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  • Population
    163,667
  • Population Density
    83,755 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    2 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    117 3
Washington Heights is a neighborhood in New York City with 163,667 residents. It has very high home values and high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 3
    Food & Drink: Many similar restaurants, but they are in high demand.
    • 3
    Employment: Not many job opportunities, but there are some.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: It's NYC there's always going to be suspicious activity, but it's nothing super scary.
    • 3
    Housing: Many of the building in the area are old but it's a decent area.
    • 3
    Health & Fitness: Some individuals care for their healths, others do not. Hospital could be better, but they're pretty good in comparison to others.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
1.66 Inwood 38,396
2.00 Hamilton Heights 65,516
2.33 Harlem 139,001

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) 98,744
3.66 Upper Westside 130,731
4.00 Upper Eastside 111,985
3.00 Astoria Long Island City 123,602
2.66 Jackson Heights 110,548

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
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 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. 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 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

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
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
4.00 Marymount School Private, Religious, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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 University of Connecticut - Stamford
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

Around Washington Heights

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Washington Heights United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside
Hispanic 69.90% 16.62% 17.90% 22.94% 29.85% 49.09% 56.59% 6.81% 10.68%
White 17.47% 63.25% 57.80% 49.04% 43.60% 15.26% 15.43% 80.07% 73.55%
African American 8.13% 12.23% 14.42% 15.89% 8.43% 25.56% 1.97% 2.34% 5.66%
Asian 2.70% 4.83% 7.54% 9.93% 15.68% 7.76% 23.06% 8.83% 7.54%
Multiracial 1.23% 2.05% 1.59% 1.46% 1.58% 1.27% 1.85% 1.54% 2.19%
Other 0.48% 0.19% 0.48% 0.57% 0.53% 0.90% 0.79% 0.29% 0.28%
Native American 0.08% 0.66% 0.24% 0.14% 0.30% 0.02% 0.32% 0.10% 0.10%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.14% 0% 0.02% 0%

Age

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

Education Levels

Washington Heights United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside
Less than a high school diploma 32% 14% 15% 15% 20% 29% 24% 3% 4%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 28% 27% 26% 22% 25% 29% 7% 7%
Some college or associate degree 19% 29% 25% 22% 20% 17% 21% 11% 11%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 19% 21% 25% 17% 17% 40% 34%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 14% 15% 13% 12% 9% 40% 44%

Gender

Washington Heights United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside
Male 48.6% 49.2% 48.5% 48.3% 49.6% 47.0% 50.7% 43.7% 46.3%
Female 51.4% 50.8% 51.5% 51.7% 50.4% 53.0% 49.3% 56.3% 53.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Washington Heights United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City East Harlem (El Barrio/Spanish Harlem) Jackson Heights Upper Eastside Upper Westside
Rent 90.5% 35.1% 45.8% 47.5% 84.3% 94.2% 64.3% 63.9% 67.9%
Own 9.5% 64.9% 54.2% 52.5% 15.7% 5.8% 35.7% 36.1% 32.1%