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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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Staten Island is a city in New York with a population of 475,948. Staten Island is in Richmond County. Living in Staten Island offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Staten Island there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Staten Island and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Staten Island are above average.
Population
475,948

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,229
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Staten Island 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Staten Island is not a small place! It's a county of the State of New York as well as a Borough of the City of New York. There are malls, shopping centers, over a hundred churches, fifteen schools including several vo-techs, a ferry system running every hour connecting SI to Manhattan, and a huge suspension bridge, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge which connects SI to Brooklyn and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, thence to all four other boroughs. There are city buses that leave by the Bridge Plaza every hour that will leave you in Brooklyn by other buses and by the NYC Transit Authority subways. There is a railroad running from St George's Ferry at the northern end all the way south to Tottenville at the bottom of SI. From there you can take a bus over to New Jersey via a bridge connecting SI and Jersey, and catch a bus that will take you all the way down the Jersey Shore.
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Staten Island has been my home my whole life and will always be. I love the locality of the city and how we are so close to the city but at the same far enough to be away from all the noise and chaos of NYC. However, I wish Staten Island was cleaner- the water surrounding us is very polluted and the beaches too. The highways are always littered, which is something I hope can be improved. I also wish the transportation systems were faster- traffic on Staten Island is horrendous, and public transportation does not make it any better.
I love how small town it can feel. Everyone knows each other. I wish they didn't change all the buses, around, though! We really didn't need that. One thing I wish we could get rid of is the "gangster" stereotype. Normal people live on our island and it's time we show the world who we are!