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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Minneapolis is a city in Minnesota with a population of 416,021. Minneapolis is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Minneapolis offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Minneapolis there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Minneapolis and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Minneapolis are above average.
About Minneapolis...
Population
416,021

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Minneapolis Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    408.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    100.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    276.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    721.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,678.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    511.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Minneapolis

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,993
National
$55,322
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Minneapolis Reviews

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I like the opportunities here. I appreciate the items like gloves,scarves, hats that are received for no charge. The places where I can go eat. Also the public transportation is awesome! The light rail goes from Minneapolis to St.Paul. The suburbs are easily accessible. There is not a problem with getting a job even if your not in the city.
The things I'm irritated with is the way the housing is here. Most of the housing is not affordable and the houses or apartments are small. I really believe if the rent was lower the homeless people would be able to afford it providing they have good credit,no unlawful detainers,and have first and last months rent. Also this is a refugee state. If the state can't house its own why do they keep letting people in from other countries?
On a good note, I consider Minneapolis to be pretty safe from where I come from. There are many libraries here and there are may events that goes on here,so I am not bored.
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It’s a beautifully diverse place to live, which I much perfer. There’s just about any housing one requires, from: Apartments, to Condominiums, to private housing, to Lower income housing, to Senior Citizens we have it all! Beautiful parks, Nature reserves, an abundance of lakes & more. We have crime like anywhere else in this country, but even living in the inner City is safe if you utilize common sense & safety as your guidelines, as in anywhere you live. Employment is abundant and opportunities are open to all here, if your willing to work for it. Shopping, entertainment, and most anything one desires is also abundant in most locations, even in our suburbs. Minneapolis is a great place for Families, Singles, Children of all ages,& Senior Citizens alike. I personally love that we live as Americans were intended to live...ALL PEOPLE of all races, creeds, genders, religions live, work, & play together in harmony here, at least most of us do.
Minneapolis can be a wonderful city. We house lots of immigrants and refugees, which adds some racial tensions but also adds lots of culture and diversity. The city is, in my opinion, fairly liberal-leaning, while other parts of the state that are more rural and agrarian are more conservative, meaning that while Minnesota usually goes blue, it's never a landslide. The school systems here are okay, with some great magnet schools, but are drastically underfunded.The leadership in Minneapolis is usually strong, although Mayor Jacob Frey in particular hasn't shown much success in his response to the George Floyd murder and the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the Minneapolis City Council announced their decision to defund the Minneapolis Police Department - which has a history of cruel brutality and corruption - and replenish city organizations to help minorities. Overall, it's a pretty great place to grow up, and learn from the people around you.