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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$648
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Albany Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76
    1
  • Theft
    571
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,843
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Albany Reviews

2 reviews
I love the area. It's perfect for someone looking for a small town to raise their children in. The schools and education are greatly improving and have improved tremendously in the past years. It has many available places to eat, things to do, little shops, and more
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Albany is a very safe community. The cops are friendly, but stern when called to job. I would feel very safe walking home at night.