A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

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%

Ellicott City 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
    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

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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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.
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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.
Ellicott City, MD is an excellent place to live with many activities for children and adults. The school system in Howard county is exceptional and provides rigorous and challenging courses with caring teachers to foster growth and education in children. Although it might be costly to live here, the benefits triumph. The money spent on public goods such as parks, sport fields, or simply the roads do show. Safety without a doubt is not even to be worried out about.