B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

New Haven Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    567
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    307
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    638
    500
  • Theft
    3,009
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    564
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,126
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Growing up in New Haven, one can really see a lot there, and one can also agree on one thing about New Haven: It's huge! It is well known for its delicious pies, history, and of course Yale University. There is a huge diverse community in New Haven that many people seem to enjoy, however many do not see the other side. Although many people may know New Haven for the reasons listed above, many don't really know how there is another community below Yale and it's famous sites. New Haven struggles with poverty, crime, and unemployment. There are many parts of New Haven where there is no funding at all for improvement in roads, safety, and buildings. New Haven can continue going forward into the future, if there is a call to change.
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New Haven has wonderful food and is littered with a smattering of excellent restaurants fueled by the local population of Yalies. It is made up of a community of people who have often faced great adversity but are dedicated to bettering themselves. There are some messy moments that come with living in new haven because of this, but New Haven is devoted to students and promoting higher education. Programs like LEAP, Higher Heights, partnerships with local colleges like Yale, Gateway, Southern, and Quinnipiac, and the New Haven Promise Scholarship create hope for a better future for children attending schools in New Haven. Additionally, New Haven's population is diverse and exciting. The combination of people from a variety of different backgrounds means there is never a dull moment.
I work in New Haven. It is a great diverse, safe city. The opportunities are amazing the people are amazing. It is a great city to work in and a great place to go out and eat. There are many places to go for fun. Karoke, nightlife, pizza, cannoli. There are places for the rich, the in-between. If you don't have alot of money, thats ok. You can still have fun in New Haven!