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A+ Crofton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Crofton Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Maryland
14141% more expensive than the US average
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Crofton cost of living
C Crofton Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Maryland
Total crime
2,09924% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4824% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Crofton crime
A- Crofton Employment Household income is 52% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$115,593109% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,57566% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%43% lower than the US average
Crofton employment
F Crofton Housing Home value is 26% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$365,70098% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,80991% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%25% higher than the US average
Crofton real estate or Crofton rentals
B+ Crofton Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Crofton K-12 schools

Living in Crofton, MD

Crofton, Maryland is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,663 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,183 people per square mile, Crofton is well above the nation's average density level. At 76%, the majority of the Crofton population is White; this is followed by 14% Black and 4% Asian. Crofton has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 51% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Crofton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Maryland if you know where to look. The best areas in Crofton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Maryland and national averages.

With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Crofton is ranked #10,433 in the United States and #100 in Maryland. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Crofton has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), education (B+) and employment (A-). On a more negative note, Crofton does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Crofton 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Crofton: Crofton Bowl, Walden Golf Club, and Washington Urban Adventures-Day Tours.

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 Crofton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Crofton come in at $365,700, which is 25.9% higher than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Crofton, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 15.8% lower 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 Crofton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Crofton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 1.8%.

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Was a nice area over 20 years ago.

If you like sitting in traffic, come to Crofton. The area is overdeveloped and overcrowded and they just keep adding on. Traffic will only get much worse as thousands of new residences are completed and people move in. A new high school is under construction which will make rush hour even worse. Some of the neighborhoods are nice, but if you have to go to/from your home during rush hour in any direction, be prepared to be frustrated.

If you enjoy paying extra money for your house situated between two former murder capitals of the country (D.C. & Baltimore), Crofton is a good choice.
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More Than Three StreetLights Long

The thing about Crofton is that it’s about three streetlight long, not very big my anyone estimation for I’d like to think it’s a lot more than that. For one, family is key here, and of just your family. Living in Crofton, you are a part of a much larger family. It really shines, despite cloudy days, when a targeting happens. Because we are all so close, you’ll feel a sense of love like nothing else. Coming from a community like this, it’s defines you in a great way.

In my 12th year if school, and I still see people I want to second grade with. There are also a lot of events held within the community to bring us together. When that’s not enough, we also have a Facebook group so anyone in town can better get to know the locals.

There is a decent number of shops and restaurants, but if you need anything more than what our small town has to offer, there are larger cities that surround us that should do the trick. The only downside I can think of it that we’re not all that diverse, but it can be argued that that’s rooted in a our history.
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