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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Chinatown is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 25,330. Chinatown is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Chinatown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chinatown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Chinatown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chinatown are above average.
About Chinatown...
Population
25,330

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,306
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,335
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    89%
  • Own
    11%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    811.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    193.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,534.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,451
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    38%
    13%
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I've grown up in Chinatown for practically all my life. There is so much convenience and culture. There are also food shops and asian groceries stores everywhere who have existed for decades. There is always a bubble tea store around the corner. Slowly, there are a lot of newer, more modern type dessert shops and restaurants that are replacing the older local ones. Due to more gentrification, a lot of the original culture and stories have been lost. This is one thing I wish could change. There should be more support for the local businesses.
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Lively location with many different cuisines. From traditional Chinese food to millennial Korean cakes, Chinatown has been a place to go to if on a tour. The place itself has so much history and will continue to bring more.
After living in Chinatown in the past eighteen years of my life, I am glad to call it home. With friends and family living in a fifteen-minute walking distance, a plethora of restaurants and cafes, and lively street markets, Chinatown is one of the most busy, yet exciting neighborhoods there is in New York City. I love Chinatown.