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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Yorktown is a suburb of New York City with a population of 36,900. Yorktown is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Yorktown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Yorktown and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Yorktown are highly rated.
About Yorktown...
Population
36,900

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$413,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,418
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    484.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Yorktown

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$115,732
National
$55,322
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Yorktown Reviews

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Beautiful place to raise a family! great school district, however, very costly! Not very diverse, mainly white, asian, and indians.
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This town really tries to get everyone involved in community events. The town events are huge and they are also pet friendly. Recently there have been costume contests for dogs, it encourages people to come out and see what's going on in local businesses and the general population. The sense of community is beyond huge in terms of high school sports. Lacrosse is arguably the biggest sport here and has been for over 30 years. People coordinate outfits for the crowds in a game and you always see every single person in the crowd matching. Whether we win or lose we are always up and cheering for our team, or the other team, and having a good time. Everyone works together to make sure anyone and everyone can come to the events.
This area is very family oriented. Everyone is friendly and their is a wonderful neighborhood atmosphere. People wave to one another going down the street and the kids on the block have lemonade stands in the summer. It is the ideal suburbia. If I could do it all over again, I would choose to live here. Although there is not much to do on a weekend night, it's a safe area with plenty of day time activities. Compared to everywhere else in the country, I think that it is definitely more sophisticated and cultured. There are many historical sites and tons of beautiful historic architecture in the surrounding towns. In the future, I think that the town will continue to expand to accommodate the growing population.