Upper West Side

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Overview for Upper West Side, NY

160,164 people live in Upper West Side, where the median age is 44.2 and the average individual income is $105,110.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

160,164

Total Population

44.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$105,110.82

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper West Side, NY

Upper West Side has 75,400 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper West Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 160,164 people call Upper West Side home. The population density is 109,084.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

160,164

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.2

Median Age

44.51 / 55.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
75,400

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$105,110.82

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Upper West Side, NY

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Upper West Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Anderson School (The)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Middle School 245 Computer School (The)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 247 Dual Language Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Collegiate School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Metropolitan Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Parkside School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Ps 87 William Sherman
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 811 Mickey Mantle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Louis Stevenson School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 9 Sarah Anderson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 75 Emily Dickinson
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Ps 84 Lillian Weber
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Middle School 243 Center School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 250 West Side Collaborative Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lafayette Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ps 333 Manhattan School For Children
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Innovation Diploma Plus
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Frank McCourt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Aichhorn School (The)
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 54 Booker T Washington
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 166 Richard Rogers School Of The Arts & Science (The)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Global Learning Collaborative (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Urban Assembly School For Green Careers (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Success Academy Charter School-Upper West
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Beit Rabban Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alexander Robertson School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Solomon Schechter School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 165 Robert E Simon
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Community Action School-Middle School 258
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
The Studio School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan West Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stephen Gaynor School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Twin Parks Montessori School - Central Park
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Ps 145 Bloomingdale School (The)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ps 163 Alfred E Smith
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Side Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Manhattan Children's Center (The)
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Basis Independent Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Rodeph Sholom School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The School At Columbia University
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Upper West Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper West Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

100
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Parlour Wine & Spirits, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Sunshine Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.04 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.84 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.55 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

About Upper West Side Real Estate

The perfect mix of what makes NYC great 
 
The search stops here. This is the home of arts and culture, iconic architecture, absolute luxury, and wide open green space. This is NYC sophistication at its finest, with Broadway theaters, art galleries, and museums. Residents expect culture, art, and luxury, and that’s what’s delivered. Over the years, many artists, musicians, and dancers have made their mark here. Add in quirky professors, writers, and bohemians who have also stamped their presence, and you have the perfect, upscale neighborhood. Just for good measure, though, let’s put in 843 acres of green paradise known as Central Park.
 
Want more? Okay, you also get the world-famous Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Opera. Let’s add in the New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, the American Museum of Natural History, and The Beacon Theatre. Residents also enjoy many fine-dining restaurants, romantic bistros, and trendy boutiques. Yes, the Upper West Side has it all, including historic architecture, such as the Beresford in Renaissance style, the San Remo in classical Greek style, and St. Michael’s Church in Romanesque-Byzantine style. The housing includes luxury high-rises, historic row houses, swanky condominiums, and exclusive penthouses. 

What to Love

 
  • The incomparable wide open green space of Central Park
  • World-class performing arts and cultural venues
  • The perfect mix of multicultural food and drink establishments
  • A more relaxed bar scene with intimate lounges
  • Broadway theaters, art galleries, and museums
  • A walkable neighborhood with everything at your fingertips 

Local Lifestyle

 
There’s a cozy feel to this neighborhood, even though it’s in NYC. Locals have as much as they want of theater, opera, orchestras, dance troupes, and museums. A residential atmosphere is permanently stamped here, and everything the locals could need or want is at their fingertips and usually within walking distance. This makes daily use of a car purely optional. The streets somehow manage a semi-suburban feel with mature trees, ivy-covered buildings, and old brownstones. Year-round farmers’ markets offer fresh produce, artisan bread, jams and honey, and arts and crafts.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Everyone loves a NYC bagel, and Absolute Bagels has the very best bagels and spreads the city has to offer. If you adore French cuisine, you will love Per Se for its classic French food on a nine-course tasting menu, and while you’re there, enjoy the view of Central Park. The hallmark Tavern on the Green is located right in Central Park and is definitely an NYC icon. Have some of their Long Island duck breasts, and you’ll understand why.
 
The Shops at Columbus Circle are stuffed right full of world-famous designer clothing, accessories, jewelry, perfumes, chocolates, and more. Fashionistas will never be bored here. Also, check out the Grand Bazaar, an indoor and outdoor year-round weekly flea market with artists, artisans, designers, antique dealers, and a food court. Discover the world at the American Museum of Natural History with its ever-changing exhibits, planetarium, and old favorites like the T. Rex skeleton.  

Things to Do

 
The world-famous and legendary Carnegie Hall, dating back to 1891, is dedicated to the most extraordinary music in the world, and attending a concert here is something only in the dreams of most people but par for the course for Upper West Side residents. The Lotus Garden is a rooftop oasis maintained by 28 gardeners and volunteers. You can sit and enjoy flowers and fish among the 28 different garden plots.

Schools

 
The Upper West Side is served by the New York City Department of Education and is notable for the following schools.
 
  • PS 9 Sarah Anderson School
  • MS 54 Booker T. Washington Middle School
  • Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School
  • The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
  • Fordham University
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