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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Syracuse 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
    442
    283
  • Murder
    21
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    229
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    709
    500
  • Theft
    2,286
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,704
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Syracuse os very affordable place to live at, quiet, not much is going on. I like Syracuse, because I am used to living here and all my friends are here. Pretty much close to the attractions outside, but kind of far from big cities, about 5 hours from New York City, but still not too bad.Wish it had more attractions and things to do for young generation!
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While universities add to the diversity of the area, Syracuse lacks much when it comes to public health and safety, environmental protection, and initiatives for a greener, healthier tomorrow. The streets and neighborhoods are littered with garbage and cigarettes, there is little green space for "fresh air", and there is no composting within the city. What's more, the recycling program is in need of some major advancements, and more educational materials and advertisement need to be created to encourage residents to do their part in creating a healthier, more vibrant city.
Syracuse is very good for college students. If you ae a medical student then it is definitely the right place to stay. There is many hospitals there and the chances of you getting a job is a lot more likely. It is a cross between a rural and city area. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. The night life is centered more around Syracuse University and a little bit downtown. It is also very diverse as you will meet people from all over the world! The cost of living varies as you go through out the city. There are really some decent price ranges for every budget. There are a pretty decent amount of restaurants, and fun things to do. It also has Destiny USA which is a mall that was updated roughly 5 or so years ago. Syracuse, in all is a starter city and if you are about your business it will get you to the next step!