A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
Population
8,426,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$494,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

New York City 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
    357
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    198
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165
    1
  • Theft
    1,267
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,373
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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The New York city is a place full of opportunities. The people are very divergent, and multi cultural. The people are very talkative; feel great to meet to different personalities. The city is one of the biggest cities in the world, many residents and tourists make the city very crowded place. Indeed it contains various sources with multiple activities for different groups of people that practice different religions and come from different cultures. The city provides the greatest amount of opportunities to work, connect and socialize in various communities. It feels extremely international. The subway transportation is a very convenient system. The city could improve cleanliness a lot more; train stations could receive better cleaning and more necessities such as public bathrooms. It's now more than ever important to keep the environment clean. Overall, the place feels like an amusement park, the skylines, and the architecture is what makes NYC the CONCRETE JUNGLE!
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When I came to NYC, I was immediately drawn into all of its urban culture. The tall buildings, the lights gleaming through Times Square during the night; I fell in love.

And even though I was mesmerized by the city's stimulating lights, a rumor I had heard about the city was very true; the cost! Two burrito bowls from Chipotle where I'm from costs a little over 19 dollars. Here, they were about 22! Call me cheap, but I'm just trying to make it in this crazy world.

But even the cost of things have not shattered my view of NYC. Strangers were friendly, the environment is so cool, and the energy is something that is contagious. I cannot wait to go back and pursue my dreams in this dirty, magnificent wonderland.
If you're accustomed to the fast-paced life, then New York City is the place to be! There are a lot of activities to do and things to see in the Big Apple. Two strengths this city has is diversity and creativity. Many people from all over the world comes to visit and/or become a resident here. For us to respect and embrace one another, despite the tone of our skin, is amazing. There are also many talented people that resides in New York City. Whether there's someone singing on the subway, dancing in the Middle of 14th Street Union Square, or doing some visual arts performance by City Hall, you'll never know what you'll see.

One thing that can be improved in New York City is the cost of living. Living in New York City is possible, but it can also be challenging. The rent can be pricey and some apartments are really small. Living there can be rough, but there's always something to do.

If you feel like living in New York City is too expensive, I would definitely recommend visiting!