Only one city in New York State made the top 10 list of the safest in America and it might really surprise you. WalletHub just released the results of its study, which determined the safest (and least safe) cities in the United States.

To determine where Americans can feel most secure — in more than one sense — WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and road quality.

WalletHub's study focused on 182 cities - the most populated 150 in the United States - and at least two of the most populated cities in each state. WalletHub used three key dimensions - Home & Community Safety, Natural-Disaster Risk, and Financial Safety and 42 relevant metrics to rank each city. Metrics used in the study include factors such as Mass Shootings, Active Firefighters per Capita, Drug Poisoning Deaths per Capita, Hail Risk Level, Job Security, and Personal Bankruptcy Filings per Capita.

Photo by Serge van Neck on Unsplash
Photo by Serge van Neck on Unsplash

Only One City In New York State Landed In The Top 10 Safest Cities In America

According to WalletHub's study, the safest city in America is Columbia, Maryland.

When it comes to New York cities on the list, only ONE made the top 10, top 20, or top 50, for that matter!

#6 - Yonkers Is New York's Safest City

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Keep in mind, this WalletHub study looked at the most populated cities, so smaller towns don't apply here.

Yonkers is located in Westchester County and it sits above the Bronx. The population of Yonkers is 200,183 (as of 2020).

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Google Maps

Some Notable People From Yonkers, New York

Charlie Benante - Rock Singer (Anthrax & Stormtroopers of Death)
Mary J. Blige - R&B Singer
Steven Tyler - Rock Singer (Aerosmith)
Sid Caesar - Actor and Comedian
DMX - Rapper & Actor
Ella Fitzgerald - Singer
The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P & Sheek Louch) - Rappers
Malcolm Wilson - 50th Governor of NY

You can check out the full WalletHub study here.

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