Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    138,718
  • Population Density
    40,837 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    44 3.2
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
3.2 from 44 reviews
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    • 2
    Housing: It doesn't seem like there are vacant or abandoned properties but it is not a clean area. A lot of garbage on the sidewalk.. hope there are more cleaners who keep the neighborhood clean. There are a lot of old buildings that needs renovations.
    • 2
    Crime & Safety: Hope there are more police around. There was gun shot accident few month ago. I don't feel safe at all in this neighborhood especially at night.
    • 2
    Community: This area is not very safe neighborhood I will say... there was gun shot accident few month ago so I don't really want to interact with the community. Hope there are more police around the neighborhood and renovate old buildings.
    • 4
    Weather: There isn't much natural disasters in this area. just snow in the winter and some storms.
    • 2
    Food & Drink: There are no good restaurants in this neighborhood. Where I live is not a great neighborhood, so there is no fancy restaurant but there is a lot of delis which is open 24 hours.

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%