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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 one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Queens offers residents an 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
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Queens Rankings

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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
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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%

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Queens Reviews

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AWESOME! Very diverse neighborhood with the best food in NYC! Well, bless your bridge-and-tunnel hearts! And it is full of places that seasoned New Yorkers may have forgotten about or never even heard of. Queens is not only the most diverse county in America, it is a world food destination with myriad international dining options. Flushing has become a larger Chinatown than its more famous downtown Manhattan counterpart. Corona is home to Mexican restaurants for as far as the eye can see from above or below the 7 train. Elmhurst is your spot for any sort of spicy, peanutty, basil-y Thai food you can dream of. Jackson Heights will fulfill any Indian cravings. Astoria is home to the most Greek restaurants outside of Athens, as well as Peruvian, Tibetan, Egyptian, Colombian, and Japanese offerings. If the world cooks it, you can eat it here.
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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.
Queens is an extremely diverse neighborhood, a fact on which we pride ourselves upon. Queens is a huge borough and thus certain parts of it are better than others. For example, Forest Hills is a really nice town within Queens but the houses can be very pricey. Parts of Jamaica, however, aren't as nice. It all depends on where you are! In general, I have grown up in Queens and have had a very good experience going to school here and meeting kind people.