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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Andover is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 32,257. Andover is in Anoka County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Andover offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Andover there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Andover and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Andover are highly rated.
About Andover...
Population
32,257

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,624
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Andover Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Andover

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,270
National
$55,322
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Andover Reviews

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Great place for families. Safe place to live. Active community. Neighbors are wonderful. Schools are amazing. Many activities for kids, adults and families. Target and Walmart with 3 grocery stores. Several clinics and pharmacies. Welcoming community always feel at home. Love living here and meeting all the new residents. Its a great atmosphere. Movie theater, Ymca, etc. Everything that you could ask for in a community. Bunker Hills park is close by for horseback riding, bunker beach, etc.
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Andover is a very white town which tends to lean quite conservative. Many families live in the area and therefore the schools are large and there are a lot of different opportunities for students. Andover is not far from the twin cities but there also many places to explore the outdoors. My issue with the town is that most people are generally the same, so when you're different, you're treated as such. The lack of diversity makes it really hard to live here.
I have lived in Andover my whole life, 25 years. Overall I think it is a good location however, I would like to move to a different location one day. My neighborhood has been safe and friendly however, there has been reports of people steeling from cars and garages lately. Its great that the community has a neighborhood watch site online therefore, I am able to stay up to date on what is going on.