A+ Catonsville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Catonsville Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Maryland
12222% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Catonsville cost of living
D- Catonsville Crime Total crime is 4% higher than Maryland
Total crime
2,592equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 39equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Catonsville crime
B Catonsville Employment Household income is 7% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$81,15247% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,19625% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Catonsville employment
F Catonsville Housing Home value is 10% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$318,30072% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24331% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%10% higher than the US average
Catonsville real estate or Catonsville rentals
B Catonsville Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%13% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Catonsville K-12 schools

Living in Catonsville, MD

Catonsville, Maryland is a moderately-sized city with a population of 42,027 people. In Catonsville, there are 3,010 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 77%, the majority of the Catonsville population is White; this is followed by 14% Black and 6% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Catonsville might be a good fit as 79% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 59% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to decide if living in Catonsville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Maryland, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Catonsville and in the areas around Catonsville is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Catonsville has received a livability score of 70 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 61st percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Catonsville has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), education (B) and employment (B). Unfortunately for Catonsville, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (D-), cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Catonsville on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Catonsville is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Catonsville come in at $318,300, which is 9.6% higher than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Catonsville, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Maryland average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Catonsville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Catonsville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.2%.

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Compare Catonsville, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Catonsville, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cheswolde Area, Baltimore777.612,433
Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford, Baltimore737.916,535
Inner Harbor, Baltimore686.92,535
Riverside, Baltimore6679,001
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lower Northwood, Baltimore669.813,686
Franklintown, Baltimore653.81,503
Pulaski, Baltimore6511.2475
Cedonia, Baltimore6411.319,443

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Friendship Heights Village, MD82284,730
Arlington, VA8232.9226,092
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Living with a Family in Catonsville, Maryland

I've lived in Catonsville Maryland for my whole life and I have enjoyed being able to raise a family here. It is a very comfortable spot to settle down. There are many things that my family can do during the weekends and my husband and I are close enough to Baltimore City where we both work. There are many family friendly attractions, mostly focused in historic Catonsville. We walk our dogs down main street almost every weekend and the shop owners and other walks are always so friendly. During the summer Historic Catonville always has some sort of parade or event going on. the 4th of July fireworks are truly amazing as well. There are also a large number of family owned and run restaurants that make it their goal to learn about you and ask about your day while providing the best service possible. This is a very community focused city.

The only thing that I wish were better were better is the shopping. There aren't any real big stores, unless you want to go to Security Mall which is always an unwise move. the next closest mall is Columbia mall which can take 20 to 30 minutes to get there. Also, the night life is nothing like it is an major cities. There are a few bars that are open late, and historic Ellicott City is only a few minutes away with more bars, but there aren't any real clubs. I can see how this would be hard for younger people, but for those who have a family, I feel that this is more of an advantage than a disadvantage. Since I have lived in Catonsville with my family, going out at night has never been a big issue.
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