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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$548
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Albany Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,990
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Albany Reviews

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There are really only two seasons here in Southeast Louisiana, Summer and Winter! The winters are not typically bad, but they are wet and the cold is painful! But they do not stay that way for long! Sometimes we have very mild winters that barely get cold! The Summer months begin here when most people are just starting to thaw out! We can swim from about April until October, most years! There are a lot of severe thunderstorms, though. Sometimes, these include tornados. During Hurricane season we are typically pretty aware! Being located in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico makes for good hurricane entry. But, overall it's okay!
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Albany is a very quiet small town, but that's why I love it so much. I've lived here all my life and it will always feel safe to me. It's the perfect distance to be away from the traffic of main cities, but close enough that the commutes to those cities isn't bad either.
There is very little crime in my area. I guess it would be hard for people to commit a crime when everyone knows everyone's business! The neighborhood watch is more like a Town Watch! There are no organized meetings, but do not go to the grocery store without letting everyone know how everyone is doing!