B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$842
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    491
    273
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    299
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    868
    525
  • Theft
    2,960
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,954
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Troy, city located on the western edge of Rensselaer County, on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. Troy is very nice area, and have a good school in the area like Rensselaer polytechnic Institutes (RPI), Troy high school to help the kids get education. Troy has a long history, talk about Uncle Sam, close to the river (Hudson River), let's have a lot of visitors, tourists for attractions. Troy is a nice place to visit, especially downtown which related a history of the troy through a warrior statue close to the river, those who fight world war 2 statues. It's a nice place to visit, if you get a chance, jump over to taste troy with all gorgeous environment, foods, fun, tales, street farmers markets; you be amaze. Thanks to visits Troy!
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There's a lot of history in this old town. I really enjoy the restaurants and ice cream here. Generally, people keep to themselves and mind their own business but there is a lack of professionalism when speaking to workers in hospitals, police and other establishments. It seems like the area has a certain attitude to it. I would recommend stopping by and checking out some of their foods! It's a decent place to live and is home to the world's best community college.
The city is very big. When there's nothing to do on Friday and Saturday nights there's always a hockey game at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue. They have all the Ivy schools play them so it's something to watch! There's the Victorian Stroll in December which is walking around down town eating, shopping, and embracing the culture in the city. There's lots of traffic on the main road, Hoodick Street, but the longer you live here the more ways you find to skip hoosick street. There are lots of bars in down town, but a lot of high school students are there, which makes me worried. There are lots of little businesses and coffee shops all throughout the city!