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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Population
1,209,265

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$982
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
    233
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    182
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    440
    500
  • Theft
    2,117
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,989
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Hennepin County Reviews

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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!
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I have not had any problem with anyone yet in the neighborhood. I am not so sure about the crime rate around here, in my opinion, I would consider it low. In my perspective, the cleanness of the area would be average. As you might know, some places are messier than others. Not the best, but irritates me since I am fastidious.
I think it's a little ridiculous the scope of the construction projects going on right now. It seems like there is no easy way to get around southing Minneapolis because of how many ramps and bridges are closed all at the same time.