Albia

5 reviews
  1. Town in Iowa
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$541
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105
    575
  • Theft
    842
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,762
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    We do have a few events that go on that attract outsiders to our area. Rodders and Choppers brings in many people. It is a car and bike show that takes place on our historic square. Also, sports in our town bring lots of people through. We also recently just built a Veterans Memorial area, which will soon be buzzing with people I'm sure!
    • Niche User
    • Aug 5 2014
    The outdoor areas surrounding Albia are wonderful. They are well maintained with several things to do. You can go boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, or even just have a picnic. They are safe and well monitored by local police departments. Overall, the area is relaxing, inviting, and friendly.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 5 2014
    Excellent small town that is close to major cities. Really like knowing a lot of people in the town. Offer a real sense of community and togetherness.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago