Arbutus 71 Excellent
Arbutus Livability #126 ranked city in Maryland#11,242 ranked city in the USARanks better than 61% of areas
A+ Arbutus Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Arbutus Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Maryland
11010% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arbutus cost of living
F Arbutus Crime Total crime is 25% higher than Maryland
Total crime
3,11821% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3321% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Arbutus crime
C+ Arbutus Employment Household income is 5% lower than Maryland
Median household income
$72,61531% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,0207% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%33% lower than the US average
Arbutus employment
C+ Arbutus Housing Home value is 22% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$225,90022% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,10516% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
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D+ Arbutus Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Maryland
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
46%6% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Arbutus K-12 schools
B- Arbutus User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Arbutus
Overall user rating
70% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Arbutus, MD

      Located in the state of Maryland, Arbutus is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,455 residents. With a population density of 3,288 people per square mile, Arbutus is well above the nation's average density level. At 73%, the majority of the Arbutus population is White; this is followed by 11% Asian and 9% Black. Arbutus is known to be family friendly as more than 75% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 59% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Arbutus, Maryland could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Arbutus and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Arbutus to Maryland and the national average.

      Arbutus, MD receives 70 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #115 in Maryland and #11,267 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Arbutus ranks very well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Arbutus scores poorly for, including: crime (F) and cost of living (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Arbutus has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Arbutus real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Arbutus. The median home price for Arbutus homes is $225,900, which is 22.2% lower than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Arbutus, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 18.4% lower than the Maryland average.

      Arbutus transportation information

      Average one way commute24min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.6%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.9%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home1.5%4.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)2354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (5)8711

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      Source: The Arbutus, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).