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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Westchester County is located in New York with a population of 975,321. Westchester County is one of the best places to live in New York. In Westchester County, most residents own their homes. In Westchester County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Westchester County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westchester County are highly rated.
Population
975,321

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$513,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Westchester 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
    131.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    864.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Westchester County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,968
National
$55,322

Westchester County Reviews

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Great for families and small businesses. Expensive, though, mainly due to taxes. Lots of parks, most public schools are very good, easy transport to NYC. Every variety of restaurant can be found, some with reviews in the New York Times, some with Zagat stars!
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Westchester County is absolutely beautiful! The Long Island Sound views are stunning and it adds its own uniqueness. The families, schools, restaurants, and communities are places that cannot be found anywhere else. Growing up here has really helped me grow, and I am forever grateful!
As a student in Westchester County, there are many places to eat, workout, attend school, socialize, and many job opportunities. I have enjoyed my time here!