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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Duluth is a town in Minnesota with a population of 86,066. Duluth is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Duluth offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Duluth there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Duluth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Duluth are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Duluth 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
    210
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    76
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    586
    500
  • Theft
    3,581
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Duluth

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,227
National
$55,322
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Duluth is an excellent city to live in. There is always something happening. Sense of community is really strong. There are people of all walks of life. The scenery is beautiful- there is nothing like walking along the shore of Lake Superior. The hills are not great in the winter, but you learn to drive in them, or get snow tires! I wish that there were more companies with room for growth. It seems hard to get a high ranking position in a well known company.
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Beautiful city, lots of outdoor places and activities. Always something new and exciting to do! Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Singing, Sight seeing, Craft beers, it ia always an adventure!
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!