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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Gaines is a town in New York with a population of 3,258. Gaines is in Orleans County. Living in Gaines offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Gaines and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gaines are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Gaines

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,257
National
$55,322
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Gaines Reviews

1 review
There is a lot to do. A lot of college students that are fun to be around. There are many health clubs which is great for those who want to get in shape and eat better.
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