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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$541
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105
    575
  • Theft
    842
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,762
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    Albia Reviews

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    We do have a few events that go on that attract outsiders to our area. Rodders and Choppers brings in many people. It is a car and bike show that takes place on our historic square. Also, sports in our town bring lots of people through. We also recently just built a Veterans Memorial area, which will soon be buzzing with people I'm sure!
    The outdoor areas surrounding Albia are wonderful. They are well maintained with several things to do. You can go boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, or even just have a picnic. They are safe and well monitored by local police departments. Overall, the area is relaxing, inviting, and friendly.
    Excellent small town that is close to major cities. Really like knowing a lot of people in the town. Offer a real sense of community and togetherness.