A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$728
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Duluth 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
    261
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    698
    1
  • Theft
    3,314
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,034
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Duluth Reviews

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I have grown up just outside of Duluth in neighboring Rice Lake Township my entire life and am firmly planted here. Duluth is beautiful, my favorite thing to do is watch the sunrise over Lake Superior... not something you see just anywhere. There has never been a time that I have felt unsafe walking down the street or on the many nature trails available to Duluth's residents and tourists. There are many fun things to do, from bringing the kids out for some arcade games at Adventure Zone to picnicking in Enger Park and climbing the well-known Enger Tower to take in the beautiful view from atop the tower. Duluth is an amazing place too be!
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Duluth is a great place to be if you're interested in the outdoors and have the urge to try new things. From biking to rock climbing to running to skiing, Duluth has much more than meets the eye and isn't as overcrowded as other cities with as many opportunities. Among the activities to be done in Duluth the business atmosphere is also growing with multiple networking events each giving new residents a place to meet people!
Duluth, MN is a great place to make your new home for the next few years! It is perfect for those who are coming from a small town and want to ease their way into city life - or for those who need a break from crazy traffic and people everywhere. Duluth offers plenty of outdoor activities, and has an abundance of hiking trails and beautiful sites, such as lake superior, Enger tower, and Bentley Ville. This hometown of legendary singer Bob Dylan has a very hipster college town feel. Duluth offers a wide array of unique coffee shops, restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and much more. Duluth was even listed as one of the top best places to live in the U.S. a couple years back! Definitely look into it if you're looking for the perfect college town!