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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Albany County is located in New York with a population of 308,580. Albany County is one of the best places to live in New York. In Albany County, most residents own their homes. In Albany County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Albany County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Albany County are highly rated.
Population
308,580

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Albany County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    245.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    106.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,139.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Albany County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,293
National
$55,322

Albany County Reviews

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Perfect combination between city living and rural areas. I love living in Albany! I have been living here for 6 years and plan to do so for a long time. There's just enough of everything available to you, without it being too hectic. Public transportation is available, and everything is 10 minutes away. Great college town, and an even better place to call home.
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Albany County is a diverse area. From the beautiful architecture downtown, to the Albany Pinebush Preserve, there is something for everyone! There are many colleges and universities, as well as family friendly neighborhoods. Public transportation is easily accessible and there is always something to do!
Albany County is rich with culture and history. It is growing rapidly with biotechnical jobs as well as health care jobs. There's tons of things to do within Albany such as music festivals, arts, concerts at old time theaters. Unique restaurants, and two hours north are the Adirondack Mountains, 3 hours south is Manhattan- everything you want is in your grasp!