Silver Spring 66 Below average
Silver Spring Livability #224 ranked city in Maryland#17,548 ranked city in the USARanks better than 40% of areas
A+ Silver Spring Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Silver Spring Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% higher than Maryland
Silver Spring
14646% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Silver Spring cost of living
C+ Silver Spring Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Maryland
Total crime
1,91826% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5326% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Silver Spring crime
C+ Silver Spring Employment Household income is 4% lower than Maryland
Median household income
$72,79032% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,60333% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
Silver Spring employment
F Silver Spring Housing Home value is 62% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$469,800154% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,49157% higher than the US average
Home ownership
36%44% lower than the US average
Silver Spring real estate or Silver Spring rentals
F Silver Spring Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Maryland
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
34%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
Silver Spring K-12 schools
A- Silver Spring User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Silver Spring
Overall user rating
80% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Silver Spring, MD

      Silver Spring is a mid-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 78,038 people. In Silver Spring, there are 9,896 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (41%) and Black or African American (27%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Silver Spring are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Silver Spring is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Maryland, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Silver Spring and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Silver Spring to Maryland and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Silver Spring has received a livability score of 63/100. This score is ranked in the 29th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Silver Spring has received high marks for amenities (A+). Silver Spring does not score well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

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

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Silver Spring. 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 Silver Spring are affordable. The median home price for Silver Spring homes is $469,800, which is 61.8% higher than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Silver Spring, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.5, which is 71.1% higher than the Maryland average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Silver Spring area were 5.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Silver Spring transportation information

      StatisticSilver SpringMarylandNational
      Average one way commute34min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work51.3%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit28.8%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.6%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%4.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)2354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (10)8711

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