Voted one of the Top 50 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2018, Ellicott City offers residents the perfect balance of affordability and high quality of life. Dating all the way back to 1772, this suburb of Baltimore makes good use of its historical buildings, offering residents a vibrant downtown filled with shops, cafes, galleries, wine bars, and more.
Locals enjoy cultural and socioeconomic diversity, positive economic growth, and above-average high school graduation rates. It's a very family-friendly city that is an excellent place to live and work.
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Ellicott City has a population of 73,236. It's a medium-sized city that's home to many families. Eighty-seven percent of adult residents here are married and 50 percent have children who are 18 or younger. The demographics in Ellicott City are diversified. It's approximately 62.2 percent white, 24.3 percent Asian, 9.7 percent black, and 3.7 percent Hispanic. The average age here is 41 and residents tend to have moderate political views. With a crime rate that's 49 percent lower than both the U.S. average and the average in the state of Maryland, Ellicott City is considered a very safe place to live. Browse the newest real estate listings in Ellicott City, MD.
Ellicott City schools are considered above average, boasting a 95 percent high school graduation rate. This is 15 percent higher than the national average and 10 percent higher than the rest of Maryland. School test scores are also 36 percent higher than the national average. The top public schools include Marriotts Ridge High School, Centennial High School, Mount Hebron High School, Waverly Elementary School, and Burleigh Manor Middle School. Find homes in Ellicott City by school district.
The average cost of living in Ellicott City is significantly higher than both the national average and the state of Maryland, but this is offset by household incomes that are also significantly higher. The median household income here is $136,339 and the average per capita income is $50,444. The median home value is $515,5000. Seventy-five percent of residents own their home and those who rent pay an average of $1,582 per month.
Ellicott City also has a low unemployment rate, coming in right around 2 percent. Jobs are projected to grow 7.36 percent between now and 2022. Some of the area's most popular places to work include Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant, ELEVI Associates, and GP Strategies.
Two of the most popular attractions in Ellicott City is the 337-acre Centennial Park and nearby Patapsco Valley State Park with its 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Other key amenities include bustling farmer's markets, movie theaters, community centers, and public pools. Some other popular area attractions include Patapsco Valley State Park, the B&O Railroad Station Museum, and The Spa at Turf Valley.
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