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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Brooklyn is a city in New York with a population of 2,635,121. 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.
Population
2,635,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$623,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,314
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Brooklyn Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Map

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Brooklyn

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,782
National
$55,322

Brooklyn Reviews

1,147 reviews
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I was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. Yeah it has a lot to offer but.....it's over crowded and too busy. The hustle and fast pace mind set is sickening. The Ride or die mentality is self abuse. From the upper class to the lower class every body is trying to be somebody and it's annoying and over-rated. People will cut throat you to try and get to the top. I am glad I am out of the smog filled, roach and rat infested, zombie attitude, and wanna be famous but end up like the movie Rent. Btw, everything is expensive and tight.
Other than my true complaint about a city filled with rich and poor pirates...I do love the parks and sites. But I hope and pray you don't get mugged or raped on the way. Also, no one is different there. The attitude is fierce and crude but until you live there, you can't do or say what I just did in my rating. Remember this is my opinion and everyone has a different opinion. Thank you! Lol, please don't shoot me ppl!
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Brooklyn is the greatest city on Earth! In my opinion no other such city in the world is as culturally diverse, gritty, beautiful, different, and a thousand other adjectives which still cant describe my city of Brooklyn. We are the only borough with a world famous Amusement Park, Coney Island, the origination of the Hot Dog Eating Contest. What about the beauty of the city, the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Fort Greene Park, the magnificent waterfronts...the list goes on. I love the people, the way we are so different from any other people, our toughness, politeness, humility, empathy, Biggie smalls. Brooklyn is just the wonder of it all!
Brooklyn is a fast paced and intense area in the state of New York. Everyone here is focused on achieving their dreams and getting through the day. No matter what stage of life someone is in they are always paying attention to what they are passionate about. The lifestyle in Brooklyn provides many challenges through transportation, maintaining a healthy diet on a daily basis, and being fully energized from the start of the day but what keeps us going is the will to succeed. Brooklyn holds the future of the world and one day we will all shine!