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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    B
Riverhead is a town in New York with a population of 33,625. Riverhead is in Suffolk County. Living in Riverhead offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Riverhead and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riverhead are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$358,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,421
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,520.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Riverhead

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,134
National
$55,322
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Riverhead Reviews

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Riverhead is one of the towns where you can develop strong memories and valuable experiences to enrich your future life. It is the town where families and individuals seem to progress socially in a directional way with a complete sense of community. Town administration is definitely doing what it takes to ensure providing the residents with the best environment and a number of channels to follow their dreams in terms of community well being and peaceful life. But as most of the towns lack something vital, this town lacks diversity. Diversity has always been significantly important to make affairs run smoothly, effectively, and peacefully. The community of Riverhead must invest their energies to achieve this goal.
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More to do at night for twenty/thirty somethings looking to meet people. Bars and restaurants open later, perhaps a new bowling alley or something fun! A live music venue.
Riverhead, New York is a beautiful town on the banks of the Peconic River on the northern side of Long Island. A tidy downtown boasts multiple bakeries, bars and restaurants, lining the street along with the gem of the town; the Suffolk County Theater. This theater hosts events such as concerts, lectures and talk shows.
The infrastructure of Riverhead is improving rapidly. The roads in I'll repair are being improved rapidly.