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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Anoka County is located in Minnesota with a population of 344,861. Anoka County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. In Anoka County, most residents own their homes. In Anoka County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Anoka County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Anoka County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,034
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Anoka County 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
    72.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    286.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,264
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Anoka County

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,796
National
$55,322

Anoka County Reviews

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It's nice because it's not in the city, not as much crime, relatively quiet with all the advantages of the city, like malls, buses, fast food, and restaurants. We have everything the city has except the population and the crime. The school's are better and the roads are not crammed with traffic. The people are friendlier not so rushed. One thing is the rent and property is higher up north where I live, but it is worth living in a cleaner environment. People take more pride in their property making them look nice. I would recommend living in the outer skirts of the city if you have children.
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Anoka county would be a great place to settle if you're hoping to start a new family. This is because of the somewhat friendly neighborhood and having a grocery store right next to a shopping mall. However, I wouldn't say it is the most inclusive when it comes to people who are anything from the stereotypical American. Anoka County struggles on welcoming diverse opinions and culture. It's not a bad place to live, but If you want culture go towards the cities.
I like living in Anoka County. The people are friendly, and there are a lot of restaurant and things to do. If I could change one thing, it would be that during the winter, the snow plows could do a somewhat better job on keeping the roads clear. I understand that sometimes it is impossible to get everything, but even just laying down some salt to break up the ice would make the road conditions in our harsh Minnesota winters a lot better.