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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Blaine is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 62,453. Blaine is in Anoka County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Blaine offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blaine there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Blaine and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blaine are above average.
About Blaine...
Population
62,453

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,119
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Blaine 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    247.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,670
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Blaine

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,423
National
$55,322
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Blaine Reviews

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I absolutely love living in Blaine! Blaine is a growing city that provides me with all of the services that I need. I'm easily able to shop for groceries, find cute clothing to wear, and be involved in a bunch of recreational activities. Blaine is a great city for having a family, as the city provides plenty of opportunities for all ages to be involved in an activity of their choice!
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Blaine is a great city in many ways! There’s always something to do, and I personally never get tired of the city. It’s a well put together middle class city that has just about anything you could think of. At Blaine, we are the home of the national sports center. Many huge events take place there which makes the city just that much more special. There are many fun restaurants, activity ideas, and hang out spots in the city.
It is a great, up and coming community. Everything I need is within a close distance! The schools are great, I have found an amazing church to belong to. There are many new businesses being built, including my favorite - a kwik trip. Blaine is a great suburb of the cities without being too far or too close. I am a current resident and will continue to be a resident. My family and I will eventually be purchasing a home in this city and we are so looking forward to growing a family here.