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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Baldwin is a suburb of New York City with a population of 25,214. Baldwin is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Baldwin offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Baldwin there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baldwin and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Baldwin are highly rated.
About Baldwin...
Population
25,214

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$363,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,665
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Baldwin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Baldwin

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,128
National
$55,322
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Baldwin Reviews

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I think Baldwin is a very diverse town. It is good in that you are able to meet a large variety of people with all different life experience but it creates a divide in the different areas of the town. The southern part of Baldwin is a little wealthier while the northern part has less money and is very commercial making some people feel unsafe at night. While there are many different restaurants and some small shops, I think the thing that Baldwin lacks most is a central area or a Main Street with nightlife, restaurants, and stores in one, family-friendly area. Baldwin would be a great town if it had this since it is very community centered and many people support the schools.
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I moved here in 2004 and I can attest to Baldwin being a nice town. The crime rate is low compared to surrounding neighborhoods (Uniondale, Hempstead, Roosevelt). The Public school system is adequate in providing students with a quality education. Residents have major concerns about the high taxes which seem to usually be on the rise. Baldwin is a quiet town which manages to stay out of the news for good reasons. Most families are either working middle-class residents or retirees. There are many great restaurants available if you want to always try something new.

Most stores close around 10 pm so after that there isn't much to do besides make quick visits to convenience stores and fast-food restaurants. There are 2 night clubs in town that normally cater to people who are 30+. You would have to travel to Rockville Center or the Hofstra University area if you wanted to find the 30 and under crowds.
I've been living in Baldwin since elementary school. Growing up Baldwin was very family friendly. Everybody knew everyone on the block and all the kids were able to play outside safely. Baldwin's elementary and middle schools were really good when I went there. I can't speak on how it is now. The high school however was not the best. The building is very old and the school is unsanitary. There are some rooms with mold, roaches everywhere and computers are always crashing. The kids aren't well behaved either. It is sad seeing that some of my peers aren't graduating or getting arrested now. The school is cheap and puts most of their money into the athletics when the school has some major problems. Baldwin's reputation is not the best now because of the schools.