This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to Los Angeles, New York has a high population density. New York is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
New York, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. New York has a population density of 27,441, with 8,323,261 current residents.
Out of the 8,323,261 current residents, 47% are male and 52% are female. 47% of the residents are married and 52% are single.
- 61% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 23% Snow
55°F average temperature
- 56 years Median home age
- $458,960 Median home price
- -8.93% Home appreciation rate
- 6.88% Annual property tax
As for living in New York, the air quality is 22% and the weather, on average, is 61% sunny, 46% rainy, and 23% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in New York, you should know that 28.3% of homes are owned while 64.8% of homes are rented, and 6.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $458,960, the median age of homes is 56 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.93% and the annual property tax is 6.88%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of New York, it’s important to determine the crime rate. New York’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in New York is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 79.43% Democratic, 19.99% Republican, and 0.59% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
72%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at New York, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.30% of residents are unemployed in New York (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed New York residents: 13.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.07% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.7% are in the customer service field, 27.5% are in the sales field, 0.05% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 72.08%, 5.21% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.85% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 11.47% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in New York, you should be aware that the average commute time is 43 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of New York have a few different options. 25% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 52% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.