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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  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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Poolesville is a town in Maryland with a population of 5,163. Poolesville is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Poolesville offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Poolesville there are a lot of parks. Residents of Poolesville tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Poolesville are highly rated.
About Poolesville...
Population
5,163

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$397,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,851
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Poolesville 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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    23%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Poolesville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$154,107
National
$55,322
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Poolesville Reviews

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I would like for there to be more stores and more things to do. There are only a few convenience stores and decent restaurants. I love the safety and sense of community. The schools provide amazing educations as well. It is a great place to raise a family, except the housing is pretty expensive. The town is almost completely white and pretty conservative (lots of farmers). I wish there was more diversity. It is not far from many cities but there is always at least a 20 minute commute to go anywhere.
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Poolesville is a great town for rural folk. It has a vast array of nature in its community and is open to new, diverse cultures. The public schools in Poolesville are extremely great for preparing kids for college and activities beyond the classroom. As a city, Poolesville can be, at some times, bare because of the open landscapes in contrast to the few, sparse buildings. However, it still houses a close-knit community and its a great place to be a part of.
Poolesville is a charming little town. The people that live here are friendly and caring. Poolesville High School is one of the top high schools in Maryland. My daughter is a freshman in college her writing abilities are so impressive she didn't have to take freshman English. She attributes her talent to her teachers at Poolesville.

Additionally, we are only 30 minutes from Washington DC. If that doesn't appeal to you, ten minutes up the road is a drive on ferry that will take you to Virginia.

My one complaint is that the grocery store closed. Poolesville is adding numerous housing developments. I think opening a grocery store would be a success.