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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Hopkins is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 18,300. Hopkins is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Hopkins offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hopkins there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hopkins and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hopkins are highly rated.
About Hopkins...
Population
18,300

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$994
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Hopkins 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
    95.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    276
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,390.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    25%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Hopkins

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,025
National
$55,322
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Hopkins Reviews

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The city of Hopkins is an absolutely amazing place to live! The number of opportunities in this city is astounding. There are countless places to eat, relax, and shop just in Downtown. The people are the nicest people you'll ever meet, and every establishment is welcoming and engaging. I would enthusiastically recommend the Hopkins Public Schools to any family looking for a world-class education. Overall, I am thrilled with the experiences I have had in Hopkins!
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I have been living in Hopkins since 1996. This city is a wonderful place to live and grow your family: one of the best school districts in Minnesota. My two kids have graduated from the Hopkins High school to have a good start in their lives. Hopkins has a friendly diversified community. Also, Hopkins has a charm of the Historical downtown (the settlement began in early 1850s). In addition, many modern buildings and places have been built and opened for art, sport, and youth. Hopkins is surrounded by parks with lakes and playgrounds. The Minnesota
state paved trail for bikes, running, and walking is going through Hopkins. During a summer time you can enjoy a live music in the City's downtown park and festivals, farmers market, and parades on Main Street. During a winter time skating rinks with warming houses are available at six locations in Hopkins as well the Indoor Ice Arena.
A light rail opening will be in 2024 to provide a public transportation to the Minneapolis metro area.
Hopkins is a great location if you like the city but don't want to feel so crowded. It's right on the edge of Minneapolis, the westernmost city that has that old, authentic city downtown feel, with cute brick buildings and walkable areas. Pretty much everything west of here is newer and lacks that city personality. It's also super close to a number of the large trail systems, going both into and out of the city. The new light rail is going right through the downtown area. There are definitely a lot of rentals and the lack of care taken for those rentals makes it feel a little bit less nice. However, it's evident that the area is very "up and coming" - homes are up for sale all the time in the neighborhood we live in, and being fixed up. The city is building and for the most part the new additions only add to the charm of the city (e.i not turning it into another boring new development area). We like living here and think that Hopkins is only going to get better with time.