A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
8,461,961

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$508,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,294
National
$949
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.

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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
    360
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    181
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141
    500
  • Theft
    1,247
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,191
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • 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
    19%
    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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Since NYC is very cultured & filled with lots of people, I'm exposed to lots of different things that allow me to open my mind & stay aware of situations around me. I've been granted lots of academic opportunities and for a student who goes to a disadvantaged school, NYC officials still provide us with academic essentials & more! i.e. My high school got to see Hamilton: An American Musical for $10 & 3 of my close friends got the opportunity to perform as an opening act for the play. I would give NYC 5 stars, however NYC isn't the safest place in America. Yet, NYC definitely has a community & has made me thick skinned. New York City is a great place filled with compassionate people (but you gotta be smart about which ones are worth trusting) and amazing opportunities for everyone!
The people are great, warm and fun (contrary to popular mythology!). If you're bored, turn around, there's always something happening. Broadway offers incredible shows and if you're a student you can get amazing discounts. We have some of the finest museums in the world, and if that's not enough the people watching is incredible. You can sit on a park bench and be thoroughly entertained. Whoever said NY is expensive doesn't know NY - sure it can be. But we have cheap eats and $$$$ food - there's a gathering of food trucks in Williamsburgh that will knock your socks off every weekend - great food for under $10! You name it, you can find it here, come on see for yourself!