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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Crookston is a town in Minnesota with a population of 7,782. Crookston is in Polk County. Living in Crookston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Crookston and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Crookston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crookston 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
    218.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    307.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,937.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Crookston

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,212
National
$55,322

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Crookston Reviews

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Crookston is one of the safest and most affordable cities in MN. The University of Minnesota Crookston, RiverView Health, School District, Recreational programming, Red Lake River, Crookston Sports Center and strong agriculture economy all add to the quality of life.
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I absolutely love Crookston! They do not have much here, besides Wal-Mart, Hugo's, McDonald's, and a couple other restaurants, but since I am a college student, that is kind of a good thing. I need to be saving up my money so that I can pay for school, and living in Crookston has really enhanced that.
Crookston is a nice small town in northwestern Minnesota. It is safe to drive around. There are nice shops in the downtown area. Friendly, helpful people.