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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
New Ulm is a town in Minnesota with a population of 13,248. New Ulm is in Brown County. Living in New Ulm offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Ulm there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in New Ulm and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in New Ulm are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$592
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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New Ulm Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    98.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,090.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in New Ulm

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,288
National
$55,322

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I like the history the town has to offer. There are many things to learn about like the German heritage and where it came from which happens to be Ulm, Germany. This safe and welcoming community hosts a variety of festivals and events that allow their tue german heritage to shine through. They also offer a few restaurants where anyone can purchase authentic German food. The main change that needs to happen is becoming more lively. A few businesses have shut down, narrowing the shopping opportunities. overall a great town for both a short visit or a new home.
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New Ulm can be a great place if you are looking to find s plsce to enjoy your later years in. For younger aged people, New Ulm tends to get a bit boring, with not much to do at times. Drama in highschool and just in the town is terrible, I’m not sure if that’s with every town or just New Ulm, but it’s something I would definitely like to see change. Getting more things to do in New Ulm such as maybe more amusement parks, mall or more food places would benefit the town.
New Ulm is a nice town to live in. It is small, but there is a surprising amount of small businesses and an equally shocking amount of things to do. New Ulm has multiple parks, an indoor gym and pool facility, an outdoor ice skating rink in the colder months, and plenty of smiles from the locals. I have had a great experience being here for my college career.