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  7. Jobs
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Ellicott City is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 70,780. Ellicott City is in Howard County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Ellicott City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ellicott City there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Ellicott City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ellicott City are highly rated.
About Ellicott City...
Population
70,780

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$515,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,582
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$121,019
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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The city is a magnificent environment in which you can find everything you need in a few mile radius. The schools nearby are ranked as one of the best in the nation and the overall safety is fantastic. To top it off, Ellicott City is quite heavily diversified. You will see many different nationalities such as Indians, Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican, and the list continues. The only problem that other people may see with Ellicott City is the fact that it is not really urbanized. It takes about thirty minutes to an hour to drive to Baltimore or travel to any other urban city. Overall, Ellicott City is a ten out of ten location to live and experience.
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I have lived in Ellicott City my entire life, and I would not change that. Ellicott City has offered so much to me and my family, in terms of education, job opportunities, and friendships. I have received an excellent education and my neighborhood has always been filled with friendly faces. I love that there is a lot of developed area, such as Route 40, where you can access restaurants, gyms, gas stations, and other amenities. However, Historic Ellicott City offers a quaint and unique small town feel as well.
Ellicott City has a lot of great restaurants of all varieties. My favorite is Hot Pot Hero, and right next to it, there's a Kung fu tea! I love to get bubble tea all the time. There's also a bowling alley, cafes, and work out places. And all of these great places on on route 40.