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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Oakwood is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 12,949. Oakwood is in Richmond County. Living in Oakwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Oakwood and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Oakwood are above average.
About Oakwood...
Population
12,949

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$456,549
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,331
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    218
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    500
  • Theft
    269
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,007
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I grew up here, so I do like it a lot. I live in a pretty safe area with great choices for schools. I would definitely live here again. Other than living in a college dorm, I have never lived anywhere else in the country so I can not rate my overall experience in comparison. I believe this area will do well in the future.
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I have not had any bad experiences regarding crime and safety so I have no immediate concerns.
I like living in this area because it is close to everything and I have options.