Overall Niche Grade
- Public Schoolsgrade A minus
- Housinggrade C+
- Nightlifegrade A
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Jobsgrade B+
- Weathergrade C minus
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Health & Fitnessgrade A
- Outdoor Activitiesgrade A minus
- Commutegrade A
Albany County is located in New York with a population of 306,968. 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.
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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
- Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
- Assault245.5national 282.7
- Murder2.8national 6.1
- Rape29.5national 40.7
- Robbery106.4national 135.5
- Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
- Burglary262.1national 500.1
- Theft2,139.1national 2,042.8
- Motor Vehicle Theft72.8national 284
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
- <10 years10%
- 10-17 years9%
- 18-24 years15%
- 25-34 years13%
- 35-44 years11%
- 45-54 years13%
- 55-64 years13%
- 65+ years17%
- Master's degree or higher20%national 12%
- Bachelor's degree21%national 20%
- Some college or associate's degree27%national 29%
- High school diploma or equivalent23%national 27%
- Less than high school diploma8%national 12%
Working in Albany County
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
Top Private Schools in Albany County
- grade A+
The Albany Academies
- Rating 4.07 out of 5 61 reviews
- grade A
Academy of the Holy Names
- Rating 4.19 out of 5 47 reviews
- grade A minus
Christian Brothers Academy
- Rating 4.57 out of 5 30 reviews
- grade B+
Loudonville Christian School
- Rating 3.89 out of 5 46 reviews
- grade B
Bishop Maginn High School
- Rating 3.54 out of 5 39 reviews
Albany County Reviews
Rating 3.77 out of 5 71 reviews
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Lots of events and outdoor activity. Great restaurants with lots of outdoor seating, activities, concerts, rallies, farmers markets, shopping, fitness groups and nature trails. When it comes to medical, great doctors north, south east or west. Great medical providers with a variety of options and locations to provide services. Public transportation is amazing. Not only can you take a bus, uber is big, lyft and local taxi's. Sporting activities are all around. You can take in horseback riding, hiking, biking, softball, basketball, baseball and lots of swimming places. There are YMCA's and other indoor activities like rock climbing and ninja warrior gyms. Shopping is excellent with farmers markets to specialty foods to outlets and specialty furniture stores. Local colleges are amazing and offer great academic classes. Some offer classes and continuing education classes at the local high schools.
The public schools in Albany county are very good. My favorite place to visit is the egg and the museum in downton Albany. There is a bug selection for food to choose from from different backgrounds and halal food is very accessible. Everything is close by you as in restaurants and gyms. There is not much traffic and the commute time is terrific. Feel very safe in my town. There is also a lot of diversity in my town also, there are many people from different backgrounds and religions. Recently there have been new development of houses making the real estate market great. The high schools in this area provide the students many opportunities through academics and sports. This area is affordable and safe for a family to live. There are many job opportunities for people. The nightlife is alright also there are many good hookah bars.
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.