Williamsburg - New York City, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    138,718
  • Population Density
    40,837 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    61 3.3
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in New York City with 138,718 residents. It has very high home values and high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 61 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience: The gentrification has caused many renters who have seen there for years to move elsewhere due to the rising price of rent. The community is not bad and for the majority I feel safe.
    • 3
    Local Businesses: I wish we had more retail stores so I don't have to go else where to shop but that's my only complaint.
    • 4
    Food & Drink: There's a lot of good places but most of the best ones are on the north side.
    • 3
    Employment: A lot of the employment problem is the fact that new York is becoming over crowded.
    • 4
    Weather: Its great weather, other than hurricane sandy.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Greenpoint 32,507
2.00 Bedford Stuyvesant 150,198
3.00 Clinton Hill 24,563
2.33 Brooklyn Navy Yard 465
1.66 Bushwick 112,161
3.00 Maspeth 35,076
2.66 Ridgewood 75,853

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Crown Heights 150,652
3.00 Lower Eastside 73,543
3.00 Astoria Long Island City 123,602
4.00 Upper Eastside 111,985
4.00 Yorkville 74,410

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 New York City Geographic District No. 24 51
2.33 New York City Geographic District No. 14 42
0.66 New York City Geographic District No. 32 27

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Stuyvesant High School Public 9-12 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 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 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College 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 P.S. 188 - Kingsbury 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
4.33 Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Public 9-12 High
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
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
4.33 Friends Seminary Private, Religious K-12 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
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
4.00 Berkeley Carroll School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
New York Institute for Special Education Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 United Nations International School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Convent of the Sacred Heart Private, Religious, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Lycée Français de New York Private 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 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 Williamsburg

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Crown Heights Lower Eastside Upper Eastside Yorkville
White 56.48% 63.25% 57.80% 49.04% 43.60% 13.91% 20.72% 80.07% 79.49%
Hispanic 32.04% 16.62% 17.90% 22.94% 29.85% 11.73% 28.34% 6.81% 8.48%
African American 5.38% 12.23% 14.42% 15.89% 8.43% 70.37% 6.94% 2.34% 2.45%
Asian 4.61% 4.83% 7.54% 9.93% 15.68% 2.06% 41.14% 8.83% 7.57%
Multiracial 1.07% 2.05% 1.59% 1.46% 1.58% 1.32% 1.65% 1.54% 1.70%
Other 0.36% 0.19% 0.48% 0.57% 0.53% 0.41% 0.84% 0.29% 0.14%
Native American 0.05% 0.66% 0.24% 0.14% 0.30% 0.20% 0.37% 0.10% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.01% 0.02% 0.02% 0.18%

Age

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Crown Heights Lower Eastside Upper Eastside Yorkville
9 years and under 17% 13% 12% 12% 9% 13% 8% 9% 8%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10% 10% 7% 11% 8% 4% 4%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 9% 11% 11% 9% 5% 6%
25 to 34 years 24% 13% 14% 14% 25% 17% 18% 23% 25%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13% 14% 15% 13% 15% 15% 16%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 15% 15% 13% 13% 13% 12% 12%
55 to 64 years 8% 12% 12% 12% 9% 10% 12% 11% 13%
65 and over 8% 13% 14% 13% 12% 11% 18% 20% 16%

Education Levels

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Crown Heights Lower Eastside Upper Eastside Yorkville
Less than a high school diploma 25% 14% 15% 15% 20% 21% 35% 3% 3%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 28% 27% 26% 22% 31% 21% 7% 7%
Some college or associate degree 18% 29% 25% 22% 20% 24% 15% 11% 11%
Bachelor's degree 23% 18% 19% 21% 25% 16% 20% 40% 42%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 14% 15% 13% 8% 9% 40% 37%

Gender

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Crown Heights Lower Eastside Upper Eastside Yorkville
Male 49.6% 49.2% 48.5% 48.3% 49.6% 45.1% 47.5% 43.7% 42.1%
Female 50.4% 50.8% 51.5% 51.7% 50.4% 54.9% 52.5% 56.3% 57.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Williamsburg United States New York New York City Metro Area Astoria Long Island City Crown Heights Lower Eastside Upper Eastside Yorkville
Rent 86.0% 35.1% 45.8% 47.5% 84.3% 85.5% 86.3% 63.9% 73.4%
Own 14.0% 64.9% 54.2% 52.5% 15.7% 14.5% 13.7% 36.1% 26.6%

Resident Opinions

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 7 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 8 responses

  • 12% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 12% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 50% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 25% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 10 responses

  • 20% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 60% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 10% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 10% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.