Eldersburg 79 Exceptional
Eldersburg Livability #33 ranked city in Maryland#4,134 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Eldersburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Eldersburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Maryland
12525% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Eldersburg cost of living
C Eldersburg Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Maryland
Total crime
2,07719% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4919% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Eldersburg crime
A- Eldersburg Employment Household income is 46% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$110,691100% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$45,44052% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%43% lower than the US average
Eldersburg employment
D Eldersburg Housing Home value is 26% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$365,60098% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0319% higher than the US average
Home ownership
90%41% higher than the US average
Eldersburg real estate or Eldersburg rentals
A+ Eldersburg Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%42% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Eldersburg K-12 schools
A Eldersburg User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Eldersburg
Overall user rating
80% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Eldersburg, MD

      Eldersburg is a mid-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 31,892 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (92% White). Given that fact, Eldersburg could be considered less diverse than other cities. 86% of the people in Eldersburg (over the age of 15) are married and 57% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Eldersburg is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good 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. Finding the best places to live in Eldersburg and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Eldersburg has received a livability score of 74 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 80th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Eldersburg has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), education (A+) and employment (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Eldersburg. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Eldersburg 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.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Eldersburg have a test score average of 70%, which is well above the US average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Eldersburg is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Eldersburg come in at $365,600, 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 Eldersburg, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 13.2% lower than the Maryland average.

      Eldersburg transportation information

      Average one way commute37min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.7%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home4.8%4.4%4.6%

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