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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Harlem is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 207,329. Living in Harlem offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Harlem there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Harlem and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Harlem are above average.
About Harlem...
Population
207,329

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,669
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    13%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,352
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    307
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162
    500
  • Theft
    1,721
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,449
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Harlem (thanks to local government reps) has maintained most of its history, and African American roots despite the efforts by realtors to gentrify the area. However, in recent years it has gone through many changes bringing in new businesses which is great for the neighborhood, but has effected current residents negatively in drastic ways (like ever-increasing rent given its highly desirable proximity to NYCs main attractions and private colleges). I'm a Harlemite through and through and always visit the neighborhood that saw me born and raised. Keep Harlem Black!
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There is great food, kind neighbors, and rich culture and music. Harlem is very green, it has both a large area of parkland and a large number of parks. Harlem is ethnically diverse. East Harlem has a large Dominican and Rhetorician population, and used to be an Italian neighborhood. Many people of Caribbean or West African descent live in Central Harlem, and Harlem is one of the most important and famous African American neighborhoods in the United States. This differentiates Harlem from most Manhattan neighborhoods. One benefit is that there are lots of very different, unique, and affordable food options (associated with the above ethnic groups).
Th is is the best neighborhood I have lived in, with a wonder diversity of people, things to do, and places to see, as well as shopping experiences that avoid the huge crows in other parts of the city. I love being here and experiencing all that Harlem has to offer.
I have lived here for the past 6 years and have seen how the neighborhood has developed and diversified even further.
Hurray for Harlem!