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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  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-
New York City is a city in New York with a population of 8,560,072. New York City is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in New York City offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In New York City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in New York City. The public schools in New York City are above average.
About New York City...
Population
8,560,072

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$538,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,340
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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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
    345.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    162.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,253.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in New York City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,782
National
$55,322
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NYC is a diverse and lively community with hundreds of places to visit with friends and family. Each borough has its own unique features that attract a lot of people each year, such as Coney Island in Brooklyn or the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. When in Manhattan, there are so many places you can go to and there's a little bit of something for everyone! Macy's in Herald Square for the shoppers, Taiyaki NYC (which are known for their fish-shaped waffle cones! Definitely recommend it!) for food-lovers, and the Whitney for museum-goers (to name a few). There's always a lot of traffic wherever you go, so if you want to explore the concrete jungle, walking is the way to do it. And for the perfect instagram post of the city, the viewpoint from the Brooklyn Bridge is a good option.
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I love this city. After coming from another country NYC is everything i've dreamed of. It is very expensive but it is worth it! Great food, great people, and always something to do. I wish the streets were cleaned more and there were not as many homeless people but that is likely a problem in all cities. The subways smell and are gross but taking a subway in the city is very convenient compared to driving. If you take a taxi the traffic is always bad. I almost always feel safe in my neighborhood. My favorite food is always available.
New York City is a great platform for diversity, growth, and creative outlet. It is the cultural Mecca of the world. With the diversity of not only people but of the different locations within Manhattan itself, it proves itself to be quite an adventurous and exiting city for people of every kind. Hang around the Upper West side and experience the rustic and antique architecture of Old New York's past then hop on the train for 15 minutes and you are in Times Square, the heart of New York, go on the train again for 20 minutes and you can visit Brooklyn. There are communities of every type for every person(the LGBT community, artists, activists, clubs, workshops). Anything you want, you can find in New York City. That being said, the negatives are the cost of living, virtually everything is expensive especially in Manhattan, the public transportation system is very slow and some areas including the Bronx are dangerous. Overall it is a great city to be a part of and I am proud of it!