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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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 62,376. 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
62,376

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,114
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,767
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.3
    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
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Coon Rapids

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,413
National
$55,322
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The friendliness of the people. It is very family- friendly. Lots of bike trails and the dam offers a great recreational area. The police and fire department have very fast response times whenever we have called them. I was really impressed during this particular incident two summers ago; someone had set the portable bathroom on fire in the newly- remodeled Riverview Park. I was there with my children and we stopped the fire immediately and called the police. In less than five minutes, I had a police squad car and a fire truck in the park. They were very appreciative of the call and glad that there was no fire to put out. The fire fighters were especially thankful that we caught the fire before it burned the toilet down as this had happened at a different park as they informed me later. I am glad to be a resident of Coon Rapids, MN!
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Coon rapids is a very diverse town. It is located only 30 minutes north of the cities (W/out traffic). It contains a small mall and a shopping area called riverdale roughly the size of a hamlet containing retail stores and dinning options.throughout most neigborhoods there are biking/walking trails for civilians to explore at there leasure. I am currently enrolled in coon rapids high school, it is an outstanding facility with a wide variety of clubs and activities. The teachers truely care about the students in there class and want to them to succeed. The high school has implimented classes to help prepare students to go to college for medical(biomed) and engineering.
My experience with living in Coon Rapids has been positive fir the most part. The Metro bus passes through here so, if you don't drive transportation isn't a huge issue. There's a car dealership near by, some fast food restaurants, a park, grocery store, a gym, middle school, and a high school. If you do drive I personally don't think the neighborhood isn't far from major cities like Minneapolis/St.Paul. I just wish there was more diversity and shopping centers close by. I also wished more business would open up around here for employment purposes.