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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Carver County is located in Minnesota with a population of 98,799. Carver County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Carver County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Carver County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carver County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Carver County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$287,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Carver 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
    41.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    849
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Carver County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,095
National
$55,322

Carver County Reviews

2 reviews
My family moved here over twenty years ago, back when it was nearly all farmland! As the years went by, and as it became more and more urbanized, it has become a major place to live within Minnesota. Something new is always being built, yet it still has the surrounding towns have the "small town" feel to them. Although it is becoming very expensive to live there, Carver County is full of future potential for both domestic and industrial atmospheres!
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Carver is a great small town nestled alongside another great small town, Chaska. Separated from Chaska by the Minnesota river valley, students from Carver are generally close knit and have the feeling of a community within a community in the Chaska/Chanhassen schools. The area has the best of all worlds- the rural fields and nature preserves of Carver, the historic Chaska town square, and the suburban benefits of Chanhassen offering mainstream options like Target and Chipotle alongside destinations such as the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, all just 45 minutes from the theatre, foodie, and Big 10 University scene of the Twin Cities.