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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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
1,653,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$915,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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

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%

Working in Manhattan

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,781
National
$55,322

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 contains varied neighborhoods, each with their own flair. Restaurants offer an array of exotic foods, and Broadway shows are close to my school's Hell's Kitchen location. I highly recommend a visit!
Is nice around, you can have most of the shops near you and there's also Central Park! You don't need to travel too for emergencies as health, because there's always a pharmacy or a hospital near you. Security is always around to keep us all safe.