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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
    D+
  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 74,892. Albany is in Dougherty County. Living in Albany offers residents a 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
$101,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Albany Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    855.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    30.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    207.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,200.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,163.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    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
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,843
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.
Albany offers attractions sure to match your interests, whether you enjoy nature and the outdoors, history and heritage, sports or the arts. Let the Flint RiverQuarium amaze you, or get close to native and exotic animals at Chehaw Wild Animal Park. Explore Albany’s heritage, from the legacy of the railroads to Albany’s key role in the Civil Rights Movement. As the cultural center of Southwest Georgia, Albany supports a symphonic orchestra, live theater ensemble, chorale, and ballet company in addition to an impressive museum of art.

Albany is a sportsman’s paradise, and with our moderate climate, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. The Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks flow into the Flint River at Lake Chehaw, a 1,400–acre lake great for boating and fishing. Golfers will find a wealth of challenging courses in Albany and surrounding areas. Hunting plantations abound and marksmen from around the world aim for Albany during hunting season.