B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$450,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,367
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Queens Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    525
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,720
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • 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
    20%
    13%

Queens Reviews

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Living in Queens, you could find anything in just 1,2,3! I love that it takes me 30 mins to get to the city taking the E train from Queens. There's always something different you see living in queens, it could be the houses, people, food, anything! I am very comfortable living in queens, wouldn't move anywhere else..
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I like Queens because it is filled with diversity and lots of different cultural food, so it's like a melting pot with races. Every part of every city has their pros and cons but I loved being raised in Queens. It made me who I'm today plus I've been lucky enough to try delicious dishes too!
It is a very crowded city, like almost anywhere in New York. It has several groups or pockets of communities, it has several churches close by, places to eat, shop and New York City is relatively close by. There is a lot of traffic and as the local roads and highways near by are always busy. There is also a lot of industrial buildings close to residential buildings.
The things I would like to see change in Queens are: more community based and less of a mixture between commercial/ industrial close to residential. At any hour of the night you can hear work going on the the factories near by. I want less crowded roads and communities so they can look better and more appealing to families.