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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Niskayuna is a suburb of Albany with a population of 22,243. Niskayuna is in Schenectady County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Niskayuna offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Niskayuna there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Niskayuna and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Niskayuna are highly rated.
About Niskayuna...
Population
22,243

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$261,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    48.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,632.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Niskayuna

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,398
National
$55,322

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Niskayuna Reviews

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School district is great but focus too much on scores, ratings which should not be the case. School should focus on the emotional and mental aspects of the kids/ students. This is why homeschooling is becoming more popular. Boring town. People sleep at 8am. Nothing to do here.Taxes will kill you.
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Lovely suburb area close enough to Albany to get some city benefits without the city traffic. It's hard to see exact where Niskayuna begins and ends but the area itself is great for those who have families with children in school. The schools are great and offer many opportunities to prepare kids for college, neighborhoods are safe. However, taxes are not cheap.
Excellent family town! My family and I recently moved to niskayuna about 7 months back from Down state NY and I couldn’t be happier here! Excellent schools! Teachers are great and schools are amazing! I love that this town is in the middle of everything ..as in shops / outdoor activities..etc ! Perfect area to raise a family!