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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Elbow Lake is a town in Minnesota with a population of 1,278. Elbow Lake is in Grant County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Elbow Lake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elbow Lake there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in Elbow Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Elbow Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    87.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Elbow Lake

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,955
National
$55,322
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Elbow Lake Reviews

1 review
Elbow Lake is a small town. It lacks community resources for involvement, recreation, and growth. Young adults living in this town only seem to have one option to socialize, and that is a bar. The community is a farming community, with many churches, and it does have a lot of helpful and caring people that volunteer their time to helping others. It's a safe community where kids are free to ride their bikes, play at the parks, and go to school. It lacks job opportunities and diversity. It's a nice place to raise a family because cost of living is low, safety is high, and many people enjoy the small-town vibe.
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