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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown is a neighborhood in Schenectady, New York with a population of 4,922. Downtown is in Schenectady County. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Residents of Downtown tend to be liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
4,922

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,827
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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.
Median Household Income
$38,737
National
$55,322
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Downtown Reviews

1 review
In any area there is always going to be neighbors that can make your life a pain or the great tenants who make your life a pleasure. Hopefully for the better of the community we can all get along and make our lives and our community a peaceful and safe place to live and thrive.
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