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Niche Grade
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  • Population
    55,613
  • Population Density
    55,707 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    <1 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    26 3.8
Chelsea is a neighborhood in New York City with 55,613 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 4
    Weather: New York is fairly temperate but the effects of climate change can be felt. Especially with hurricane Sandy many New Yorkers became aware of how vulnerable they were to flooding. We've experienced more violent storms in recent years. Overall the fall and spring are the most amenable to everyone. In the winter everyone's in a rush to make it from one warm building to another and in the summer with all the metal, glass and concrete the hear can become oppressive. But overall the weather in NYC is pretty great.
    • 5
    Food & Drink: New York and especially the Chelsea neighborhood has amazing nightlife, and restaurants. The only are where it can fall short is price point although it can be a matter of opinion how expensive something is and often the more affordable options are pretty low key local spots.
    • 3
    Community: There's a fair number of politically active people in the area and there's a fair number of disaffected individuals who don't care. Almost everyone has some cause though. Whether its local community or political or environmental. Almost everyone has an activist streak for their own cause.
    • 3
    Outdoors: New York actually has some of the best tap water in the country and so drinking from the tap is perfectly acceptable. We get our water from reservoirs upstate some of which are currently being threatened by fracking. Otherwise it's a fairly clean city with its own fair amount of litter and pollution as is to be expected of a city this size.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: New York is definitely not the life for everyone but for a lot of people the fast paced life and overall bustling nature of the city is perfect. The quality of life is good if you know how to balance life and work and when and where and how to slow down to smell the roses. It can be hard to put the rush aside which does get to a lot of people but its not impossible.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Greenwich Village West 32,869
3.66 Garment District 6,233
4.00 Flatiron District 2,943
3.33 Hell's Kitchen/Clinton 29,040
4.00 Madison Square 1,013
4.00 Greenwich Village 28,033

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Murray Hill (Manhattan) 35,802
4.00 Kips Bay 28,320
4.00 Lincoln 41,150
3.33 Greenwich Village East 60,814
3.00 Lower Eastside 73,543

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.66 New York City Geographic District No. 2 109

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Stuyvesant High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Technical School - Teterboro Public 9-12 Middle, High
4.33 High Tech High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) Public 9-12 High
4.33 Townsend Harris High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Bard High School Early College II Public 9-12 High
4.33 High School of American Studies at Lehman College Public 9-12 High
4.33 Bard High School Early College Public 9-12 High
4.33 Icahn Charter School 2 Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 Eleanor Roosevelt High School Public 9-12 High
North Queens Community High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Brooklyn Technical High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Beacon High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 South Bronx Classical Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 American Sign Language & English Lower School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Icahn Charter School 4 Public, Charter K-3 Elementary
4.00 P.S. 126 - Jacob August Riis Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 I.S. 289 - Hudson River Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts Public 9-12 High
4.00 Harlem Success Academy Charter School 3 Public, Charter K-4 Elementary
4.00 Bedford Academy High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Queens College School for Math, Science & Technology Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 East Side Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 P.S. 89 - Liberty School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Hackensack Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Trinity School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, 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
Lexington School for the Deaf Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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 Packer Collegiate Institute 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
High Point School of Bergen County Private, Special Education 9-12 High
4.33 Friends Seminary Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Collegiate School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Poly Preparatory Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Regis High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
Bethel Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Hudson School Private 5-12 High
4.00 Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Ann's School Private, Alternative PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Nightingale-Bamford School Private, All-Girls K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Marymount School Private, Religious, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Chapin School Private, All-Girls K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Loyola School Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
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 New York University
4.00 Manhattan School of Music
3.66 Yeshiva University
3.33 Stevens Institute of Technology
3.33 Rutgers University - Newark
3.33 CUNY Baruch College
3.33 CUNY Brooklyn College
3.33 Polytechnic Institute of New York University
3.33 Fashion Institute of Technology
3.00 Hofstra University
3.00 Molloy College
3.00 St. John's University - New York
3.00 Fordham University
3.00 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
3.00 Manhattan College
3.00 CUNY City College of New York
3.00 CUNY Lehman College
3.00 Sarah Lawrence College
2.66 Pratt Institute
2.66 The New School

Around Chelsea

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Chelsea United States New York New York City Metro Area Greenwich Village East Kips Bay Lincoln Lower Eastside Murray Hill (Manhattan)
White 65.44% 64.16% 58.70% 49.32% 50.61% 64.43% 68.27% 22.14% 74.16%
Hispanic 13.60% 16.05% 17.39% 22.57% 23.82% 16.66% 12.44% 27.17% 6.58%
Asian 11.62% 4.67% 7.27% 9.83% 15.98% 12.38% 13.00% 41.82% 13.75%
African American 6.01% 12.21% 14.46% 16.26% 6.89% 4.21% 4.13% 6.45% 3.07%
Multiracial 2.80% 1.85% 1.42% 1.27% 2.28% 1.64% 1.84% 1.32% 1.58%
Native American 0.39% 0.66% 0.24% 0.13% 0.02% 0.08% 0.08% 0.31% 0.21%
Other 0.10% 0.21% 0.47% 0.56% 0.36% 0.56% 0.15% 0.75% 0.62%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.15% 0.02% 0.02% 0% 0% 0.05% 0% 0%

Age

Chelsea United States New York New York City Metro Area Greenwich Village East Kips Bay Lincoln Lower Eastside Murray Hill (Manhattan)
9 years and under 6% 13% 12% 12% 5% 4% 11% 8% 6%
10 to 17 years 4% 11% 11% 11% 5% 4% 4% 8% 2%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9% 16% 19% 7% 9% 13%
25 to 34 years 25% 13% 14% 14% 24% 29% 21% 17% 33%
35 to 44 years 19% 14% 14% 14% 15% 13% 17% 15% 16%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 15% 15% 13% 11% 12% 14% 11%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 11% 10% 8% 12% 12% 9%
65 and over 11% 13% 13% 13% 11% 12% 17% 17% 10%

Education Levels

Chelsea United States New York New York City Metro Area Greenwich Village East Kips Bay Lincoln Lower Eastside Murray Hill (Manhattan)
Less than a high school diploma 6% 15% 15% 16% 17% 6% 5% 37% 2%
High school diploma or equivalent 8% 29% 28% 27% 14% 9% 6% 21% 5%
Some college or associate degree 14% 29% 24% 22% 14% 12% 10% 14% 11%
Bachelor's degree 39% 18% 18% 21% 35% 40% 33% 19% 45%
Master's degree or higher 33% 10% 14% 15% 21% 33% 46% 9% 37%

Gender

Chelsea United States New York New York City Metro Area Greenwich Village East Kips Bay Lincoln Lower Eastside Murray Hill (Manhattan)
Male 51.1% 49.2% 48.4% 48.2% 48.3% 47.8% 46.2% 46.9% 44.7%
Female 48.9% 50.8% 51.6% 51.8% 51.7% 52.2% 53.8% 53.1% 55.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Chelsea United States New York New York City Metro Area Greenwich Village East Kips Bay Lincoln Lower Eastside Murray Hill (Manhattan)
Rent 69.7% 33.9% 45.2% 47.4% 87.9% 78.3% 65.5% 87.0% 67.2%
Own 30.3% 66.1% 54.8% 52.6% 12.1% 21.7% 34.5% 13.0% 32.8%