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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Black River is a town in New York with a population of 1,210. Black River is in Jefferson County. Living in Black River offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Black River and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Black River are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$870
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Black River Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157
    500.1
  • Theft
    157
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Black River

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,467
National
$55,322
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Black River Reviews

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Raised in this area, great area for small children, however, for teenagers the area may seem boring. For retired couples is a great place to settle down, especially in the fall, spring, and summer. In the winter there is a lot of snow, causing a lot of snow days, accidents, cancellations, and black ice.
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I like that the Legion and Park are close to my house. The library provides summer programs for children that do not have a lot of money. There is a baseball field where the children can go and play without worry. There is a gas station and an ice cream store for the children to walk to for summer fun.
Winter takes up most of the year and snow is what impacts life here the most. The most essential items in my wardrobe are my winter clothing items.