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Apple Valley
  • Suburb of Minneapolis, MN

Report Card

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

editorial

Apple Valley is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 55,594. Apple Valley is in Dakota County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Apple Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Apple Valley there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Apple Valley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Apple Valley are highly rated.

About

About Apple Valley...
Population
55,594

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,300
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Apple Valley Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    192.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    32.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    103.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,423.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Apple Valley

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,588
National
$75,149

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