Williamsburg - New York City, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    146,061
  • Population Density
    48,208 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    77 3.3
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in New York City with 146,061 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 77 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety: I believe God has kept my community safe.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I grew up in Williamsburg brooklyn and love it dearly. I plan to live here in the future as well.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: Rates of crime are much lower now than before.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The neighborhood is slowly getting better with time. However, it is still not the best place to live in.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety: The sense of safety that I feel towards this area I'd very pleasing since you don't really have many involvement with the police because your never usually in trouble. The prevalence of crime would be a crime committed every 5-6 months. For this reason I believe that is why I feel a lack of police presence here. The only concern that I have are the noise complaints since the police in my neighborhood don't really enforce the law to the extent. The only time I have seen the police do about noise are silent the ice cream trucks that stay in my block with the music playing at around 9pm

Demographics

Racial Diversity

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
White 57.14% 63.25% 57.26% 49.04%
Hispanic 30.30% 16.62% 18.17% 22.94%
African American 5.50% 12.23% 14.42% 15.89%
Asian 5.32% 4.83% 7.71% 9.93%
Multiracial 1.29% 2.05% 1.68% 1.46%
Other 0.40% 0.19% 0.49% 0.57%
Native American 0.06% 0.66% 0.24% 0.14%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.02% 0.03%

Age

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
9 years and under 16% 13% 12% 12%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 25% 13% 14% 14%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 7% 12% 12% 12%
65 and over 8% 13% 14% 13%

Education Levels

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 23% 14% 15% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 27% 26%
Some college or associate degree 18% 29% 25% 22%
Bachelor's degree 25% 18% 19% 21%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 15% 15%

Gender

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
Female 50.4% 50.8% 51.5% 51.7%
Male 49.6% 49.2% 48.5% 48.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
Own 15.1% 64.9% 53.8% 52.5%
Rent 84.9% 35.1% 46.2% 47.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
Assault 75.3 264.1 298.0 242.6
Murder 0 5.2 3.9 3.7
Robbery 44.5 135.0 161.4 171.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area
Burglary 109.5 575.0 267.2 253.7
Larceny 12.3 2114.0 1486.5 1266.4
Motor vehicle theft 30.1 257.3 91.1 114.7

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 33% Not sure
  • 11% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 16 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

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 13 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 18 responses

  • 11% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 28% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 44% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 17% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 20 responses

  • 15% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 65% 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.
  • 5% 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 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 7 responses

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