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  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 83,051. 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
83,051

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    2,153
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Colonie

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,244
National
$55,322
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Colonie Reviews

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Close knit community that is safe and welcoming. I've lived here my whole life and I love it here! It has everything you want and need from retail to parks. Everyone here is very friendly and dependable if you ever need help.
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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.
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.