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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Brooklyn Center is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 30,885. Brooklyn Center is in Hennepin County. Living in Brooklyn Center offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Brooklyn Center there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brooklyn Center and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brooklyn Center are above average.
About Brooklyn Center...
Population
30,885

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$962
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Brooklyn Center 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
    142
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    196.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,720.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    358.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Brooklyn Center

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,618
National
$55,322

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Brooklyn Center Reviews

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In Brooklyn Center, there are many stores close together. Walmart and Cub Foods are really close together, with restaurants such as Applebees, McDonald's, Burger King, IHOP, and much more. With all of these restaurants and grocery stores, it won't be difficult to find a job. Unfortunately, the environment is poor because once its night, the environment seems dangerous. Lots of people smoke at the bus stops making it uncomfortable and you can find people just sleeping outside by the public chairs near the bus stops as well. What can be changed is the tension of the environment so that people who have to walk home or ride their bikes home at night won't feel uncomfortable. They can fix these changes by changing the locations or have rules. An example of a rule can be don't cause a scene in these areas so people can feel safe when they're walking, biking, etc.
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I have been living in Brooklyn Center for the better part of a year, and I love the city. The people are great, the view is spectacular, and other than the construction that seems to never end, it is a wonderful place to live. Everything that you want or need is close by, you don't have to drive far to get a good burger!
Ever since l have moved to Brooklyn Center it was a lot peaceful and I got to meet people who cared about what goes on with my life and what goes on in the community. Some of the people who work at the building across my house would always plant fruits or vegetables and when they have a lot of them they would give it away for free, for those who can't afford food of any sort. With seeing those people helping around in my neighborhood had influenced me to help more others when they need help.