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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Anoka is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 17,374. Anoka is in Anoka County. Living in Anoka offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Anoka there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Anoka and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Anoka are above average.
About Anoka...
Population
17,374

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Anoka 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,855
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Anoka

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,625
National
$55,322
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I've been living in Anoka for almost half a decade now and I will say, without question, Anoka is an amazing town! The nightlife is great, everyone is friendly and the overall environment is filled with history and character; especially around Halloween.
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I have lived here for 17 years and absolutely love it. Anoka has great restaurants and coffee shops. It's also located in a great school district. The city really works hard to bring us together as a community. Being the halloween capital of the world, we go all out. The elementary school participates in a parade and we aren't short of king sized candy bars.
Anoka is a great place with everything you could possibly want in a rather small area. With shopping, dining and a small town atmosphere, you really don't have any need to travel far to get everything you need to live.