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Albany Apartments
Last updated March 2 2024 at 3:54 AM

Albany, NY
154 Apartments for Rent

Albany Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 96,460
Population Density: 4,506.9 people/sq mile
Median Age: 33
Percentage of Family Households: 37%
Median Annual Income: $49,763 / year
Median Rent: $1,086 / month

What locals are saying

Welcome to historic Albany--capital of New York state, and one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original colonies. Whew! As the city's been in existence since the early 17th century, there's lots of historical catching up to do. But, first things first, let's find you an apartment...

Historic preservation and urban renewal projects have kept the city from the sad fate of its Rust Belt neighbor, Buffalo

Albany Demographics


How diverse is Albany?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Albany is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Albany are White (52.4%), Black Or African American (25.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (10.3%), Asian (6.7%), Two Or More (3.9%), Other (0.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Albany residents?

The median age in Albany is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Albany?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Albany is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Albany are White (52.4%), Black Or African American (25.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (10.3%), Asian (6.7%), Two Or More (3.9%), Other (0.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Albany residents?

The median age in Albany is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Albany Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Albany is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Albany is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Albany is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Albany


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Kipp Tech Valley Charter School
Charter
K-1, 5-8
Charter
K-1, 5-8
492 Students
6 Reviews
492
Students
6 Reviews
7 /10
Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls
Charter
K-5
Charter
K-5
338 Students
3 Reviews
338
Students
3 Reviews
7 /10
Montessori Magnet School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
330 Students
8 Reviews
330
Students
8 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Kipp Tech Valley Charter School
Charter
K-1, 5-8
Charter
K-1, 5-8
492 Students
6 Reviews
492
Students
6 Reviews
6 /10
William S Hackett Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
676 Students
7 Reviews
676
Students
7 Reviews
6 /10
Albany Community Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
681 Students
7 Reviews
681
Students
7 Reviews

High Schools

4 /10
Albany High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,624 Students
4 Reviews
2,624
Students
4 Reviews
4 /10
Albany Leadership Charter High School For Girls
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
360 Students
3 Reviews
360
Students
3 Reviews
3 /10
Green Tech High Charter School
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
356 Students
2 Reviews
356
Students
2 Reviews

What Renters Say about Albany


Apartment List has released the results for Albany from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Albany renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."
73%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
63%
Commute Time
60%
Public Transit
58%
Social Life
56%
Pet Friendliness
52%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
46%
Quality of Schools
35%
Safety and Crime Rate
32%
Affordability
30%
Weather
24%
Dating
19%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Albany, New York

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Albany is $1,603, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,042. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Albany, NY


Searching for an apartment for rent in Albany, NY? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 154 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Albany. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Albany is $1,574 for a studio, $1,603 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,042 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Albany apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Albany, NY apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Albany?

In Albany, the average rent is $1,574 for a studio, $1,603 for a 1-bedroom, $2,042 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,805 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Albany, check out our monthly Albany Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Albany?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Albany by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Albany?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Albany apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Albany?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Albany.

How can I find off-campus housing in Albany?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Albany. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include SUNY Empire State College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Sage Colleges, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and The College of Saint Rose.