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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
About Minneapolis...
Population
404,670

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
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
    549
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    442
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    822
    500
  • Theft
    2,923
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    477
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,611
National
$55,322
Children
17%
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
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Minneapolis Reviews

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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!
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I like how Minneapolis is a major city and it still has a lot of NATURE. We have 5 lakes! And they all have walking and biking trails along them. We also have Minnehaha falls! But the flip side of Minneapolis is the insane liberal laws. Especially the 2040 PLAN IS THE WORST! We don’t need more bike lanes there are bike trails everywhere. The crime rate has also been increasing over the years, north Minneapolis is the worst, but crimes are getting worse everywhere here. Minneapolis has also been recently voted as the 3RD MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN AMERICA. Thank you for reading
Minneapolis is a growing community with a lot of diversity. Everybody minds themselves and many are "Minnesota nice." Traffic is only heavy on the freeways during rush hour because of out of town commuters, otherwise the roads are very efficient. Bike lanes are established to keep bikers, pedestrians, and drivers safe from collision. This city is really big in the arts which welcome all ages and plenty of brewery's and night life events for strictly adults to enjoy too. Minneapolis is a quaint metropolis that has far less crime than other large cities around the country. One thing to dislike are the roads during snow storms, they are impossible to maneuver through!