A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$552,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107
    525
  • Theft
    578
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$116,292
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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I love how close the city is too Lake Minnetonka! Restaurants are picking up with the construction. Long Lake is the perfect get away on a nice day when you don't want the busyness of tonka
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Growing up and living in Orono, Minnesota has been great. The conveniences to many local shops is a huge benefit from where I grew up. In the future, I see growth in this area because of the growing population.
There aren't great opportunities in town, but the metro area in general has an abundant amount of job opportunities.