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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Suffolk County is located in New York with a population of 1,497,595. Living in Suffolk County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Suffolk County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Suffolk County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Suffolk County are highly rated.
Population
1,497,595

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,646
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Suffolk 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
    60.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    139.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    962
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Suffolk County Reviews

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Lived here my whole life. We have awesome beaches (if that's your thing), schools, shopping, hospitals, medical care BUT the TAXES are brutal. Hard to make ends meet and when you do, you don't have much leftover. Traffic is Awful and just getting more & more crowded and congested. Long island is becoming a place for the wealthy, not the middle class and real tough for the young to make it here.
Looking forward to retirement and moving somewhere more affordable and LESS crowded!
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Suffolk County is a diverse area with a wide spectrum of things to do, lifestyle, and culture. The lifestyle is suitable for young and older people, upper, middle and lower class families. Suffolk is well known for its hot spot, “The Hamptons” located in eastern Suffolk Country. The Hamptons harbors charm, luxury, and offers a vacation lifestyle along the infamous “Dune Road,” which is known for it’s gorgeous ocean view estates. Many NYC natives drive out to spend their summers in the Hamptons. Nightlife ranges from casual surf-shack bar’s on the bay to upscale clubs with VIP tables. Luxuries on the East End are clear, but weaved through the multi million dollar mansions, are humble suburban houses, home to the locals. The locals are usually in the loop with the local news, and schools pride which derives from the dedicated sports team. This casual lifestyle trails west toward NYC. Western Suffolk is busy with shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and movie theaters.
I am an immigrant from Turkey and have lived in Suffolk County since 2005. I had a hard time getting along and making friends in my demographic and area when i first moved here but things quickly got better after a year or so after adjusting. I love Suffolk County because of its access to beaches and environment during the summer. Things I'd like to see change is the prices for rent which are way too high and the focus from the farm-to-table tourism industry which are affecting the rents.