A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$869
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Minneapolis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    495
    0
  • Murder
    11
    0
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    459
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    860
    1
  • Theft
    2,919
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    415
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,480
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Minneapolis Reviews

286 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Minneapolis for ten years, and despite the occasional urge to venture away, I can't seem to leave this special city. Minneapolis possesses balance in the most crucial areas. We have wonderful parks and green spaces in the middle of a buzzing metropolitan area. We experience the depth of all four seasons, enjoying ice skating and cozy evenings during our brisk winters and playtime on the beach during our steamy summers. We cultivate a thriving arts community and participate in demonstrations and political acts that gain national recognition. The people of Minneapolis harbor community and act on behalf of one another to establish systems that benefit us all. I am proud to call it home!
Review Minneapolis
I moved to Minneapolis, MN from Dallas, TX, in January 2015. My experiences here have been overwhelming positive. Minneapolis is a "small big city", filled with excellent restaurants, shops and entertainment. I was most surprised by the amount of local live theater. In Texas, theater was inconvenient and expensive. Here, you can see a well-cast, well-performed play for the same price as a 3D movie! Minneapolis supports the arts. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in particular, has free admission (though it accepts donations), rotating exhibitions, and paintings by Picasso, O'Keefe, and Van Gogh. I would highly recommend Minneapolis to the young artist on a budget. You will not be disappointed that you came here.
Minneapolis is a beautiful city, built around natural lakes, rivers, and streams. The political atmosphere of the city is established as liberal, although much of the city is fairly gentrified. Neighbors tend to keep to themselves, although all of us become kinder and more helpful in the cold winter, particularly willing to help out others when it snows. I live in the Linden Hills area, which is Southwest Minneapolis. The shopping and foodie scene in Minneapolis is pretty impressive if you're willing to do some research. I love the many consignment shops! I also appreciate having a city where I feel safe, and so do my non-white friends. The Minneapolis schools are excellent, considering that they're inner-city schools. While cost of living can be somewhat high, our economy is great enough to support it.