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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Lakeville is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 62,489. Lakeville is in Dakota County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Lakeville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lakeville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lakeville are highly rated.
About Lakeville...
Population
62,489

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,432
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Lakeville 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
    30.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    70.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    705.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Lakeville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,069
National
$55,322
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Lakeville Reviews

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Lots of stuff to do; many restaurants of all types, sports, dance studios, malls, and parks. The school district is great, and many middle/upper-middle class families live here. People are caring, and it's a very safe area to raise children! Additionally, it is only a short drive away from the Mall of America and Minneapolis and St. Paul. The only thing I wish is that they opened a Chipotle here sooner!
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Lakeville has stepped up it's game! Downtown is no longer just babes bar and the infamous dairy delight. There are brewery's, hip & trendy restaurants that the whole family can enjoy. Not to mention there's even an Escape Room Game. Food, fun, and entertainment right in your backyard.
Lakeville is a beautiful city with with incredible people. I love living in Lakeville due to reasons such as cleanliness, nature and it’s good schooling system. It is beautiful because the city is very clean and it is constantly measures taking to keep its clean and welcoming. The nature in Lakeville specifically the trees are very well maintained and are a main contributor to the beauty of the city. Lakeville’s has a very good schooling system. I will personally rate it a 5 star coming from a current student who has experienced all the opportunity the school has to give. I’m my overall experience, Lakeville is a great place to visit or stay