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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Menands is a suburb of with a population of 3,946. Menands is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Menands offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Menands there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Menands and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Menands are highly rated.
About Menands...
Population
3,946

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,210
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Menands Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,223.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Menands

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,877
National
$55,322

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    It is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful scenery, proximity to schools and work. It is also one of the safest neighborhoods i have lived in. Nevertheless it has its drawbacks. It is very hard to find a nearby good shopping centers, grocery stores or restaurants.
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    We have lived in Menands for 30 years and it is a village where people look out after one another. Commute to downtown Albany is 5 minutes and extremely accessible to major highways. A wonderful place to raise a family with parks, library, village activities, placed of worship and top-rated school districts.
    Overall, Menands has been a great city to live in. I live in a quiet and safe neighborhood, with necessary resources very close by. The pharmacy is right across the street, there is a gas station and grocery store nearby as well.