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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$513,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

White Plains 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
    138
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    500
  • Theft
    1,453
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,460
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Born and raised in White Plains and I love it! Safe, great nightlife, 40-minute train ride to NYC. Some areas are older and could use renovating (Galleria Mall, White Plains Mall, Pavilion Mall). It's expensive to live here, but worth it! It's a great area for families and recent graduates, alike. It's a quick and easy commute into the city. Overall, great place to live.
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Very cosmo city, a lot of great restaurants and night life. However parking sucks. It has a lot of charm, but you have to be careful. Parking is horrible because you have to pay, the best thing to do is park in Walmart and buy something. Do not go to the westchester or to the cheesecake factory to park, they charge three dollars even if you are there for 15 minutes!
We are currently raising two young children in White Plains. The recreation department is top notch as there is an abundance of programs for your children to get involved in. There is often a misperception that White Plains is more suited for the millennial population and the older populations due to its downtown feel and easy commute to NYC but I can assure you that it is a fantastic community to raise a family as well...I know because we are doing it. The sense of community is evident and the resources, facilities and friendly neighborhoods make it a great choice to raise a family. There is truly something for everyone in White Plains and I am thrilled we chose to move here over 10 years ago.