Population: 5,949

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 63%
Single 37%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Shady Side has a very low population density. Shady Side is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

811 Shady Side
27,441 New York

City Info

Shady Side, MD is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Shady Side has a population density of 811, with 5,949 current residents.

Out of the 5,949 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 63% of the residents are married and 37% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 58% Sun
  • 44% Rain
  • 11% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 25 years Median home age
  • $360,360 Median home price
  • 0.62% Home appreciation rate
  • 10.7% Annual property tax
  • 77.2%
    Homes owned
  • 10.1%
    Homes rented
  • 12.7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Shady Side, the air quality is 14% and the weather, on average, is 58% sunny, 44% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Shady Side, you should know that 77.2% of homes are owned while 10.1% of homes are rented, and 12.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $360,360, the median age of homes is 25 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.62% and the annual property tax is 10.70%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Shady Side, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Shady Side’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Shady Side is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 48.15% Democratic, 49.95% Republican, and 1.90% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 92%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 16%
    Bachelors degree
  • 9%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Shady Side, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.70% of residents are unemployed in Shady Side (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Shady Side residents: 15.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.06% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.2% are in the customer service field, 29.6% are in the sales field, 0.66% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 16.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 91.55%, 6.54% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.46% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.89% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Shady Side, you should be aware that the average commute time is 45 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Shady Side have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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