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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Richfield is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 35,993. Richfield is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Richfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Richfield there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Richfield and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Richfield...
Population
35,993

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Richfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    88.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,641.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Richfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,844
National
$55,322
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Richfield Reviews

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It's a wonderful place! The people nearby are all very kind, it's very close to amenities of all kinds, such as the Mall of America, tons of restaurants and entertainment venues, and the like.
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I like to say that we have the best of all worlds in Richfield. Close to Mpls & lakes. Close to shopping & restaurants. Close to Woodlake Nature Ctr. Close to major freeways. Affordable housing & taxes. Great schools public & private. Small town feel. Live here & be written up in the local newspaper for your contributions & interests!
Richfield, Minnesota is a wonderful suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota for many reasons! I would personally recommend this area to any younger individuals or couples looking for opportunity as well as a fun nightlife area. It isn't the safest area but it's perfectly fine as long as you are smart about the choices you make.