New York City, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    8,354,889
  • Population Density
    17,661 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    468 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    6,979 3.3
New York City is a large city in New York with 8,354,889 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 6,979 reviews
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    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Highbridge: There had been recently several robbery in the neighborhood that scare me. I have notice police present which is good.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Highbridge: It can be better, but it seem to be getting worse. They just opened a liguor store around the corner from my hose. It was once a laundry room, but it couldn't keep up with the water bills. We need positive businesses and people to care for the neighborhood a little more. There are houses and apartment in the neighborhood which is a plus. There are parks which I lot of people don't take advance of.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Sunset Park: Definitely less crime around than when I was younger.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Sunset Park: Can't wait to move back to Sunset after graduation.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Mott Haven: No graffiti or unkept areas no more.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Flushing 215,682
Upper West Side 213,610
Upper East Side 207,332
Harlem 196,516
Borough Park 173,732
Bedford-Stuyvesant 172,536
East Flatbush 164,154
Jamaica 157,627
Washington Heights 154,428
Crown Heights 147,563
Williamsburg 146,061
East New York 133,837
Sheepshead Bay 123,509
East Harlem 122,048
Bushwick 121,279
Sunset Park 114,174
Elmhurst 109,461
Jackson Heights 108,753
Flatbush 107,742
Richmond Hill 105,087
Gravesend 98,883
Astoria 96,055
Fordham 92,502
Canarsie 91,159
Midwood 90,605
Bensonhurst 89,678
Longwood 81,883
Forest Hills 75,646
Corona 75,146
Brownsville 74,172
East Village 74,118
Kingsbridge 72,996
Midtown 72,130
Bayside 70,487
Flatlands 69,710
Wakefield 66,235
Parkchester 66,212
Chelsea 65,971
East Elmhurst 64,427
Ridgewood 64,071
Lower East Side 62,236
Bay Ridge 61,671
Ozone Park 60,863
Queens Village 59,357
Norwood 57,779
Kensington 57,366
Inwood 57,195
Cypress Hills 56,475
Woodside 54,185
Hell's Kitchen 53,923
Mott Haven 53,015
Maspeth 52,530
Rego Park 51,996
Concourse Village 51,517
Allerton 50,577
Sunnyside 50,368
Long Island City 50,003
St. Albans 48,818
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens 48,187
Ditmars Steinway 47,980
Soundview 46,965
South Ozone Park 46,570
Brighton Beach 46,040
Park Slope 45,253
Far Rockaway 45,235
Whitestone 44,461
Rosedale 42,394
Woodhaven 41,864
Dyker Heights 40,726
Morris Heights 40,627
Williamsbridge 40,032
Claremont Village 39,803
Glendale 39,070
Belmont 39,023
Co-op City 38,741
Greenpoint 38,025
Bath Beach 37,747
Throgs Neck 37,420
Morningside Heights 36,812
Springfield Gardens 35,463
Kew Gardens Hills 34,965
Kips Bay 34,919
West Village 34,127
Fort Greene 33,565
Mount Hope 32,874
Highbridge 31,338
Fort Hamilton 31,338
East Morrisania 31,289
Bellerose 30,610
Clinton Hill 30,579
Hollis 30,579
Morrisania 30,176
Greenwich Village 30,154
Middle Village 29,853
Fresh Meadows 29,620
Cambria Heights 29,441
Great Kills 29,293
College Point 29,052
Howard Beach 28,742
Briarwood 27,924
University Heights 27,549
Financial District 27,482
Murray Hill 27,420
Morris Park 26,743
Woodrow 26,373
Edenwald 25,973
Unionport 25,480
Clason Point 25,202
Mount Eden 25,168
Tremont 24,946
Coney Island 24,942
Melrose 24,795
Arden Heights 24,216
Laurelton 23,815
Marine Park 23,597
Concourse 23,543
Brooklyn Heights 23,532
Gramercy 23,117
Chinatown 23,022
New Springville 22,980
Mariners Harbor 22,535
South Slope 22,407
Rossville 22,213
Prospect Heights 21,940
Stuyvesant Town 21,761
Kew Gardens 21,695
West Farms 21,482
Carroll Gardens 20,473
Pelham Gardens 20,449
Bull's Head 20,162
Floral Park 19,685
Graniteville 19,512
Bronxdale 19,421
Jamaica Estates 19,380
Gowanus 19,170
Castleton Corners 18,883
Randall Manor 18,683
Bayswater 18,653
Riverdale 18,266
Emerson Hill 17,458
Arrochar 17,393
Van Nest 17,260
Windsor Terrace 17,131
Tribeca 16,923
West Brighton 16,716
North Riverdale 16,709
Eltingville 16,486
Bay Terrace 16,242
Baychester 16,035
Rockaway Park 16,019
Douglaston 15,990
Little Neck 15,819
Rockaway Beach 15,803
Park Hill 15,688
Tottenville 15,485
Arverne 15,411
Castle Hill 15,400
Bergen Beach 15,241
Port Richmond 15,170
Westchester Square 15,015
Battery Park City 15,003
Pelham Bay 14,857
Westerleigh 14,557
Boerum Hill 14,289
Bay Terrace, Staten Island 14,082
Huguenot 13,885
Eastchester 13,790
SoHo 13,753
Prince's Bay 13,735
Dongan Hills 13,636
Two Bridges 13,593
Jamaica Hills 13,563
Oakwood 13,223
Flatiron District 13,196
Edgemere 13,051
Schuylerville 12,890
St. George 12,545
Olinville 12,246
Hunts Point 12,223
Downtown Brooklyn 12,165
Roosevelt Island 12,050
Spuyten Duyvil 11,774
Mill Basin 11,678
Tompkinsville 11,076
Concord 11,045
Lighthouse Hill 10,891
South Beach 10,841
Clifton 10,787
New Dorp 10,555
Red Hook 10,440
Cobble Hill 10,028
Marble Hill 9,427
Woodlawn 8,994
Stapleton 8,952
Midland Beach 8,925
Gerritsen Beach 8,914
Shore Acres 8,669
Country Club 8,539
Todt Hill 8,461
Belle Harbor 7,930
Glen Oaks 7,394
Holliswood 7,356
Fieldston 7,337
Willowbrook 6,903
Grymes Hill 6,797
Nolita 6,722
Civic Center 6,551
Richmondtown 6,239
Theater District 6,190
New Dorp Beach 5,986
Fort Wadsworth 5,985
Hollis Hills 5,799
Silver Lake 5,618
Vinegar Hill 5,367
Grant City 5,357
New Brighton 5,280
Little Italy 5,167
Rosebank 5,054
Pleasant Plains 4,898
Manhattan Beach 4,880
Neponsit 4,753
NoHo 4,560
City Island 4,336
Sea Gate 4,287
Breezy Point 4,084
Columbia St 3,880
DUMBO 3,798
Port Morris 3,071
Chelsea, Staten Island 2,712
Broad Channel 2,058
Randall's Island 1,580
Charleston 1,346
Howland Hook 1,106
Navy Yard 0
Bloomfield

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Queens 2,280,602
4.33 Manhattan 1,618,398
3.33 Brooklyn 2,570,801
4.00 Edgewater 11,969
2.33 The Bronx 1,413,566
2.66 Guttenberg 11,397
2.66 West New York 51,511
3.66 Weehawken Township 13,113
4.00 Fort Lee 36,048
4.00 Hoboken 51,979
3.66 Harbor Hills 535
2.33 North Bergen Township 62,114
3.66 Englewood Cliffs 5,346
4.00 Great Neck Estates 2,791
3.33 Bellerose Terrace 1,975
4.33 University Gardens 4,059
4.33 Pelham Manor 5,539
4.00 Bellerose 1,072
3.66 Jersey City 255,861
2.33 Mount Vernon 67,962
Pelham Town 12,523
4.00 Lake Success 2,985
2.66 Inwood 9,609
3.66 Floral Park 16,190
3.33 Elmont 36,762
4.00 South Valley Stream 6,293
3.66 North Valley Stream 17,247
4.00 Tenafly 14,672
4.00 Woodmere 17,067
3.66 Valley Stream 37,764
3.33 Yonkers 198,654
4.00 North New Hyde Park 15,230
3.33 Lawrence 6,511
2.00 Atlantic Beach 1,613
3.33 Alpine 1,710
3.66 New Rochelle 78,476
2.66 Bayonne 64,763
North Hempstead Town 228,245
Hempstead Town 765,852
3.00 Staten Island 471,522
2.33 Elizabeth 126,964
3.00 Linden 41,054
3.00 Carteret 23,770
2.33 Keansburg 10,011
3.00 Port Reading 3,836
Woodbridge Township 100,344
2.00 Perth Amboy 51,727
3.66 Aberdeen Township 18,216
3.00 South Amboy 8,749
3.66 Sayreville 43,962
Old Bridge Township 66,272

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Philadelphia 1,546,920
4.00 Washington, D.C. 633,736
4.00 Boston 639,594
3.66 Chicago 2,712,608
3.66 Los Angeles 3,862,210

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Stuyvesant High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Staten Island Technical High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Townsend Harris High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Bronx High School of Science Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Bard High School Early College Queens Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 High School of American Studies at Lehman College Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Bard High School Early College Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Eleanor Roosevelt High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.00 North Queens Community High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 The Beacon School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.33 P.S. 47 The American Sign Language & English Secondary School Public, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.00 NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.00 P.S./I.S. 266 Public, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Scholars' Academy Public, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 I.S. 289 - Hudson River Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
4.33 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Bedford Academy High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Queens College School for Math, Science & Technology Public, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 East Side Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.66 Queens Academy High School Public, Alternative, Coed 10-12 High
3.33 P.S. 212 - Midtown West Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
4.33 The Brooklyn Latin School Public, Coed 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Hackensack Christian Schools Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Harriet Eisman Community School Private, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
The Milton School Private, Special Education, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Horace Mann School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Trinity School Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Dalton School Private, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Lexington School for the Deaf Private, Special Education, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Abundant Life Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Cooke Center for Learning & Development Private, Special Education, Coed 9-12 High
4.33 Collegiate School Private, All-Boys K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Whitestone Academy Private, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
Grace Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
High Point School of Bergen County Private, Special Education, Coed 9-12 High
Palisades Regional Academy Private, Special Education, Coed 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Friends Seminary Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Collegiate School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Poly Preparatory Country Day School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 ECF - Fieldston Middle/Upper School Private, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Dwight-Englewood School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Princeton University
The Juilliard School
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Barnard College
New York University
Manhattan School of Music
Rutgers University
Yeshiva University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Rutgers University - Newark
CUNY Baruch College
University of Connecticut - Stamford
CUNY Brooklyn College
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Hofstra University
Molloy College
St. John's University - New York
Fordham University
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Manhattan College
Yeshivath Viznitz
CUNY City College of New York

Around New York City

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
White 32.74% 63.25% 57.26% 49.04% 46.03% 32.17% 28.49% 36.20% 35.38%
Hispanic 28.82% 16.62% 18.17% 22.94% 18.37% 28.95% 48.59% 13.03% 9.88%
African American 22.58% 12.23% 14.42% 15.89% 22.69% 31.45% 8.85% 41.76% 48.72%
Asian 13.15% 4.83% 7.71% 9.93% 9.08% 5.69% 11.38% 6.63% 3.55%
Multiracial 1.67% 2.05% 1.68% 1.46% 2.31% 1.45% 2.09% 1.85% 2.01%
Other 0.82% 0.19% 0.49% 0.57% 1.31% 0.16% 0.28% 0.31% 0.21%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.24% 0.14% 0.19% 0.13% 0.16% 0.20% 0.22%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.02% 0.03% 0.01% 0.02% 0.15% 0.02% 0.03%

Age

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
9 years and under 12% 13% 12% 12% 10% 13% 13% 13% 11%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 10% 10% 7% 10% 10% 9% 6%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9% 18% 11% 11% 12% 13%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 14% 22% 19% 17% 17% 22%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 13% 14% 12% 14% 15% 12% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 15% 15% 11% 12% 13% 13% 12%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 12% 10% 10% 10% 11% 11%
65 and over 13% 13% 14% 13% 10% 11% 11% 12% 11%

Education Levels

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
Less than a high school diploma 20% 14% 15% 15% 15% 18% 25% 19% 11%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 27% 26% 22% 23% 19% 34% 19%
Some college or associate degree 21% 29% 25% 22% 18% 23% 24% 23% 17%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 19% 21% 24% 21% 21% 14% 23%
Master's degree or higher 14% 11% 15% 15% 20% 14% 11% 10% 30%

Gender

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
Female 52.4% 50.8% 51.5% 51.7% 52.2% 51.5% 50.4% 52.8% 52.7%
Male 47.6% 49.2% 48.5% 48.3% 47.8% 48.5% 49.6% 47.2% 47.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
Own 31.9% 64.9% 53.8% 52.5% 34.2% 44.7% 37.2% 52.9% 41.6%
Rent 68.1% 35.1% 46.2% 47.5% 65.8% 55.3% 62.8% 47.1% 58.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
Assault 371.3 264.1 298.0 242.6 418.1 460.0 251.8 481.1 607.7
Murder 3.9 5.2 3.9 3.7 8.1 15.1 6.7 15.9 15.9
Rape 25.8 36.8 25.4 42.8 49.3 28.8 77.4 71.3
Robbery 195.7 135.0 161.4 171.3 256.7 359.9 203.5 447.1 490.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

New York City, NY United States New York New York City Metro Area Boston, MA Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C.
Burglary 187.8 575.0 267.2 253.7 409.5 533.6 385.7 621.8 525.6
Larceny 1323.0 2114.0 1486.5 1266.4 1998.3 2224.6 1389.4 2398.5 3928.0
Motor vehicle theft 91.2 257.3 91.1 114.7 231.0 367.9 352.9 367.4 559.0

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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80°
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Precipitation
3.2"
2.8"
4.0"
4"
3.8"
3.9"
4.5"
4.1"
3.7"
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7.4"
9.1"
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5.2"

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    Precipitation

  • 3.2"
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  • 4.5"
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    Snowfall

  • 7.4"
  • 9.1"
  • 4.4"
  • 0.5"
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  • 0"
  • 0"
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  • 5.2"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 39°
    27°
  • 42°
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  • 50°
    35°
  • 61°
    44°
  • 71°
    54°
  • 80°
    64°
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    70°
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    69°
  • 76°
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  • 65°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.2"
  • 2.8"
  • 4.0"
  • 4"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.1"
  • 3.7"
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    Snowfall

  • 7.4"
  • 9.1"
  • 4.4"
  • 0.5"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.3"
  • 5.2"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 1106 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 26% Not sure
  • 19% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 1704 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 1613 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 1582 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 1615 responses

  • 8% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 38% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 39% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 15% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 629 responses

  • 46% Very accepting.
  • 41% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 11% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 1% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 1995 responses

  • 21% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 53% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 22% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 4% 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 766 responses

  • 14% I love everything about it.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 859 responses

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