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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    B+
Sand Lake is a suburb of Albany with a population of 8,476. Sand Lake is in Rensselaer County. Living in Sand Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sand Lake there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Sand Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sand Lake are highly rated.
About Sand Lake...
Population
8,476

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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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
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Sand Lake

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,259
National
$55,322
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Sand Lake Reviews

2 reviews
There is very little crime, with the exception of people over dosing on drugs, but that is a personal problem, and not a public safety concern.
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There is a very large drug problem in the middle and high schools.