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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Albemarle is a town in North Carolina with a population of 15,889. Albemarle is in Stanly County. Living in Albemarle offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Albemarle there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Albemarle and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Albemarle are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    594.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    137.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,100.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,964.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Albemarle

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,988
National
$55,322
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Albemarle Reviews

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I've recently married and relocated to Albemarle from Rockingham, NC. It has been a PLUS in the right direction for me. We reside in a lovely community; our address is N 9th Street. Our neighbors smile and wave when we encounter them. My husband is very creative, as well as a cyclist. People stop by to commend his work, like the bicycle mailbox. We live within a few miles of restaurants and stores, and downtown. Great dining is a plus for us. We appreciate the diversity in the eateries. Our walks usually take us right by Glory, where we stop for smoothies or pastries. The sights are lovely. I'm a pastor in Rockingham, have not had an opportunity to explore religious life to date. Having been here only eight months, I'm not aware of everything the City offers. I'm also heavily invested in politics; excited about meeting city government officials, and volunteering in applicable organizations. We're looking forward to experiencing our new home to the fullest. For us, so far so good.
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Albemarle is a nice community with tones of Nice people and of course like everywhere some that are not so nice. The library is well organized and the street are clean. They are not much to do In Albemarle other than eating and shopping and going to one of there many parks. They have a community collage I would really like to go to, it is nice and well kept. Albemarle has an American Legion post at the fair grounds and it give the people of Albemarle a chance to really step in and help others. They have fund raisers to help local Vet and service men/women/families. The people of Albemarle and surrounding towns in Stanly County even have a Facebook page where the community comes together and helps families and people that are in need. I think this town has its low points but they makes up for it with real community traits. They come together through the tough times and tries to helps each other make it to better days
I have lived in Albemarle my entire life. Although I couldn't see it at the time, when I was younger, it was a much better place to live. At one time, textiles were the predominant industry in the area. Now that they have fallen by the wayside, there are lots of empty manufacturing buildings and very few well-paying jobs. Albemarle is a strong family city, which means that there are several very nice parks and places that encourage family attendance; however, there are few draws for teenagers or young adults. For this reason, many choose to go to neighboring counties to spend their recreational dollars.