Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    139,001
  • Population Density
    83,654 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    2 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    128 3.1
Harlem is a neighborhood in New York City with 139,001 residents. It has very high home values and average rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 128 reviews
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    • 3
    Weather: it changes, and its mixed up a lot.
    • 3
    Housing: There's a lot of building not much houses however enough apartments for many families.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: the day time is pretty safe however the night time pretty sketchy.
    • 3
    Community: It great during the day for the most part people are very friendly and likable. People greet each other as they walk by however at night you need to look over your shoulder.
    • 4
    Weather: For the most part natural disasters don't happen very often.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Hamilton Heights 65,517
3.33 Morningside Heights 43,710
2.66 East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) 98,744
3.33 Manhattan Valley 30,868
1.66 Washington Heights 163,668
3.66 Central Park 3,689

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Upper Westside 130,732
4.00 Yorkville 74,411
4.00 Upper Eastside 111,986
3.00 Astoria Long Island City 123,603
2.66 Jackson Heights 110,549

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.66 New York City Geographic District No. 3 47
2.66 New York City Geographic District No. 4 35
2.00 New York City Geographic District No. 5 33
1.66 New York City Geographic District No. 6 46

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 Bronx High School of Science 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
Hospital Schools Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
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 P.S. 41 - Crocheron Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 P.S. 46 - Alley Pond Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 South Bronx Classical Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 P.S. 159 Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 P.S. 98 - The Douglaston School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 P.S. 205 - Alexander Graham Bell Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 American Sign Language & English Lower School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 P.S. 31 - Bayside Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Icahn Charter School 4 Public, Charter K-3 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 Horace Mann School Private K-12 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
The Hallen School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
High Point School of Bergen County Private, Special Education 9-12 High
Palisades Regional Academy Private, Special Education 8-12 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 Regis High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
4.00 ECF - Fieldston Middle/Upper School Private 6-8 Middle
4.00 Dwight-Englewood School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, 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
The Biondi School Private, Special Education 7-12 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 Yeshivath Viznitz
3.00 CUNY City College of New York
3.00 CUNY Lehman College
3.00 Sarah Lawrence College
2.66 Pratt Institute

Around Harlem

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Harlem United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside Yorkville
African American 60.79% 12.21% 14.46% 16.26% 7.75% 2.18% 1.88% 5.79% 2.39%
Hispanic 23.61% 16.05% 17.39% 22.57% 31.24% 55.04% 5.94% 11.32% 8.80%
White 9.65% 64.16% 58.70% 49.32% 42.72% 15.46% 81.51% 74.15% 79.27%
Asian 3.00% 4.67% 7.27% 9.83% 15.56% 24.14% 8.85% 6.14% 7.78%
Multiracial 2.03% 1.85% 1.42% 1.27% 1.26% 1.80% 1.43% 2.18% 1.47%
Other 0.68% 0.21% 0.47% 0.56% 1.17% 1.14% 0.24% 0.29% 0.18%
Native American 0.11% 0.66% 0.24% 0.13% 0.21% 0.20% 0.12% 0.09% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.15% 0.02% 0.02% 0.04% 0% 0% 0% 0.08%

Age

Harlem United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside Yorkville
9 years and under 12% 13% 12% 12% 9% 11% 9% 10% 9%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 7% 9% 4% 5% 4%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10% 9% 11% 10% 6% 6% 8%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 14% 24% 17% 22% 19% 25%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 14% 16% 16% 16% 16% 16%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 15% 15% 12% 15% 12% 14% 11%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 12% 11% 9% 11% 11% 14% 13%
65 and over 11% 13% 13% 13% 12% 11% 20% 16% 14%

Education Levels

Harlem United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside Yorkville
Less than a high school diploma 23% 15% 15% 16% 21% 25% 3% 5% 4%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 29% 28% 27% 23% 28% 7% 7% 7%
Some college or associate degree 23% 29% 24% 22% 20% 21% 11% 11% 12%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 18% 21% 24% 17% 40% 33% 39%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 14% 15% 11% 9% 40% 43% 38%

Gender

Harlem United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside Yorkville
Male 45.5% 49.2% 48.4% 48.2% 49.1% 51.3% 44.6% 46.9% 42.6%
Female 54.5% 50.8% 51.6% 51.8% 50.9% 48.7% 55.4% 53.1% 57.4%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Harlem United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside Yorkville
Rent 87.0% 33.9% 45.2% 47.4% 83.4% 62.6% 62.9% 68.5% 71.7%
Own 13.0% 66.1% 54.8% 52.6% 16.6% 37.4% 37.1% 31.5% 28.3%

Resident Opinions

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