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
    C+
  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
$89,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Utica Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    189
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    715
    500
  • Theft
    2,876
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,201
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Utica Reviews

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I love the food in Utica, I believe it to be one of the places places to have the greatest chicken riggies, Utica greens and tomato pie! One of the things that needs to be changed are the roads- they are the worst and I experienced through all parts including the major areas of Cornhill, West Utica, East Utica, South and surprisingly even North. More programs as well such as after care/school programs to be available to the youth. Provide more stability for the children so they can have less involvement on the streets and I would be more than willing to do anything to help/volunteer my time and services.
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Utica has many amazing things to offer; authentic restaurants of every origin, Arts, night life and shopping.
My only complaint is right in Utica itself the roads are awful, there is crime and there is a drug problem. I suppose that’s expected with any city, but the surrounding towns like New Hartford and Clinton do not have these issues. I know there’s not a lot that can be done about that so it’s a complaint that’s hardly worth mentioning, but it’s what I personally don’t like.
Overall, I love what Utica offers and I think it has a lot to do with the Refugee Center we have that brings in so many nationalities, making Utica diverse and helping to bring in more people who care about the city. There have been too many years of most of the residents (including slumlords and drug dealers) not caring.
Utica is a great place to live. The food here is the best in the state! There's plenty to do and we're only a few miles from the beautiful Adirondacks! A quick drive to Canada, Buffalo or NYC!