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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Colonie is a suburb of Albany with a population of 82,893. Colonie is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Colonie offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colonie there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Colonie and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Colonie are highly rated.
About Colonie...
Population
82,893

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176
    500
  • Theft
    2,232
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    284
Home Security Options for Colonie
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,135
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Great little town between Albany and Schenectady. I've lived in Colonie my whole life and have always felt safe. Great police force. Lots of restaurants, bars and parks ( The Crossings, Cooks Park, etc.) Colonie Center mall is nice, and just about everything you need will be on Wolf Rd.
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A quaint little town between bustling Albany and busy Schenectady. There's a lot to explore, and the people are generally friendly. Not to mention the bus routes are extremely convenient and accommodating.
The fact that Colonie is quite a safe and secure town is one of its best attributes, it is great for families. Due to its sheer family friendly demeanor its night life suffers, if you come from a busy city that never sleeps you may be bored by its lack of noise.