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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Hennepin County is located in Minnesota with a population of 1,224,763. Hennepin County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Hennepin County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hennepin County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hennepin County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hennepin County are highly rated.
Population
1,224,763

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Hennepin 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    227.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    174.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    466
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,194.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Hennepin County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,154
National
$55,322

Hennepin County Reviews

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It is a great place to live! Within walking distance of many different activities. The one thing I do not like is the snow emergency system. I was under the impression that cars would be towed if they were parked on the wrong streets for certain days. However, I have only seen them plow around those cars leaving a mess where the cars were parked. Also, when they plow the main streets that first day of the emergency they tend to block off my side street with a wall of snow. Very inconvenient since those are the only streets we are supposed to park on that first day.
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I was born and raised there. It is totally breathtaking. The lakes, the seasons and all the parks! The people are friendly, nice. It's not called Minneapolis nice for nothing. I never should've left. It's the home of Prince(may he rest in peacefulness). The sites...Mall of America, Target Center, 7th Avenue and The Orpheum! There is so much to see and do in Minneapolis!
What I like about Hennepin County is that there is always a great energy from its residents. People interact with one another, I always see people smiling and when you approach someone on the street they do not ignore you or look the other way, they acknowledge your existence which I wish people did everywhere you went. despite the weather people find ways around the gloominess the winter may cause and are constantly putting together community events to keep its locals active. Hennepin County is a great place to live if you like engaging with your community and always having something exciting going on!