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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Dexter is a town in New York with a population of 1,022. Dexter is in Jefferson County. Living in Dexter offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dexter and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$513
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Dexter Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    97.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Dexter

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,500
National
$55,322
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Dexter Reviews

3 reviews
Nice quiet little town. Great, affordable alternative to dumpy Watertown. Nice amenities for a small town include a great market, laundry mat and diner. Great access to the Bkack River for boating, kayaking and fishing.
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Dexter is a wonderful little village. It is busier in the summer, being on the Black River. There are many activities to participate in, including boating, swimming, hiking, bike riding and fishing. The winter months are for sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and hunting. It is quiet and friendly. I feel safe and it was a great place for me, a single mother, to raise my son. Right now there is nothing I would want to change.
The quiet and beautiful area. Summer and winter activities with water all around. Quiet nights and small town feel. More shops would be nice.