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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$801
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330
    525
  • Theft
    2,762
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,150
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Albany Reviews

73 reviews
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Pros: Lots of city activities and parks for families, good community resources, and most of the schools including the community college are decent, not great just decent (although most of the teachers don't live here). Downtown is trying hard to develop.
Cons: EVERYTHING else! Our mayor is an ignorant twit, our "mall" is garbage, traffic lights and railroad crossings are defunct, housing is slum or heinously overpriced, you can't get a job unless you're ok with PT/min wage/fast food even with a degree (which means you can't afford the homes at over $200k+), HUGE drug problem, the local police force/judicial system are completely corrupt, and there is absolutely nothing to do past 7pm. That's when the tweakers and hood rats roam the streets in droves. Oh, and it reeks like rotten eggs from the nearby paper plant when it's foggy or rains, which is often.
Review Albany
Albany is 70 miles south of Portland Oregon and is that Grass Seed Capital of the world! Albany is rich in agriculture, with many grass fields through out the town. It is beautiful and experiences a fair amount of rain. The city of Newport is 45 minutes away from Albany. Newport is on the Oregon coast, and there is an aquarium and a seal dock. Albany has many beautiful parks that are well kept by the city. Downtown there are historical shops, and every spring there are giant flower baskets hanging from every light post. There is everything you need in Albany. There is a mall for light shopping, numerous grocery stores that promote competition, and activities. Overall Albany is a beautiful town full of agriculture and fun things to do.
Very quiet small town. The most what I like about it is Linn-Benton C.C. I wish that this town would have a nice university as well, and some family friendly places to go to. The down side is that there are not very many parks/recreational places to go to with family during winter time. This town needs some inside activity centers to go with kids to. I would say that this is a nice quiet place for older citizens or for families without kids. The prices on rent and living went up a bit since 2013-2014. It used to be more affordable than it is now. Another part that this town lacks is a nice health food store, such as Market of Choice, Whole Foods, or Natural Grocers.