding areas. Multiple elementary schools which makes the area appealing to want to start a family in the area. Many new real estates options also draws the appeal to the Crofton area.
Crofton is a growing community near the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis and only an hour away from the nation's capital. With a wonderful mix of local businesses and mainstream outlets to shop from, you can find a variety of goods in this area. Crofton is a great place for kids to grow up because of the various sports organization, arts opportunities, and thriving public education system that it encases. This central location provides many job opportunities for the experienced adults and the newly employed teens. Overall, Crofton is a tight-nit community that always shows support from one neighbor to the other.