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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
Manhattan is a city in New York with a population of 1,653,877. Manhattan is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Manhattan offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Manhattan there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Manhattan and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Manhattan are above average.
Population
1,653,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$915,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Manhattan Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    378.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    228.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,404.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Manhattan Reviews

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Living in Manhattan really can be a great experience in some aspects. You get kind of spoiled with all the museums and places to see! For a large family, however, it can be very difficult to find accommodations that will be spacious and affordable enough to live comfortably. At the cost of spacious living and availability of nature, Manhattan offers opportunity, unique communities, and many cultural and historical landmarks. Being able to walk everywhere is certainly an advantage as well. For those who get stressed by loud noises and crowds, it is not the place for you! If you enjoy hustle and bustle and like accessibility of resources, then Manhattan might be the place.
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Manhattan Is a Wonderful place to live, affordable can be a little bit high sometimes, but overall it is a nice place to live in. I'm in the 11th grade and my middle school and elementary school was a great time. In Manhattan, and you are the new kid in school, you will easily be able to make friends, there are snobby people here and there, but most people were nice. I lived in East 20th Street by Peter Cooper Village was amazing. Wish I could finish my 8th grade year in Manhattan. It was the best ever!
I love the city vibe. Everyone maybe very busy and everything has a quick pace but it fits my workaholic personality perfectly. The view is amazing, there is always something going on around the clock. Absolutely in love!