A+ Kingston Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Kingston Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than New York
1033% more expensive than the US average
New York
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kingston cost of living
B- Kingston Crime Total crime is 32% higher than New York
Total crime
2,3708% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 438% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Kingston crime
D- Kingston Employment Household income is 28% lower than New York
Median household income
$43,51121% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,39218% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%26% higher than the US average
Kingston employment
F Kingston Housing Home value is 42% lower than New York
Median home value
$167,00010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0187% higher than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Kingston real estate or Kingston rentals
F Kingston Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Kingston K-12 schools

Living in Kingston, NY

Kingston, New York is a moderately-sized city with a population of 23,506 residents. Kingston has a population density of 3,142 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Kingston is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian.

Are you trying to decide if living in Kingston is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in New York, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Kingston and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New York and national averages.

Kingston, NY receives 66/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #644 in New York and #16,122 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Kingston ranks very well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Kingston. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Kingston has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hudson River Maritime Museum, Hudson River Cruises, Inc., and Rondout Lighthouse.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Kingston is real estate affordability. The median home price for Kingston homes is $167,000, which is 41.7% lower than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kingston, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 19.1% lower than the New York average.

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      Kingston, NY is a wonderful place to live. I love the community, set amidst all of its historic sites and natural beauty. I fell in love with Kingston the first time I visited, and I knew it was the place for me. I love the arts and the culture of the entire community. There are so many interesting museums to browse around, especially the Trolley Museum. The entire historic district of Kingston is the best area. It is fascinating, and there is so much history in this beautiful city. The tranquil yet mighty Hudson River stretches along Kingston. The boaters are out almost year round!

      I love taking the scenic cruises that leave from Kingston daily. It is truly a nature lover's paradise to relax and enjoy a gorgeous day! I especially love the Rondout Lighthouse! The area has grown so much in recent years, and there are plenty of stores, restaurants, and small businesses. Everyone has made me feel welcome here!
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      Source: The Kingston, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).