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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Chisago City is a town in Minnesota with a population of 5,043. Chisago City is in Chisago County. Living in Chisago City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Chisago City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Chisago City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$755
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Chisago City 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Chisago City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,879
National
$55,322
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Chisago City Reviews

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I grew up in Chisago, and it had a great public education system with a lot of opportunities through the school and the community. It is a great place for outdoor activities in every season with a short commute to nearby cities with more things to do. There is a lot of lakes for fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, ice fishing, ice skating snowmobiling and anything else you could think of. As well as a lot of public land for hunting. There is a state park just past Chisago as well as a water park, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. In the summer Chisago also hosts one of the bigger triatholon's in the midwest. This is a great place to live if you love outdoors and want to stay active.
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Lived here for 4 years. Decent place to raise a family with a small town feel. Good jobs don't exist in this area--you'll likely have to travel +45 mins towards the twin cities for work. Housing is cheaper compared to other places closer to the cities because its considered a "rural" area. Crime is relatively minimal--has your run down part of town with stereotypical drug addicts/domestic issues. Not much to do out here, Lindstrom is a cute town nearby to visit. It has beautiful gorgeous lakes and is a friendly area. School district in this area are very mediocre, not great but not bad either.
Chisago is a great community. There are over 6 lakes in the area, providing fun activities at all times of the year. It is a Swedish community and we have an annual festival celebrating the Swedish heritage. One downfall is the long and cold winters that come with living in Minnesota.