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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Niantic is a town in Connecticut with a population of 2,918. Niantic is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Niantic offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Niantic and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Niantic are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,232
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Niantic Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Niantic

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,986
National
$55,322
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Niantic Reviews

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Niantic is an adorable, quaint little town in a nook of East Lyme. While the town is small, the events Niantic holds are larger than life!
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Niantic is a village within the town of East Lyme. It is a great place to live. A great community, where everyone knows everybody!
I love this little town! Although it is very expensive to live, it's a amazing place to go visit! Niantic is a place that has a amazing board walk and has a lot of good places to eat.