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Overall Niche Grade
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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 411,452. 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
411,452

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$941
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Minneapolis Rankings

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

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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
    534.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    10
    6.1
  • Rape
    122.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    434.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    897.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,173.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    570
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Minneapolis

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,720
National
$55,322
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Minneapolis Reviews

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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.
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I love Mpls so much! Its not as big as say, Chicago, but it really does have everything a big city does! One unique thing about Minneapolis is our lakes and parks. With over 15,000 lakes in the state of MN, its hard to miss them! Minneapolis has astounding lakes and beautiful parks - not to mention Minnehaha Falls! From attending a public schools in my opinion they are very good and overall Mpls is a safe city. There are many options for food like Cuban, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Indian etc... If you like night-life downtown Mpls is for you! There are many nice bars and clubs - not to mention the food!
Minneapolis has offered me the best experience possible. I’ve lived in one home my whole life in the busiest part of south Minneapolis. Our school district is strong and very involved - students are driven! We resist the Trump Administration and do it proudly; just the other day there were people gathered on a corner in the middle of a thunderstorm to protest! You will find everything here: public and private organizations and programs that are easy to involve yourself in, family-friendly atmospheres, and a very communal attitude. I am happy to say that Minneapolis has offered me a safe, diverse, green community to grow up and flourish in!