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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  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-
White Plains is a town in New York with a population of 58,404. White Plains is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in White Plains offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In White Plains there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in White Plains and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in White Plains are highly rated.
About White Plains...
Population
58,404

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$526,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,687
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    116.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,566.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in White Plains

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,550
National
$55,322
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White Plains Reviews

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I've lived in White Plains my whole life and have never had a problem! It's about 20 miles from NYC, allowing residents to catch city life by catching the train and checking out what NYC has to offer, while also avoiding the constant action. White Plains is super diverse with people of many backgrounds, allowing for people to gain many unique perspectives on many different topics. It is a safe neighborhood and I cannot complain!
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White Plains is the only city I've lived in and out of the other cities I've visited, I much prefer white Plains. The community is just great overall. Not only that but everyone tries to make it as family friendly as possible. From the family events, to the student events, to every other event, there is something for each and everyone of us. Never the less, the transportation is also great ad the location of everything is just right. One can go anywhere through our many transportation services and the fact that White plains is trying to get every public transportation vehicle to be electric makes the environment an even much better place to live in. Finally, the diversity that this city has is just great. There are so many different cultures and races within not only our schools but within our jobs and I find that to be a great asset in making White Plains the best city it can be.
White Plains has been a great place to raise a family. It is the perfect balance of all the conveniences of city life and the quietness of suburbia. One of the best attributes of White Plains is the diversity of the people. It's a true melting pot of culture that benefits the children being raised here. The vastness of culture also brings a wonderful variety of culinary excitement to this town. Whether having dinner with neighbors or going to a restaurant one can be sure that the cuisine will be exciting. The Parks and Recreation programs here are plentiful for youth, adults and seniors. There are so many activities available including sports, arts, book clubs and many others. White Plains also offers a plethora of services to the community such as health fairs, food pantries, and shelters. While there is always room for improvement in any town, White Plains is a pleasant place to call home.