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Golden Valley is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 21,566. Golden Valley is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Golden Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Golden Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Golden Valley and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Golden Valley are highly rated.

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About Golden Valley...
Population
21,566

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,349
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    27.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    31.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    296.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,650.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

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