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    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
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    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
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  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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Washington Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 158,441. Washington Heights is in New York County. Living in Washington Heights offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Washington Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Washington Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Washington Heights are above average.

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About Washington Heights...
Population
158,441

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$493,186
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,353
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    772.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    166.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    79.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,116.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,527
National
$62,843
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    national  12%

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