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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Penfield is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 37,245. Penfield is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Penfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Penfield there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Penfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Penfield are highly rated.
About Penfield...
Population
37,245

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$891
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Penfield

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,879
National
$55,322

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Penfield Reviews

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This is a suburban town of Rochester. It offers a great location to raise a family, with an excellent public school district. There are many near by towns that offers different restaurant and shopping opportunities. As far as thrilling activities, there isn't many, but it is a sufficient place to live if you don't mind upstate NY in the winter!
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Penfield is a very safe place to live in. I am not afraid to walk places by myself and we are a very close knit community and everyone knows everyone. I always see at least one police car when I am driving around, which makes me feel very safe and secure. Penfield is the perfect place to grow up. There are so many opportunities and possibilities to try just around the corner. All the schools in Penfield are more than ideal learning facilities. The teachers teach you more than just the material they are teaching. Almost all of them are more than willing to help you succeed and their number one goal is to help the kids graduate. They also aren't afraid to say hi at the grocery store! Not to mention Wegmans is the best place to shop at and just hang out at!!
Penfield is clean, modern and family friendly. Penfield's location is close by to neighboring suburbs and the city of Rochester in upstate New York. The school district offers an excellent academic program and competitive sports programs. There are also numerous opportunities for youth to join and be active members of. Penfield is surrounded by great restaurants and parks to explore.