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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Waldorf is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 72,413. Waldorf is in Charles County. Living in Waldorf offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waldorf there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waldorf and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waldorf are above average.
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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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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Although I spent my entire childhood in Waldorf, I never felt like I belonged. This suburban area was not really a good area. I was surrounded by people, peers even, that would do drugs and partake in shady activities. Waldorf isn't a rough area like the Bronx or the deep parts of Philly, it just isn't what's considered "safe" or a "good" area. Luckily, I'm in college, out-of-state, in a place where I finally feel like I belong. At the high school I went to, almost everyone was either white or black; I was part of the 1-2% Asian population of the school. I didn't have anyone to relate to. Everybody made things so "black and white", leaving me feel excluded. Thankfully, I do not have to worry about that in college, since I attend a school that is very diverse.
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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.
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.