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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 with a population of 8,444. 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
8,444

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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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
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Sand Lake

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,107
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.