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    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 18,217. 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
18,217

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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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
    93.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    252.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    967.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Hopkins

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,027
National
$55,322
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Hopkins Reviews

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I have lived in Hopkins for four years and I'm absolutely in love with this city. Mainstreet is so quaint yet Lively. I love that I can walk everywhere and everyone here is so friendly!
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I have lived in Hopkins for about 4 years and I enjoy really enjoy it. You are close to downtown Minneapolis, but the cost of living is a little cheaper. Everything you need is nearby from food to shopping. It is an area with low crime and it is safe!
I have been living in Hopkins since 2014. Crime rates are low, jobs are available and neighbors are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Its a clean environment to live in. Living in this everything is in close proximity from; banks, grocery stores, police stations and manu more. It is also a diverse community where you can find neighbors of all cultures.