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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Oneida County is located in New York with a population of 232,858. Living in Oneida County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Oneida County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Oneida County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oneida County are above average.
Population
232,858

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$712
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Oneida County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    186
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    97
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    455
    500
  • Theft
    2,076
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,838
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Oneida County Reviews

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I have lived in Oneida county my whole life. While I have enjoyed living here, it really isn't a great place to live. There is a lot of violence and it is nerve wracking to even walk down the street in broad daylight. It is somewhat difficult to get places without a car and it's difficult to get a job unless you know someone. On the otherhand, the schools here are great and there are a few neighborhoods that are really nice. There are also a few parks and recreational options and the library is a very beautiful place. I would definitely change the availability of public transportation and also make it safer to live.
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I think it could use some revitalization. Although, there seems to be a lot of community interest in making this happen, with new places opening in the town. It just needs to be cleaned up.
I grew up in a small town within Oneida County. I had an amazing experience growing up there until I went off to college. The smaller sized school district and safe feeling of a close community were very comforting while growing up. Although at times it seemed like the town didn't have much to offer- looking back I wouldn't change a thing about growing up there and hope to one day return.