C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$53,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$630
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,875
National
$53,889
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    61%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

    Alba Reviews

    3 reviews
    Tiny town with one church, a community park, and a gun shop. Rural enough to allow farm animals and horses. Homes have their own wells and septic systems. Neighbors generally are friendly and watchful of other homes. Safe. Good little town to raise a family. Most residents are retired or near retirement age. They like the quiet lifestyle and occasionally complain about traffic, noise, and places with unkempt yards. Property values are low because many homes have been redrawn into the FEMA floodplain placing restrictions on construction and requiring flood insurance for any federally insured mortgaged property.
    Review Alba
    Most of the businesses are very good. For the most part, you can get most of the things that you need.
    The employment for the area is okay. There are some good jobs in the area.