See Which New York Cities Made the List
Based on a Population of at least 45k
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
With so many great attractions that New York has to offer, it’s no doubt that the state is a desirable place to be for many. The Empire State is home to wonderful locales including Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, and four mountain ranges. Talk about the diversity in terrains! Whether you thrive on the hustle and bustle of the City that Never Sleeps or prefers the peace and quiet of Upstate, you can be assured that New York has many safe communities. In fact, 5 of New York’s cities made it to our list of top 100 safest cities in the United States.
Of the 25 scored cities in New York, 15 of them have a Safety Score above 80. Ramapo Town is ranked as the #1 safest city in the state, with a score of 91.25. Runner-up cities include Yonkers (88.61), Greenburgh Town (88.24), New Rochelle (86.41), and White Plains (86.09), to name a few.
Taking a closer look at the metropolitan areas, New York City scored 85.09 in safety. This is pretty incredible considering how heavily populated it is. It is reported that in 2014, it had a population of well over 8 million people! Not only is the city considered safe, it is home to many iconic landmarks. Additionally, the job market in NYC is booming in a plethora of sectors, including the tech, hospitality, management, and media/marketing fields. As of 2016, the city had the second-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world, and the highest density of millionaires per capita among major U.S. cities in 2014. Regardless of your interests and skills, finding a job here will likely be more lucrative than many other regions in the state or country.