Waldorf 66 Average
Waldorf Livability #219 ranked city in Maryland#16,924 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas
A+ Waldorf Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Waldorf Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Maryland
11919% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Waldorf cost of living
F Waldorf Crime Total crime is 24% higher than Maryland
Total crime
2,98920% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3420% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Waldorf crime
B- Waldorf Employment Household income is 15% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$87,53358% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,46722% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%21% lower than the US average
Waldorf employment
D+ Waldorf Housing Home value is 13% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$253,10037% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,60469% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Waldorf real estate or Waldorf rentals
F Waldorf Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
36%28% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Waldorf K-12 schools
C+ Waldorf User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Waldorf
Overall user rating
67% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
55% 5 total surveys
all Waldorf poll results

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      Living in Waldorf, MD

      Waldorf is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 72,413 residents. Waldorf is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (33%) and Black or African American (56%). Something to be aware of when living in Waldorf is the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 44 minutes, this comes in higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Waldorf, Maryland could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Waldorf, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, education, housing and more.

      Waldorf, MD receives 64/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #241 in Maryland and #18,675 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Waldorf scores well for amenities (A+) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, Waldorf does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Waldorf 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 Waldorf. 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 Waldorf are affordable. Median real estate prices in Waldorf come in at $253,100, which is 12.8% lower than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Waldorf, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 23.7% lower than the Maryland average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Waldorf area were 4.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.8%. 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.

      Waldorf transportation information

      Average one way commute44min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.8%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.2%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Waldorf, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).