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.

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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
    357
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    198
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165
    525
  • Theft
    1,267
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    263

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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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!
New York City really lives up to its expectations as the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, and the home of the opportunities. As it is states in the Statue of Liberty, New York City is a place that welcomes you despite your wealth, status, race, religion, culture, and etc. I am so proud to live in this city and am so attached to this amazing place. It is probably the most or one of the most diverse cities in the world. You can walk anywhere and see people of all color, religions, and culture. Due to our great diversity, we are full of acceptance. We are all different and that is why we are more acceptance than other places. It is truly the home of the free where people are not afraid to stand out or fight for their rights. There are so many beautiful places you can visit here to have fun or eat. Not only this, but crime rates are at the lowest here!