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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Albany is a town in Georgia with a population of 74,631. Albany is in Dougherty County. Living in Albany offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Albany there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Albany and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Albany Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    774.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    16
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    220
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    972.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,319.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    312
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Albany

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,493
National
$55,322
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Albany Reviews

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Do not move here! There is no opportunity unless you know someone and the poverty is crushing. Most of the best jobs are taken by residents who live in nearby Lee County. As I write this, the community is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The city leaders are arrogant and incompetent. Albany has a four-year college (which recently merged with the two-year college here) and a technical college. Most of the graduates leave after graduation because this place is culturally desolate, wasteful and bereft of any real opportunity.
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Albany is sadly often undervalued by people who choose not to recognize all it has to offer. I should know. I used to be one of them. Since I CHOSE to engage, I have discovered all it has to offer! It's a great place to raise a family. It has a low cost of living and we were able to purchase our dream home for a very affordable price! We live in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood with a lake. Other highlights: Kayaking the Flint, the Riverfront downtown, the new brewery, the FOOD, Chehaw Zoo and Park, the Thronateeska Heritage Center, the Museum of Art, day trips (beach, mountains, etc.), the history, etc.
My city has a name for itself. The “Good-Life” city but I find nothing “good” about my city. There’s always constant trouble here and it’s always noticeable to the public. For example, The flood on 1994, the high rate of HIV, and now the Coronavirus (having the most cases in the state of Georgia) and it’s sad no one wants to stay, help, and believe that the city can get better. It’s not necessarily the city, we as people make up the city. Sometimes I overlook it because i’ve seen other cities in more poor conditions than Albany. Honestly, I believe there’s hope, in a sort. I just want everyone to come together financially or mentally to help the city live up to it’s true name.