A Severn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Severn Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Maryland
12727% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Severn cost of living
D Severn Crime Total crime is 2% lower than Maryland
Total crime
2,4405% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 415% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Severn crime
B- Severn Employment Household income is 26% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$95,72273% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,06231% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Severn employment
F Severn Housing Home value is 16% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$336,70082% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,53762% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%12% higher than the US average
Severn real estate or Severn rentals
F Severn Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%23% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Severn K-12 schools

Living in Severn, MD

Severn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 49,017 residents. Individuals of White (50%) and Black or African American (35%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 60% with kids under the age of 18, Severn could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Severn can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Maryland, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Severn and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Severn is 60 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 20th percentile of all cities across America. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Severn has received high marks for amenities (A) and employment (B-). There are some categories that Severn ranks poorly for, including: crime (D), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Severn, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Severn. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Severn are affordable. The median home price for Severn homes is $336,700, which is 15.9% higher than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Severn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 7.9% 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 Severn will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Severn, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.6%.

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      The Good, The Bad, and The Severn

      I was born in Cattonsville, but my family moved to Severn when I was 3. I spent the next two decades of my life living in Severn. I lived right off of Route 100, which meant moving around was always easy. Severn's biggest strength is also its weakness; the small city is located very close to both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Severn is located about 25 minutes from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, and half an hour from a D.C. metro station. This makes D.C. harder to get to, but unless you wanted to visit the Smithsonian, that wont be an issue. Parking in Baltimore is significantly easier anyway.

      Severn has its fair share of national chain restaurants, and a few local gems. Little Spice is a local thai restaurant that really breaks up the monotony of burger joints and Italian places. If you were looking for night clubs, you are going to have to drive into the city to find the best spots, but for something a little different, try the casino. Maryland Live opened several years back, and is always popular. Parking is nothing short of impossible during peak hours, but it's well worth the hassle. The casino might not have a dance floor, but with tons of tables and slots there are plenty of ways to try and walk out richer. On top of that the food in there is delicious; Bobby Flay even has a restaurant in there with some weird, incredible burgers.

      Like most of Maryland, Severn has good public schooling. I started college at Anne Arundel Community college, and use Maryland's transfer program to finish up at College Park. The program applies to all Maryland colleges, but living so close to route 100 meant that I could easily commute to classes. Growing up, people would say we lived fifteen minutes from anywhere, and I find this to be true. For me though, fifteen from anywhere is just where I like.
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      Source: The Severn, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).