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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
    B-
Lakefield is a town in Minnesota with a population of 1,703. Lakefield is in Jackson County. Living in Lakefield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lakefield and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lakefield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$679
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
    62
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124
    500
  • Theft
    185
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lakefield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,550
National
$55,322
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Lakefield Reviews

3 reviews
Lakefield is a truly a sleepy little town of about 1,700 residents. I enjoy living where I know my neighbors and can always count on a helping hand when I need one. I know my kids can play outside without constant supervision, or I can take a walk any time of day without feeling afraid. We have excellent parks, a new library, a great outdoor pool, a county museum, and several small businesses that help make my town a great place to live.
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Many of the businesses owned in my town are self-run businesses, not large corporations. These businesses sometimes has what a customer needs but the options are sometimes sparse. Also, they provide good services but there doesn't seem to be anything extraordinary about the local businesses.
There are some large corporations in our area, such as Kozy Heat Fireplaces, but there isn't a variety of jobs out there for everyone.