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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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Queens is a city in New York with a population of 2,310,011. Queens is in Queens County. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$462,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    500
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

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Queens Reviews

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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.
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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.
I’ve lived in Queens, NY all my life and I love it! It really makes life easier - trains and bus stops are almost everywhere, as well as delis/convenient stores on almost every other block! Queens is not fast or slow, but just the right amount. I will continue to live here for as long as I can!