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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 8,443,713. 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
8,443,713

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$570,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,396
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
    352.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    33
    40.7
  • Robbery
    152.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,310.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.9
    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
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in New York City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,762
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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The best city in the world! It is a city that never sleeps. If you want fashion, finance, media, news, medical, law, higher education, manufacture, information technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, government, non-profit, international government, real estate, travel, shipping, arts, performing arts, music, or just about any profession or industry, you can find it here in New York.
New York City is the most convenient place to ever live! You don’t need a car to travel throughout the five boroughs. Public transportation is not only cheaper than owning a car, but is also better for the environment (unless maybe if you have an electric car. Haha!). It’s also very easy to see where you’re going, because there are so many lights everywhere. Times Square is the most beautiful!