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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Kingston 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
    132
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    116
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233
    500
  • Theft
    1,520
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,840
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Kingston Reviews

22 reviews
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Kingston, PA is a very boring and generic town that is swallowed up by Wilkes Barre which in itself is a boring place as well. I find myself always looking for an excuse to go for a road trip to anywhere! I advise anyone looking for a quiet, nonexciting, boring, and safe place to raise your family to look at Kingston, PA.
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Kingston has ups and downs. It is not very diverse, but it is fairly safe in some parts. There isn't very much to do for entertainment, though. However, it has nice parks, so when the weather is nice, there are some things to do during the daytime.
The local family owned restraunts are nice and clean. Some of the small business are pricey, but of good quality. We have a few lunch and breakfast spots that are family owned and they do a wonderful business. The larger chain restaurants do a pretty good business as well, but it seems in our local town, the family owned business are of better quality and attract a larger crowd. I never thought about it before, but cudos to Kingston!