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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Niskayuna is a suburb of with a population of 22,225. Niskayuna is in Schenectady County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Niskayuna offers residents a sparse 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
22,225

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    62.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    160.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,520.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Niskayuna

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,685
National
$55,322

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Niskayuna Reviews

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Niskayuna, for me, is a peaceful and progressive neighborhood due to increasing ethnicities in the area. I think it is supportive of family businesses that allow neighbors to buy products that doesn't require them to take long trips to the mall and/or bigger stores. The authorities seem to reach out to its residents by the use of technology; they send out emails and surveys to parents and teens in order to update and seek for insights in improving the town. They also endorse activities during the summer, and school year to promote a more active environment for its people.
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Extremely friendly community. Very well kept. I wish there were more toddler playgrounds however the parks there are my son seems to enjoy. Love that there has been a new splash pas introduced and loved niskayuna day!
I am a senior at Niskayuna High school, and while the town tries to make the school seem more diverse and have more outlets for students, there are relatively few opportunities for students to express themselves.