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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Central is a neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a population of 8,303. Central is in Hennepin County. Living in Central offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Central there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Central and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Central are above average.
About Central...
Population
8,303

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,084
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,107
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    454.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    898.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,176.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,631
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    776.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,834
National
$55,322
Families with Children
41%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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We love the diversity, and the central locations is great. The neighborhood safety has improved significantly over the years. A little too much garbage on the streets, though.
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Central Minneapolis is great... if you're into drive-by's, prostitution, and really loud Spanish music (with a blown speaker, of course) access to 35w is nice though, and it's cheap af.
This area that me and my family live in is horrible because of what happens in our nieborhood and because the people here are usually nasty grimy people.