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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Crystal is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 22,910. Crystal is in Hennepin County. Living in Crystal offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Crystal there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Crystal and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Crystal...
Population
22,910

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crystal 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,754.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Crystal

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,831
National
$55,322

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Crystal Reviews

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I absolutely love my town and my neighbors! I have neighbors that welcomed me in with cupcakes and are extremely friendly. The houses in my community are much more affordable than most of the communities in the area. There are a lot of great resources and stores near by, along with beautiful lakes and scenery. I wish we had more quality trails and sidewalks though. We have many great parks but they could use updating. Most of the roads are well cared for but there are some that could use some work. The schools in the area have been improving tremendously and their are more and more quality academy's popping up each year.
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Crystal is a welcoming city, and has steadily become more diverse over the years. I like that they are beginning to incorporate more public transportation options as well as putting in more bike trails and bike lanes to promote alternative modes of transportation. It shows a commitment to the health of the community as well as promoting environmental sustainability. One thing I would like to see changed would be the overnight parking restrictions. While it is nice to have streets that are not overly crowded, it can be a pain when hosting visitors from out of town to find alternative places for them to park, and having strict laws of no on street overnight parking does little to discourage people from drinking and driving.
Crystal, Minnesota is a growing suburb right outside of Minneapolis. It has become a popular place the last ten years for young adults starting families. It is a family-friendly community. It is very close in proximity to many opportunities around the great Twin Cities area. Along with that, it is not too far from the Wisconsin and Iowa borders. My time here has been spent well because of the outdoor parks and shopping surrounding the area.