B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$613
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Albemarle Rankings

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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
    338
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    125
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,169
    1
  • Theft
    2,976
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,606
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Albemarle Reviews

18 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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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.
Albemarle, North Carolina is a small town with the country atmosphere that's refreshing in these days and times of the hurry, rush-up life we are living these days'. The small town still has family owned country restaurants as well as the bigger modern fast food chains. We still have an actual drive-in, plus many retail shops like Belks, Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowes, etc., so there's plenty of shopping to be done in Albemarle.