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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-
About New York City...
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
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

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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New York City Reviews

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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!
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Growing up just 50 miles outside New York City, I have always been captivated by its ever growing and non stop culture. It truly is the city that never sleeps! The amount of diversity in evident everywhere from food, entertainment, schools, museums and architecture. There is always something for everybody of all ages! One thing I also love the most about New York City is how close it is to neighboring popular destinations such as upstate New York with its sprawling beautiful mountains and clean air. Just east of Manhattan you have Long Island, where you can find famous towns such as the Hamptons and Montauk. In such a short amount of time you can get to so many wonderful places.
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!