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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
New Scotland is a suburb of with a population of 8,704. New Scotland is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in New Scotland offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In New Scotland there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in New Scotland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in New Scotland are highly rated.
About New Scotland...
Population
8,704

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,021
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    12%

Working in New Scotland

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,699
National
$62,843
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Experiences all four seasons of weather ranging from winter storms, rain, to hot weather but it is bearable.
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Everything is fairly close. Not in a busy urban area but a short drive to Albany, shopping malls, and big companies.
Thatcher park is a short drive and an excellent hiking spot. Also Indian Ladder Farms is a great place to hike, sight see and visit for a view of nature.