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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Houston County is located in Minnesota with a population of 18,709. In Houston County, most residents own their homes. In Houston County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Houston County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Houston County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Houston 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    57.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    576.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Houston County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,837
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Houston County

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