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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Nassau County is located in New York with a population of 1,363,069. Nassau County is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Nassau County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nassau County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Nassau County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Nassau County are highly rated.
Population
1,363,069

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,663
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Nassau County 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    584.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Nassau County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,744
National
$55,322

Nassau County Reviews

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I was very fortunate enough to grow up in an extremely diverse neighborhood, attend schools with teachers who really cared about their jobs and partake in many of the programs our community offered. From Girl Scouts to little league.
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Quality of life continues in a steep decline; high taxes, crowded roads with very little enforcement of traffic laws, corrupt politicians, potholes, LIRR delays...