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Albany
  • Town in New York

Report Card

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

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Albany is a town in New York with a population of 96,860. Albany is in Albany County. Living in Albany offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Albany there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Albany and residents tend to lean liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$992
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    655.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    16.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    63.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    167.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    438.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,019.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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