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A+ Albany Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Albany Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Georgia
Albany
8614% less expensive than the US average
Georgia
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Albany cost of living
F Albany Crime Total crime is 110% higher than Georgia
Total crime
6,752145% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15145% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Albany crime
F Albany Employment Household income is 39% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$31,26343% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,88737% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
11%127% higher than the US average
Albany employment
F Albany Housing Home value is 35% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$99,60046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$68728% lower than the US average
Home ownership
38%40% lower than the US average
Albany real estate or Albany rentals
F Albany Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
20%59% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Albany K-12 schools or Albany colleges

Living in Albany, GA

Albany, Georgia is a moderately-sized city with a population of 75,657 inhabitants. According to Census, the majority (72%) of Albany residents identify as Black or African American followed by 24% White and 1% Asian. The median age of all Albany residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Albany is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 47% married, this city falls well below the national average.

Are you trying to decide if living in Albany is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Albany and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Albany to Georgia and the national average.

With a livability score of 56/100, Albany is ranked #26,380 in the United States and #546 in Georgia. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. In fact, Albany actually ranks among the lowest 10 percentile of cities across the nation. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Albany ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and weather (B+). On a more negative note, Albany does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Albany, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Assuming that Albany meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Albany. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Albany are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Albany come in at $99,600, which is 34.6% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Albany, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Georgia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Albany area were -3.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 0.2%.

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Going out during the day is decent. Most of my Albany friends have been in jail or are overcoming addictions. Making the best of bad situation, there are some beautiful antebellum homes here, free range chickens, pretty nice river front park, although you may encounter a Street Person. The overwhelming number of homeless in this city is depressing and sad. The media focuses on the crime, bad news etc. it’s all anybody talks about, ‘how bad it is to live here’.
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What Has Happened to Albany??

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My God...Lived there yrs ago and now it is GHETTO TOWN!?!? Why did the whites move out and give the city away? Disgusting! The Jr. High and High School I went to are 90% BLACK!?!? Wow....Not the Albany I used to live in....
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Biggot Town USA

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I guess you can tell by the "Title,"my review of Albany is not so good,yet I will be honest,and tell you what I think is good about Albany,but that is very limited.First off,I have been here just over a year now,since January 13,2016.I am originally from Georgia,born and raised in Augusta,to be exact.I'm not at all racist,and infact have met quite a few decent and hardworking black people over my life time.That said,these are the facts: In the one year I have lived in this town,I have found it to be by far the most racist,hateful place I have ever had thew displeasure to ever come too.The population ratio is about 75/25,black and white.These includes a majority of black city,and county counsel,a black mayor,and about half of law enforcement are all black.Even though,you could fairly conclude,that the town is both black owned and operated,I;m not suggested that is bad in and of itself.However,when you couple that when the fact that white individuals such as myself have experienced almost daily,the ill treatment of being treated like an "intruder,"being given hateful looks,and rude ass treatment in places of business,then you might be able to see where I'm coming from.Most places I go,I find I'm the only white person around,but sometime there will be maybe,a few more.It's a shame to be out in this town,and have a group of blacks making racial remarks to each other,like "cracker",while in your presence,and just daring you to open your mouth,and say anything back.All this has been my experience,since I came to this town last year,but on atleast two other occasions,it got even worse.The first incident,happened last Summer at a local liquor store I went into.I entered the store one Friday,and approached the counter,where this black lady was working.I told her what I want,and in a very rude tone of voice,she ask for my I.D.,which I produced,and handed to her.Even though,I'm many years older than the legal age for drinking,she kept starring at me,and looking at my I.D.I finally remarked to her,that it was hot outside,and I wanted to make my purchase,and leave.She then got beside of herself,and promptly told me,"I don't have to sell you a damm thing."Long story short,she openly refused to sell me anything,and I turned and walked out.The second incident happened,a few months afterward.I was at a Family Dollar Store,and had a doubled Family Dollar shopping back,which I promptly left up front while shopping.I had my cell phone in the bag,and had forgot to take out.I was in the store bout 20 minutes,and while shopping,seen a black employee,peak around corner ale at me,as if I was shoplifting.When,I was cashing out,and picked up my bag I left up front,I noticed my cell phone was missing after I left the store.I immediately,went back in the store,and ask the cashier if someone had turned in a cell phone,just on the chance I had it in my hand,and laid it down.She said,"No",and I walked out the door,but the truth is,it was in my bag,and the black employee,who peaked around a corner ale at me,had stolen it out of my bag.I know I have been long winded in my review here,but,I want the wide internet audience reading this to be able to see a clear picture of how I have come to see this town as a very hateful,racist place to be.I know as your reading this,you have to be think,if it's really all that bad,Why don't you just leave,and Why did I come here in the first place.Well,that's where the little good of the town comes in at.My plan last year was to relocate somewhere else in Georgia,and I chose Albany,because,my research revealed that it is one of the best cost of living places to live in the whole state,and for me that has to be a number one priority.Basically,I came here because housing in my price range is very plentiful,and despite,hating this town,it also the reason I am still living here.The Good of Albany: It is very quiet town,with plenty of shopping,and eateries,has about 4 parks,a museum,a shopping mall,and bike friendly.It is also very affordable.However,if you are white,and are fortunate to have other choices of where you can live,but all means,pick somewhere else to live,not here.
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Albany, GA - Unexpected, But Fun!

Attractions8/10
Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping5/10
During the spring of 2009 my family decided to take a month long camping vacation to get to know our native state Georgia. About two weeks into the trip our RV landed in Albany, GA. My husband would never admit it, but he had seriously miscalculated the miles to our next stop. Which should have been Okeefenokee State Park. We decided to stay right there in Albany, GA. We stayed at Albany RV Resort and it was really nice. Large very spacious sites, a cement patio, free Wi-Fi, shower houses and all the privacy one could ask for as well as fishing.

The second day in the city of Albany we visited Flint RiverQuarium and had a grand time. I especially enjoyed the Imagination Theater can you imagine a movie screen three stories tall and four stories wide? We watched, "Wild Ocean" and it was so real you could almost feel the whale's spray. To get to the theater you have to climb through a man made limestone cavern. How cool is that?

While we were in Albany, beside the good food and good people throughout the city, we also visited the Albany Georgia Civil Rights Museum and the museum of art. What an experience. We had a very nice vacation and we all learned a lot about the state of Georgia, then and now.
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