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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 17,419. 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
17,419

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Anoka Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,472.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Anoka

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,171
National
$55,322
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I've grown right next door to the city of Anoka and also attend Anoka high school. Anoka is the Halloween Captial of the world which brings so much spirit to the streets and local businesses! Anoka attracts thousands by holding the annual Anoka Halloween parade, the Anoka County fair, and the point where the Rum River meets the Mississippi. If there were one thing to change it would have to be the constant construction, but this is something you find all over Minnesota. Overall this city holds so much history and spirit, I would not have wanted to grow up anywhere else!
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It is a quiet, pleasant city with mostly farmland and a downtown area. Amazing parks and paths are located throughout the town as well. A variety of living options that you may choose based on income. The overall community is diverse, welcoming, and peaceful. Many locations (business and residential) are located on the water.
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.