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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
Elkridge is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 20,519. 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
20,519

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$347,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,674
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Elkridge

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,494
National
$55,322
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Elkridge Reviews

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It’s fairly quiet but close enough to most gas stations, convenience stores, and/or spots for food! It’s centrally located near Columbia, Hanover, Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Baltimore City.
Howard County is full of diversity! Lots of chances to meet new places and try foods from around the world. The county invests a lot of money into its schools and public libraries. The Elkridge Library is beautiful and has so much to offer for children, young adults, and a 55+ center!
The Elkridge Fire Station hosts Food Truck Fridays during the summertime, and Cindy’s ice cream is close by.
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Elkridge is pretty cool. Many parks around such as rockburn and troy hill. There can be weird people but there is weird people everywhere. One thing that I would like to improve are the schools. Elkridge rightnow is districted to Howard high school or Long Reach high school, two of the most over crowded schools in the county. I go to long reach and this redistricting isnt really helping its just kinda shuffling kids around. However i did hear they are building a new high school but that is going to take forever especially because of corona.
Elkridge is such a close-knit community. A town where people care about each other. There isn't a whole lot of hatred and people support the arts here, just as much as STEM and sports. There are also just as many small stores as there are big-name stores. You'll find so many different kinds of people here because it's a medium-sized town near a city. There are also so many places for families to hang out like parks or small pathways.