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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
St. Cloud is a town in Minnesota with a population of 67,093. St. Cloud is in Stearns County. Living in St. Cloud offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Cloud there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Cloud and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in St. Cloud are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$731
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    209.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    485.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,354.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in St. Cloud

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,601
National
$55,322
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The City of St. Cloud is a community filled with diversity and culture. From the historic downtown to the booming commercial areas, St. Cloud has a lot to offer. Surrounded by several lakes, park and colleges St. Cloud is not only a destination, but a place to call home. The City of St. Cloud is also a great place to raise a family. Good schools, splash pads and concerts in the park are a few reasons St. Cloud is family friendly. St. Cloud also houses a large university and hospital as well as several private businesses. For work or pleasure there is a lot to do in St. Cloud!
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Cons: sex trafficking issue, excessive vehicle traffic on roads with people that don’t know how to drive, not enough vegan/veg options for restaurants, everything closes way too early or has weird hours, the dramatic amount of immigrants has created a lot tension around here, city feels over-populated, ever increasing crime (we’ve experienced a lot), city ordinances say you can only have 2 dogs.
Pros: it’s the town Marshall Erickson grew up in from the TV show How I Met Your Mother (though it’s completely misrepresented), the mall, Munsinger gardens, some of the parks, and easy access to HWY 10 and Int 94. Some might say the University should be in this column as well.
Saint Cloud has the inner city dynamic of Minneapolis, MN on a micro scale. Although it boasts 1/8th of the population, the cost of living attracts a fair amount of banking and legal administration. The city represents the best of both worlds. Less than 10 minutes out of town is quite rural with farming towns and small railroad towns while you can easily reside in the city limits. The surrounding cities of Waite Park and Sartell have among the best public schools in the state and Saint Cloud proper provides a diverse working environment supplemented by the surge of college students.