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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Watkins Glen is a town in New York with a population of 2,006. Watkins Glen is in Schuyler County. Living in Watkins Glen offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Watkins Glen and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Watkins Glen are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Watkins Glen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    881.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Watkins Glen

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,938
National
$55,322
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Watkins Glen Reviews

1 review
Watkins Glen is a Spectacular town. It has a nice class about it and there are many things to do. Feeling like a nice walk in nature or near water? One of the top state parks and over 800 steps to climb will leave you huffing and puffing while also enjoying the serene and sometimes mystical beauty. If you're into Nascar, the International Speedway would be for you! On top of this there is Two family parks, the beautiful lake, many in town sports bars and locally run stores. There's a pristine restaurant on the lake, and perhaps the best of all, a Ben & Jerry's Ice cream parlor! There's so much more about this town though, like the abandoned mental hospital, or history of a famous bath house!
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