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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$571
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

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
$45,813
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Albany Reviews

    3 reviews
    The police are very visible and always responsive. It doesn't matter the situation; if the police are needed they will show up. Sometimes they can be a bit too responsive with little issues, but other than that, they are fine. The overall safety of the town is nothing to be worried about. Hardly anything bad ever happens in Albany.
    Review Albany
    Everyone in Albany is really nice. They are all very welcoming and it's a very friendly environment. There's not much to do, but there's a huge park where the family can go sledding every year and there is a recreational center where teenagers go to play basketball every Wednesday and Friday free of charge.
    It is an okay place to live, but crime and drug use are increasing.