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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Queens is a city in New York with a population of 2,339,280. Queens is in Queens County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Queens offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Queens there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Queens and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Queens are above average.
Population
2,339,280

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$481,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Queens 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    228.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,404.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.5
    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
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Queens

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,008
National
$55,322

Queens Reviews

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Honestly, everything in Queens is average, but that is what makes it the best because you have the most options. Queens is the most diverse, and I think affordable borough in New York. You have many counties and districts within Queens that are known for something. Everything is about the same distance in car and this is New York, you got MTA. Most big corporations and businesses don't reside in Queens, mainly residents but you still have numerous restaurants, parks, small businesses etc. around. I'd definitely give this borough a shot!
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Queens is beautiful with a diverse society. There is ease of access to transportation, shopping, and healthcare! There are many museums, libraries and fun things to do as a single person, couple, group of friends or family. Safety is usually paramount any place and New York is relatively a safe place. There are many people living here, so there are always activities happening.
Growing in Queens New York I have seen changes, whether it was structural development or ethnicity. One major change that i'd like to see is more promotion of healthy habits and also environments where activities can be preformed. More gym or programs that offer free classes and training that teaches the community that health equals to longevity.living in queens for almost fifteen years now i can definitely say the resources are slim when it comes to finding a place in your neighborhood, to go workout or get information. we need more organization or government institutions offing to help find spaces, where people can go and learn about health.