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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Grand Rapids is a town in Minnesota with a population of 11,099. Grand Rapids is in Itasca County. Living in Grand Rapids offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grand Rapids there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Grand Rapids and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grand Rapids are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Grand Rapids 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    70.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,124.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Grand Rapids

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,514
National
$55,322

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Grand Rapids Reviews

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is a small town, where friends become family. At first glance, it may seem as if there really isn't much to do in this small town, but nothing could be farther from the truth, if you have a sense of adventure. From snowmobiling, to floating down the rivers, in a tire's innertube, this town has captured the spirt of childhood and, like in neverland, one never completely grows up here.
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Beautiful scenery, Okay traffic, great swimming and fishing, very beautiful walking and biking paths. Lots of summer activities!
I love living in Grand Rapids. They have plenty of walking paths, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, farmers market. They offer different activities during the year. Every summer they have the Tall Timber Days, which is a blast!