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
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$752
National
$949
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
    228
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    614
    500
  • Theft
    3,673
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,950
National
$55,322
Children
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
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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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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!
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!