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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Penn Yan is a town in New York with a population of 4,784. Penn Yan is in Yates County. Living in Penn Yan offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Penn Yan and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Penn Yan are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Penn Yan 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,273.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Penn Yan

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,700
National
$55,322
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  • Private Schools
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Penn Yan Reviews

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Friendly, diverse, small-town feel but lacking nothing. Near Keuka Lake (bonus!), wineries, breweries, fabulous restaurants and the views are picture perfect!
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Location: Stunning!
Locals (Adult): Ready to greet you with a wave and a smile.
Locals (Youth): All hope is lost.
Food: Great if you know the right places, the rest at least have a strong bar to make up the difference.
Very family friendly, beautiful location with wonderful schools and teachers. Right on the lake with amazing restaurants and bars, lots of outdoor activities in the summer.