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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Elkridge is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 19,367. Elkridge is in Howard County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Elkridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elkridge there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Elkridge and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Elkridge are highly rated.
About Elkridge...
Population
19,367

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Elkridge 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
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
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Elkridge

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,526
National
$55,322
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Elkridge Reviews

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We moved to Elkridge from Towson and has been living here since 2000. We have the best neighbors in our block. It is convenient to 95/100, major highways. I worked several jobs in Baltimore City and it is an easy commute, with various options, including backroads when 95/295 are backup. We are close to so many restaurants, groceries (small and large chains: moms, Costco, TJ, Wegman’s, Wholefood) in Columbia/Ellicott City. Love it here.
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Elkridge is a great place to live! There is so much to do! Places to visit and activities to complete are in an endless supply. You can visit a farm, go to the movies, or go to a skating rink. I have had a wonderful experience with the school system.
The town is fairly small but has had recent construction. With many historic sites, the town has began to modernize with chain restaurants. There is a diverse population of all race and ages. With the new fire station, well-lit streets, and friendly people, it feels safe to walk around.