Skip to Main Content
  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 1,632,480. Manhattan is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Manhattan offers residents a dense 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
1,632,480

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$944,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,682
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Manhattan
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Manhattan Rankings

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

Manhattan Neighborhood Map

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Manhattan

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,459
National
$55,322

Manhattan Reviews

158 reviews
All Categories
Manhattan is an extraordinary environment that allows one to view the many wonders of the city, and history of New York. It is one of the most ecstatic and lively places to live, and you can never get bored here. There are thousands of activities that can be done, millions of unique places to eat, and more. Everyone in Manhattan is super busy and quick, and make the most out of every place they live next to!
Start Your Review of Manhattan
Rate It!
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.
Despite being robbed on three separate occasions before reaching the age of thirteen, I am still proud to call Manhattan my home. Manhattan is a city where it strongly correlates with Frank Sinatra's lyrics in his most notable song, "New York, New York", stating "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere, It's up to you, New York, New York". This city has taught me innumerable amounts of life lessons that sped the process of becoming a mature and civilized citizen at a very young age. For instance, a change that should be addressed and enacted on by the New York City government immediately is to decrease the extreme homelessness problem across the city. Each winter, many homeless people endure harsh winter conditions where some, unfortunately, lose their lives due to being frozen to death. In such a prominent city where the Mayor often boasts about, an issue such as this should no longer be ignored.