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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Downtown West is a neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a population of 7,740. Downtown West is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Downtown West offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown West there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown West and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Downtown West...
Population
7,740

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,851
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,386
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    2,136.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    2,800.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,154.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    26,403.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    794
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,353
National
$62,843
Families with Children
5%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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