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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    A+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    A+
Olmsted County is located in Minnesota with a population of 153,065. Olmsted County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. In Olmsted County, most residents own their homes. In Olmsted County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Olmsted County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Olmsted County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Olmsted County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,524.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Olmsted County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,880
National
$55,322

Olmsted County Reviews

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It’s a generally nice place to be. It’s not exactly a big city, but it has most of your needs contained in the area. However, if you’re a city person, this place is not for you.
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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.
Houses are in pretty good condition