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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Poestenkill is a suburb of Albany with a population of 4,508. Poestenkill is in Rensselaer County. Living in Poestenkill offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Poestenkill there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Poestenkill and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Poestenkill are above average.
About Poestenkill...
Population
4,508

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Poestenkill

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,876
National
$55,322
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Poestenkill Reviews

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Quiet country living, nice place to live with my family. I enjoy being away from the noise of a city.
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The weather is the weather. There are four distinct seasons here, but summer always seems the shortest and winter always seems the longest. There aren't very many natural disasters, although hurricane Irene did do a lot of damage. The most essential items in my wardrobe for this area are shorts for the summer, jeans for always, and a good winter jacket because it can be frigid here in the winter, especially if you do a lot of walking outside.
It's a small community, so there just aren't very many companies and businesses hiring. There are a cluster of towns nearby that have some small businesses, but most people I know have to travel out of the community for work. A lot of people are employed in factories, education, small oil/heating companies, and there are some landscapers, roofers, etc.