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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
About Waldorf...
Population
72,413

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$253,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,604
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Waldorf 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
    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
$87,533
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Waldorf is expanding and become more modern. I found the people to be friendly and helpful. I like that there are several different science, math and technology schools in the Waldorf area. Being a person who loves technology, I was very excited when Charles County opened a brand new state-of-art Science & Technology school with a large observatory facility. About three years ago, Charles County built a huge modern library with new technology and learning equipment. The County also opened several new entertainment/activities facilities, movie theaters, and restaurants. Charles County has improved the living conditions for its residents by street modernization and expanding the transportation modes for traveling throughout the county.

I would like to see Waldorf City Executives collaborate with Metro Representatives to extend the subway rail system to Charles County and further into Southern Maryland area. Also develop a 3-Year Plan to improve the school systems in Waldorf.
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I have lived in the area over ten years now and what I like the mist is the diversity in Waldorf! I would change the commuter bus, this system is very old and does not make ride from one side of Waldorf to the other convenient.
Ok area. Lots of new housing. Traffic in and out of the county is normally heavy. Limited shopping, there is a mall but it doesn't have the basics such as GAP, Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack. Its about 35-45 minutes to Arlington VA for better shopping. The school system is not the best. The area is growing fast and the county can't keep up with the classroom size. NASA invested in a local high school a few years ago. But the test scores are poor.