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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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 33,839. Riverhead is in Suffolk County. Living in Riverhead offers residents a suburban 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
$350,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,372
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    103.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    473.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,157.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Riverhead

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,147
National
$55,322
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Riverhead Reviews

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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.
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I love the amount of stores there are in the area. upon all the stores and chain restaurants that all ready exist here, there's also an outlet center that provides even more stores. I would hope that there was a better neighborhood watch around here because I was actually robbed one night by an armed assailant who we later figured out that the weapon was fake and he was just some dumb kid. On the outside the town seems like a nice place for shopping and all, but I hope that this kid was the only bad egg in the bunch since I hear from my sister that the school was actually quite impressive, especially since the high school is fairly new.
Riverhead is great. The fact that the area is made up of multiple towns within it really contributes to the diverse experiences you can have while spending a day in the area. Whether you choose to grab some food on main street (Italian, American, Jamaican, Spanish) and take a peaceful stroll behind the shops right along the Peconic River, or spend the day by a beach and discover the rich wine culture by night, the fruits of Riverhead are plentiful and they only continue to grow and keep giving.