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Brooklyn
  • City in New York

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Brooklyn is a city in New York with a population of 2,589,974. Brooklyn is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Brooklyn offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brooklyn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brooklyn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brooklyn are above average.

About

Population
2,589,974

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$706,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,426
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    378.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    228.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    197.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,404.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  12%

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