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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Clarence is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 31,954. Clarence is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Clarence offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clarence there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Clarence tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Clarence are highly rated.
About Clarence...
Population
31,954

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Clarence

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,315
National
$55,322
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Clarence Reviews

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Clarence is a wonderful town to live in -- safe, family-friendly, and filled with amenities for residents. Would highly recommend to any family looking to settle down!
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Great blend of country living with shopping close by! Excellent school district! Also close to Buffalo Bills, Sabre’s, and Bandits!
I love Clarence! I grew up here. Friendly community. In the middle of everywhere I need to go. The school system is one of the best in the area. I always feel safe never had any issues. Family friendly neighborhoods lots of kids around. Houses hold their value, although they may be more expensive.