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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$857
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    513
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    237
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    474
    525
  • Theft
    2,666
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,949
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Albany Reviews

    18 reviews
    All Categories
    Albany is a fun little city with many activities in or around the area. There are many colleges in the area, as well as state buildings, being the capital and all. Most everything is within walking distance, but there are frequent busses for things that are not. There is a growing Indian and Middle Eastern population, adding to the already diverse city. Overall, Albany is a good place to live, especially if you're a fan of snow in the winter.
    Review Albany
    I'm from a small town called plattsburgh where everyone is overly friendly, the only thing i wish was different about albany were peoples attitudes. It's not the same welcoming feeling from everyone.
    A small-town minded city with a lot to do, but that earns it's nickname of Small-bany. Lots of institutions of higher education, so plenty of student culture around. Lots to do out in the city, but close to nature with the Adirondacks and Catskills in driving distance.