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  5. Diversity
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  6. Jobs
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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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Population
306,968

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Albany County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    245.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    106.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    262.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,139.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
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
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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