Washington Heights (New York City, NY)

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Washington Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, NY, with 163,668 residents. It has very high home values and average rent costs. Its citizens generally have average education levels and low income levels.
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Washington Heights

Nearby Neighborhoods

Name Population
Highbridge 30,723
Morris Heights 38,973
Mount Eden 24,846
Inwood 38,396
Macombs Dam 23,810
University Heights 29,670
Mount Hope 31,675
Fleetwood 46,922
Claremont 36,368
Hamilton Heights 65,517

Comparable Neighborhoods

Name Population Distance
East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) 98,744 4 mi.
Upper Westside 130,732 5 mi.
Upper Eastside 111,986 6 mi.
Astoria Long Island City 123,603 6 mi.
Jackson Heights 110,549 7 mi.
Elmhurst 97,459 8 mi.
Williamsburg 138,719 10 mi.
Bushwick 112,162 11 mi.
Bedford Stuyvesant 150,199 11 mi.
Crown Heights 150,652 12 mi.

School Districts

Name
New York City Geographic District No. 6

Colleges

Name
Bell Business School
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
SUNY Nassau Community College
New York University
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
Bergen Community College
CUNY Hunter College
St. John's University - New York
CUNY New York City College of Technology
CUNY Queens College
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Montclair State University
SUNY Westchester Community College
CUNY Baruch College
CUNY College of Staten Island
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY City College of New York
Kean University
Union County College
Essex County College
CUNY Bronx Community College
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Fashion Institute of Technology
Passaic County Community College
CUNY Lehman College
Hudson County Community College
CUNY York College
Pace University
Fordham University
Long Island University - C.W. Post
SUNY Rockland Community College
Mercy College
Columbia University
Rutgers University - Newark
Touro College
The New School
Hofstra University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Monroe College - Bronx
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Jersey City University
CUNY Medgar Evers College
CUNY Hostos Community College
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seton Hall University
Long Island University - Brooklyn
Adelphi University
Berkeley College - New York
St. Joseph's College - New York
New York Institute of Technology
ASA College
SUNY College at Old Westbury
SUNY Purchase College
School of Visual Arts
Technical Career Institutes
Iona College
Molloy College
Manhattan College
The College of New Rochelle
Pratt Institute
Berkeley College - Woodland Park
Yeshiva University
St. Francis College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Barnard College
Saint Peter's University
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Nyack College
Bloomfield College
Briarcliffe College
New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus
Marymount Manhattan College
Wagner College
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Felician College
Manhattanville College
Sanford-Brown Institute - New York
College of Mount Saint Vincent
SUNY Maritime College
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Caldwell College
United Talmudical Seminary
DeVry College of New York
The Art Institute of New York City
LIM College
American Musical & Dramatic Academy
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Connecticut - Stamford
Apex Technical School
Drake College of Business - Elizabeth
Lincoln Technical Institute - Union
CUNY Graduate School & University Center
Boricua College
The College of Westchester
Eastwick College
Sanford-Brown Institute - White Plains
Professional Business College
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Washington Heights United States East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Upper Westside Upper Eastside Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Elmhurst Williamsburg Bushwick Bedford Stuyvesant Crown Heights
Hispanic 70.44% 16.05% 51.58% 11.32% 5.94% 31.24% 55.04% 41.16% 33.16% 68.23% 19.26% 11.88%
White 17.17% 64.16% 13.16% 74.15% 81.51% 42.72% 15.46% 7.93% 55.37% 7.16% 9.71% 12.43%
African American 8.11% 12.21% 26.35% 5.79% 1.88% 7.75% 2.18% 0.99% 5.83% 19.43% 66.56% 72.24%
Asian 2.63% 4.67% 7.15% 6.14% 8.85% 15.56% 24.14% 48.42% 4.45% 3.97% 2.78% 1.56%
Other 1.62% 2.87% 1.72% 2.56% 1.79% 2.68% 3.14% 1.45% 1.15% 1.17% 1.64% 1.84%

Gender

Gender Washington Heights United States East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Upper Westside Upper Eastside Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Elmhurst Williamsburg Bushwick Bedford Stuyvesant Crown Heights
Male 48.4% 49.2% 47.6% 46.9% 44.6% 49.1% 51.3% 50.8% 48.3% 49.4% 45.2% 45.0%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 52.4% 53.1% 55.4% 50.8% 48.7% 49.2% 51.6% 50.6% 54.8% 54.9%

Education Levels

Education Levels Washington Heights United States East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Upper Westside Upper Eastside Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Elmhurst Williamsburg Bushwick Bedford Stuyvesant Crown Heights
Less than a high school diploma 34% 15% 32% 5% 3% 21% 25% 29% 29% 41% 24% 22%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 29% 26% 7% 7% 23% 28% 27% 22% 26% 29% 32%
Some college or associate degree 18% 29% 17% 11% 11% 20% 21% 20% 17% 19% 24% 25%
Bachelor's degree 17% 18% 14% 33% 40% 24% 17% 18% 22% 10% 15% 14%
Master's degree or higher 12% 10% 11% 43% 40% 11% 9% 6% 10% 4% 8% 7%

Age

Age Washington Heights United States East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Upper Westside Upper Eastside Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Elmhurst Williamsburg Bushwick Bedford Stuyvesant Crown Heights
9 years and under 10% 13% 12% 10% 9% 9% 11% 11% 17% 15% 15% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 5% 4% 7% 9% 9% 11% 11% 11% 13%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 13% 6% 6% 11% 10% 10% 13% 14% 12% 11%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 18% 19% 22% 24% 17% 19% 23% 20% 18% 16%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 13% 16% 16% 16% 16% 17% 12% 13% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 13% 14% 12% 12% 15% 14% 9% 11% 12% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 10% 14% 11% 9% 11% 10% 7% 8% 9% 10%
65 and over 12% 13% 11% 16% 20% 12% 11% 10% 8% 7% 10% 10%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Washington Heights United States East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Upper Westside Upper Eastside Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Elmhurst Williamsburg Bushwick Bedford Stuyvesant Crown Heights
Rent 91.1% 33.9% 94.5% 68.5% 62.9% 83.4% 62.6% 71.6% 85.2% 84.0% 77.8% 85.0%
Own 8.9% 66.1% 5.5% 31.5% 37.0% 16.6% 37.4% 28.4% 14.8% 16.0% 22.2% 15.0%

Income