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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    A-
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    A-
Albemarle County is located in Virginia with a population of 106,355. Albemarle County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Albemarle County, most residents own their homes. In Albemarle County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Albemarle County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Albemarle County are highly rated.
Population
106,355

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$344,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,244
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Albemarle County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Albemarle County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,394
National
$55,322

Albemarle County Reviews

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I am currently a second year student at albemarle high school and been living here since I was around seven. I've always had pretty nice neighbors and good friends around me. Everything is always lively and full. there are not many place for teens nor children 10-13 to really go to, to have fun and hangout.
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Albemarle County is just such a beautiful place to live with the blue ridge mountains. You feel like you're in the country without being far from the city of Charlottesville. It's great for people who love nature or being surrounded by trees. The weather is moderate; we don't worry about hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes, just the humid heat of the summer. The schools here are the top rated especially Western Albemarle High School. Overall, a great place to live.
Humble college town, so at times there is little to do (only one small, one-story mall) but with open shopping centers like Stonefield. Good community, great food (Bodos bagels!!), Downtown and Carter's Mountain are the best places. Historical, you can see Monticello. A good blend of demographics-- not as Southern and conservative as Fluvanna but also not as liberal as a city or NOVA. Optimal location in Central VA due to relative proximity to Richmond and DC. Great schools, scenery.