New York City Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

  • Population
    19,716,880
  • Population Density
    1,813 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    10,876 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    New York City, NY
The New York City metro area is centered in New York and has 19,716,880 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 New York City 8,354,889
2.33 Newark 278,750
3.66 Jersey City 255,861
3.33 Yonkers 198,654
2.00 Paterson 146,341
2.33 Elizabeth 126,964
3.33 Toms River 89,459
3.00 Clifton 85,138
3.66 New Rochelle 78,476
1.66 Passaic 70,651
2.33 Mount Vernon 67,962
2.33 Union City 68,001
2.33 East Orange 64,538
2.66 Bayonne 64,763
2.33 Brentwood 59,436
4.00 White Plains 57,505
2.66 New Brunswick 55,804
1.66 Hempstead 54,801
3.33 Levittown 52,485
2.00 Perth Amboy 51,727
4.00 Hoboken 51,979
2.00 Lakewood 51,944
2.66 West New York 51,511
2.33 Plainfield 50,423
3.00 West Babylon 43,725

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Kings County 2,570,801
2.66 Queens County 2,280,602
4.33 New York County 1,618,398
2.66 Suffolk County 1,500,373
1.33 Bronx County 1,413,566
3.00 Nassau County 1,350,601
3.33 Westchester County 962,319
3.33 Bergen County 920,456
3.66 Middlesex County 824,046
2.00 Essex County 789,616
3.00 Monmouth County 629,702
2.66 Hudson County 654,878
2.00 Ocean County 581,413
2.66 Union County 545,236
2.00 Passaic County 505,403
3.66 Morris County 497,103
2.66 Richmond County 471,522
2.33 Orange County 374,518
4.00 Somerset County 328,704
3.00 Rockland County 318,186
2.66 Dutchess County 297,388
2.33 Sussex County 146,888
3.33 Hunterdon County 126,746
2.66 Putnam County 99,697
2.33 Pike County 56,883

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 High Technology High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 George A. Jackson School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Robert Seaman Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Stuyvesant High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Jericho Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
4.33 Cantiague Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Side by Side Charter School Public, Charter, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Staten Island Technical High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Fox Meadow School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Scarsdale Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
4.33 Great Neck South Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
4.33 Edgewood School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Greenville School Public, Coed K-6 Elementary
4.33 Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Lakeville Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Quaker Ridge School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Greenacres Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 E.M. Baker School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 Seely Place School Public, Coed K-6 Elementary
4.00 Shelter Rock Elementary School Public, Coed K-6 Elementary
4.33 Jericho Senior High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Seven Bridges Middle School Public, Coed 5-8 Middle
4.33 High Tech High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Osborn School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Parsippany Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Hackensack Christian Schools Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf Private, Special Education, Coed PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Harriet Eisman Community School Private, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
The Milton School Private, Special Education, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Horace Mann School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Trinity School Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Hotchkiss School Private, Boarding, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Dalton School Private, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 The Karafin School Private, Special Education, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Lexington School for the Deaf Private, Special Education, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Benway School Private, Special Education, Coed 5-12 Middle, High
2.66 Abundant Life Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Cooke Center for Learning & Development Private, Special Education, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Princeton Day School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Rye Country Day School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Collegiate School Private, All-Boys K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Whitestone Academy Private, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
East Mountain School Private, Special Education, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Hackley School Private, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Yale University
Princeton University
The Juilliard School
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Barnard College
Vassar College
New York University
Manhattan School of Music
Lehigh University
United States Military Academy at West Point
Lafayette College
Rutgers University
Connecticut College
Yeshiva University
Muhlenberg College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Bryn Athyn College
Rutgers University - Newark
CUNY Baruch College
University of Scranton
University of Connecticut - Stamford
Marist College
CUNY Brooklyn College

Around New York City

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

New York City Metro Area United States New York
White 49.04% 63.25% 57.26%
Hispanic 22.94% 16.62% 18.17%
African American 15.89% 12.23% 14.42%
Asian 9.93% 4.83% 7.71%
Multiracial 1.46% 2.05% 1.68%
Other 0.57% 0.19% 0.49%
Native American 0.14% 0.66% 0.24%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

New York City Metro Area United States New York
9 years and under 12% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12%
65 and over 13% 13% 14%

Education Levels

New York City Metro Area United States New York
Less than a high school diploma 15% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 27%
Some college or associate degree 22% 29% 25%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 19%
Master's degree or higher 15% 11% 15%

Gender

New York City Metro Area United States New York
Male 48.3% 49.2% 48.5%
Female 51.7% 50.8% 51.5%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

New York City Metro Area United States New York
Rent 47.5% 35.1% 46.2%
Own 52.5% 64.9% 53.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City Metro Area United States New York
Assault 242.6 264.1 298.0
Murder 3.7 5.2 3.9
Robbery 171.3 135.0 161.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City Metro Area United States New York
Burglary 253.7 575.0 267.2
Larceny 1266.4 2114.0 1486.5
Motor vehicle theft 114.7 257.3 91.1

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
3.6"
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4.2"
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    Precipitation

  • 3.6"
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  • 8.2"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 38°
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  • 49°
    30°
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    59°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.6"
  • 3.0"
  • 4.2"
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  • 4.1"
  • 4.3"
  • 4.4"
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  • 8.2"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 3074 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 26% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 5011 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 2221 responses

  • 44% Very accepting.
  • 44% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 2% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 5816 responses

  • 33% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 50% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 15% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 1910 responses

  • 15% I love everything about it.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 2504 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments