Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    18,796,078
  • Population Density
    2,040 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9,212 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    New York City, NY
The New York City metro area is centered in New York and has 18,796,078 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
3.00 New York City 8,128,980
2.00 Newark 275,512
3.33 Jersey City 245,226
3.00 Yonkers 195,506
1.66 Paterson 145,915
2.33 Elizabeth 123,905
3.00 Toms River 88,937
3.00 Clifton 83,274
4.00 New Rochelle 76,405
1.66 Passaic 69,253
2.33 Mount Vernon 67,236
2.00 Union City 66,095
1.66 East Orange 64,616
3.00 Bayonne 62,485
4.00 White Plains 56,340
2.66 Brentwood 56,302
1.66 New Brunswick 54,500
2.33 Hempstead 53,584
3.66 Levittown 53,361
1.66 Perth Amboy 50,512
2.00 Lakewood 49,646
2.00 Plainfield 49,365
2.00 West New York 48,973
4.00 Hoboken 48,515
3.33 West Babylon 43,754

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Kings County 2,486,119
3.33 Queens County 2,213,977
4.00 New York County 1,588,257
3.66 Suffolk County 1,487,177
1.66 Bronx County 1,374,593
4.33 Nassau County 1,332,947
4.33 Westchester County 944,249
4.33 Bergen County 900,730
4.33 Middlesex County 804,299
3.66 Essex County 781,668
4.00 Monmouth County 628,920
3.33 Hudson County 627,589
2.66 Ocean County 572,991
4.00 Union County 532,378
3.00 Passaic County 498,009
4.33 Morris County 491,307
3.66 Richmond County 466,034
3.66 Orange County 371,833
4.33 Somerset County 321,304
4.00 Rockland County 308,682
3.66 Dutchess County 296,842
3.66 Sussex County 149,589
4.33 Hunterdon County 128,355
4.00 Putnam County 99,662
3.33 Pike County 57,242

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Trenton Metro Area 365,318
3.00 Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918
2.00 Dover Metro Area 159,936
2.33 New Haven Metro Area 858,759
3.33 Albany Metro Area 868,231

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Boston Metro Area 4,521,737
3.00 Chicago Metro Area 9,425,706
3.00 Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918
2.66 Los Angeles Metro Area 12,777,695
4.33 Washington, D.C. Metro Area 5,503,801

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Edgemont Union Free School District 3
4.33 Jericho Union Free School District 5
4.33 Scarsdale Union Free School District 7
4.33 Great Neck Union Free School District 10
4.33 Rye City School District 5
4.33 Chappaqua Central School District 6
4.33 Manhasset Union Free School District 4
4.33 Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District 3
4.33 New Canaan School District 5
4.33 Bronxville Union Free School District 3
4.33 Rye Neck Union Free School District 4
4.33 Roslyn Union Free School District 5
4.33 Millburn Township School District 7
Moonachie School District 1
4.33 Syosset Central School District 10
4.33 Princeton School District 6
4.33 Port Washington Union Free School District 7
4.33 Mountain Lakes School District 4
4.33 Pascack Valley Regional High School District 2
4.33 Byram Hills Central School District 4
4.33 Mamaroneck Union Free School District 6
4.33 Harborfields Central School District 4
4.33 Northern Highlands Regional High School District 1
4.33 Summit School District 9
Valley Stream Union Free School District No. 24 3

Top Public Schools

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

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Parsippany Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Hackensack Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf Private, Special Education PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Harriet Eisman Community School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
The Milton School Private, Special Education 7-12 High
4.33 Horace Mann School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Trinity School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Hotchkiss School Private, Boarding 9-12 High
4.33 Dalton School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Hunter College High School Private 7-12 Middle, High
The Daytop Preparatory School Private, Alternative 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 The Lawrenceville School Private, Boarding 9-12 High
The Karafin School Private, Special Education 9-12 High
Lexington School for the Deaf Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Benway School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Abundant Life Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Cooke Center for Learning & Development Private, Special Education 9-12 High
4.33 Princeton Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Packer Collegiate Institute Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Rye Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Collegiate School Private, All-Boys K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Whitestone Academy Private 7-12 High
East Mountain School Private, Special Education 7-12 High
The Hallen School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Hackley School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

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

Around New York City

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
White 49.32% 64.16% 58.70% 75.60% 55.31% 31.99% 65.41% 48.99%
Hispanic 22.57% 16.05% 17.39% 8.79% 20.35% 44.12% 7.59% 13.46%
African American 16.26% 12.21% 14.46% 6.75% 17.14% 6.74% 20.20% 25.47%
Asian 9.83% 4.67% 7.27% 6.39% 5.56% 14.55% 4.85% 9.11%
Multiracial 1.27% 1.85% 1.42% 1.56% 1.27% 1.85% 1.55% 2.34%
Other 0.56% 0.21% 0.47% 0.74% 0.20% 0.26% 0.22% 0.35%
Native American 0.13% 0.66% 0.24% 0.11% 0.10% 0.18% 0.12% 0.20%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.15% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.25% 0.01% 0.04%

Age

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
9 years and under 12% 13% 12% 12% 14% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 10% 12% 12% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 10% 9% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 14% 14% 14% 15% 13% 15%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 14% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 12% 11% 10% 12% 11%
65 and over 13% 13% 13% 13% 11% 11% 13% 10%

Education Levels

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 16% 15% 15% 10% 14% 22% 12% 10%
High school diploma or equivalent 27% 29% 28% 25% 25% 20% 31% 19%
Some college or associate degree 22% 29% 24% 23% 27% 27% 24% 23%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 18% 24% 21% 20% 20% 25%
Master's degree or higher 15% 10% 14% 19% 13% 11% 13% 22%

Gender

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Male 48.2% 49.2% 48.4% 48.4% 48.9% 49.4% 48.2% 48.7%
Female 51.8% 50.8% 51.6% 51.6% 51.1% 50.6% 51.8% 51.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Rent 47.4% 33.9% 45.2% 37.3% 32.7% 49.2% 30.7% 34.4%
Own 52.6% 66.1% 54.8% 62.7% 67.3% 50.8% 69.3% 65.6%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Assault 371.3 280.9 310.4 450.4 453.1 214.9 541.9 537.5
Murder 4.9 5.6 4.4 8.0 18.5 7.2 20.4 13.9
Rape 13.9 29.2 15.9 37.6 NA 23.6 56.2 37.3
Robbery 238.5 150.7 194.7 269.5 497.6 217.7 495.3 589.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City Metro Area United States New York Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Burglary 229.9 718.3 341.2 534.2 839.9 433.9 776.0 556.5
Larceny 1402.7 2276.2 1628.0 2126.5 2684.9 1429.7 2442.3 3510.2
Motor vehicle theft 97.8 275.5 101.4 234.2 627.7 362.7 398.5 561.3

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
39°
25°
42°
26°
49°
33°
59°
42°
69°
51°
79°
61°
84°
66°
82°
65°
75°
58°
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47°
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Precipitation
3.6"
3.1"
4.5"
4.2"
3.9"
4.0"
4.1"
4.0"
3.9"
3.9"
3.8"
3.9"
Snowfall
6.5"
7.7"
4.0"
0.8"
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0.4"
4.6"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 39°
    25°
  • 42°
    26°
  • 49°
    33°
  • 59°
    42°
  • 69°
    51°
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    61°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.6"
  • 3.1"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.0"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.9"

    Snowfall

  • 6.5"
  • 7.7"
  • 4.0"
  • 0.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
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  • 4.6"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 39°
    25°
  • 42°
    26°
  • 49°
    33°
  • 59°
    42°
  • 69°
    51°
  • 79°
    61°
  • 84°
    66°
  • 82°
    65°
  • 75°
    58°
  • 64°
    47°
  • 54°
    39°
  • 44°
    30°

    Precipitation

  • 3.6"
  • 3.1"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.2"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.0"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.9"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.9"

    Snowfall

  • 6.5"
  • 7.7"
  • 4.0"
  • 0.8"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
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  • 4.6"