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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Coon Rapids is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 62,342. Coon Rapids is in Anoka County. Living in Coon Rapids offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Coon Rapids there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Coon Rapids and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Coon Rapids are above average.
About Coon Rapids...
Population
62,342

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,092
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Coon Rapids Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    345.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,405
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Coon Rapids

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,586
National
$55,322
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Coon Rapids Reviews

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Coon Rapids is a well-rounded community. It has something for everyone. Great parks, great shopping, great restaurants and great community events!
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There are many great options for shopping and eating out in Coon Rapids. It is like a one stop hub of things to do. There are bowling alleys, movie theaters, many restaurants, clothing and other retail stores to go to. The people you meet are nice and always smiley. River dale area is my favorite spot to hang out! Coon Rapids is a very fun family and friend oreiented city! You will have a lot of fun here!
Coon Rapids is a safe city with fairly affordable housing costs. There's room for improvement in the public school system, public transportation, and night life entertainment.