Albany 72 Excellent
Albany Livability #70 ranked city in Oregon#10,108 ranked city in the USARanks better than 65% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Albany Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Albany Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Oregon
11010% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Albany cost of living
B Albany Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Oregon
Total crime
2,79512% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3612% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-36%Year over year crime is down
Albany crime
D- Albany Employment Household income is 6% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$50,1359% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,01016% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%35% higher than the US average
Albany employment
B- Albany Housing Home value is 27% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$179,9003% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$85110% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Albany real estate or Albany rentals
D+ Albany Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Oregon
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
46%7% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:144% higher than the US average
Albany K-12 schools
D+ Albany User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Albany
Overall user rating
57% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Albany, OR

      Located in the state of Oregon, Albany is a moderately-sized city with a population of 51,919 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 89% of Albany residents are White, 2% Asian and 1% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Albany might be a good fit as 72% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Living in Albany can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Oregon, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Albany and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education, employment and other important metrics.

      The livability score in Albany is 75 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 82nd percentile of all cities across America. This is a terrific score, as Albany ranks well in multiple categories! If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Albany ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and housing (B-). On a less positive note, Albany does not have favorable scores for the following: employment (D-). 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Brass Ring Carousel Museum, Monteith Park, and Albany Regional Museum.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 104 crimes per 100,000 residents, Albany has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Albany real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Albany. Median real estate prices in Albany come in at $179,900, which is 27.2% lower than the Oregon 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 3.6, which is 21.7% lower than the Oregon average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Albany were 7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.1%.

      Albany transportation information

      Average one way commute20min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.3%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.2%6.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Albany, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).