A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Olmsted 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
    103
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    331
    500
  • Theft
    1,740
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,308
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Olmsted County Reviews

3 reviews
Olmsted County has a great transportation system, a low crime rate, and great medical care.

The county has a good atmosphere with a couple small towns and the "just the right size" city of Rochester.
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Houses are in pretty good condition
Great place to be in a community